Here's a guide to getting the best deal in Great Britain.
Nintendo UK are advising that gamers pre-order the Nintendo 3DS at their favourite retailer with a deposit, as this will help with forecasting. They say that this means they can ensure that enough units are shipped to match demand, as if everyone tries to get a console last-minute, they may have shipped all of their stock, and so there will not be enough consoles in the initial supply.
Deals on offer currently include:
ShopTo - Blue and Black models for £199.85. This is a limited-time promotion price for pre-orders. They do also warn that they cannot confirm delivery dates of pre-orders until they receive more information from Nintendo.
HMV - Pre-order price is £229.99. If you trade-in a DS Lite, DSi, or DSi XL, you get an extra £20 on the trade-in value when it's put towards a 3DS pre-order before March 19. This is around £60-110 value depending on which console you trade in.
Zavvi - Pre-order for £217.85 to receive a free executive case.
Launch titles are almost certain to be the following with prices ranging from £24.99-39.99.
Nintendogs + Cats (Toy Poodle & New Friends)
Nintendogs + Cats (French Bulldog & New Friends)
Nintendogs + Cats (Golden Retriever & New Friends)
Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
Pro Evolution Soccer 3D
Super Monkey Ball 3D
Super Street Fighter IV 3D
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars 3D
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D
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