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Smaller New 3DS Bundle Announced For North America

by Donald Theriault - August 31, 2015, 4:47 pm EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Holdouts now have an option.

Nintendo has announced new hardware exclusive to GameStop in the US at the retailer's manager conference in Las Vegas, including the North American debut of the smaller New 3DS.

The New 3DS will come in a bundle with a download code for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, two New 3DS faceplates and an Amiibo card at a MSRP of $219.99. The bundle releases with the game on September 25. The colored buttons of the European and Japanese models will be retained, while a charger will still be sold separately.

Also announced at the conference were the following special edition pieces of hardware:

  • A special edition New 3DSXL with Hyrule emblems that launches on October 30, a week after The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
  • Special Wii Remote Plus models badged with Bowser, Toad and Yoshi. The first two will release a week from Friday to coincide with Super Mario Maker, while the Yoshi will release on October 16 with Yoshi's Woolly World.

All of the hardware is showing in stock on GameStop's website as of press time.



EnnerAugust 31, 2015

And here I was thinking the New 3DS wouldn't come over when it wasn't mentioned in the previous new dump.

Hmm, Happy Home Designer costs $40 and an additional face plate set is usually in the $15-30 range imported and not counting shipping. So maybe a non-bundled N3DS would be about $160-180?

nickmitchAugust 31, 2015

Wait, Nintendo CAN'T release the ~new~ Nintendo 3DS! It'll confuse consumers!!!


MythtendoAugust 31, 2015

Happy to see the regular size New 3DS coming, but only in a Animal Crossing bundle? I like the Animal Crossing games, but have zero interest in HHD because it's main focus is the part of Animal Crossing that I always liked the least.

NeoThunderSeptember 01, 2015

The New gold Zelda looks nice, but I wish they would have had the "new" blue 3DS at launch instead of just black and red. I'm now tempted by the gold one now as a result

LouieturkeySeptember 01, 2015

I may finally bite on a 3DS with that Zelda one.  That's pretty.

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