New Nintendo 2DS XL (Black and Turquoise or White and Orange) - £119.99 - Amazon
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New Nintendo 2DS XL (Black and Turquoise or White and Orange) - £119.99 - Amazon

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Found 4th May 2017
I honestly didn't see this coming up for pre-order before the current gaming code offer expired. It definitely looks like a £129.99 RRP price, so a £10 saving whilst available is decent enough for me.

"Save £10.00 when you spend £75.00 or more on Video Games offered by Amazon.co.uk. Enter code VG10OFF75 at checkout. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)"

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I'm tempted to get my pre-order in, payment isn't taken until dispatch, so if it comes up anywhere cheaper, I'll jump on it.

The 3DS XL is currently £170 on Amazon.
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deleted1431257
This handheld should have been released years ago
hass123

This handheld should have been released years ago



​ every new and better product should have been released years ago
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Hutchie

£129.99 now



read the description :-)
Hutchie

£129.99 now


It was £129.99 since they started taking preoroders on Amazon. If you read OP's you will find what you're missing.
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deleted1431257
This handheld should have been released years ago
hass123

This handheld should have been released years ago



​ every new and better product should have been released years ago
Cheers Buzz. Not sure if i will keep the pre-order but will hold onto it for now while I think about it.
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Tempted just for zelda games but can't help feel I should put the money towards switch.
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jsty3105

every new and better product should have been released years ago


But how relevant is the 3DS lineup now with Switch having released two months ago, compared to when the new 3ds handhelds were released? How many games for the 3ds lineup have been released over the past year compared to previous years?

How many people actually used the 3d function on their 3ds handhelds? Only a few games actually enforced it well like Super Mario 3d Land, and the last Pokemon games ditched the 3d.
Edited by: "deleted1431257" 4th May 2017
Pfft, released 28th of July. Too late for the kids birthday. Back to the drawing board
daBluone

Tempted just for zelda games but can't help feel I should put the money … Tempted just for zelda games but can't help feel I should put the money towards switch.



Buy the Zelda games at the same time and use the £20 off code instead... Should apply to all gaming products. (^_^)
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deleted849183
Pretty unnecessary release but that's not stopped ninty before has it. It's got a slight look of the ds phat about it.
Is it matte or glossy?

I hate the gloss on the N3DS XL.
otterboxer

Pretty unnecessary release but that's not stopped ninty before has it. … Pretty unnecessary release but that's not stopped ninty before has it. It's got a slight look of the ds phat about it.



Very iPhone'ish - very Funtendo

However for some reason, it just looks flimsy and cheap in comparison to the 3DS/XL consoles, almost like they want you to break them!
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Good price that, but as a New 3DS XL owner I have no need for one. I might consider biting further down the line if they do a Zelda themed one though
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otterboxer

Pretty unnecessary release but that's not stopped ninty before has it. … Pretty unnecessary release but that's not stopped ninty before has it. It's got a slight look of the ds phat about it.



2DS (which at the time I expected this version, not what they offered) did pretty well at somewhere between 5 and 6 million sales. Looking just at the back catalogue of Pokemon I think this will do pretty well with the XL and better looks than the 2DS. Tempted to trade in my old 3DS XL for this one.
Been waiting for this. Using the £10 code would be stupid, add a £20+ game and get £20 off.


Edited by: "mtc1" 4th May 2017
Except for cost - why would you get this rather than a switch? Just back catalogue or?
Edited by: "exexpat" 4th May 2017
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exexpat

Except for cost - why would you get this rather than a switch? Just back … Except for cost - why would you get this rather than a switch? Just back catalogue or?



Comes down to cost I suppose. If I was travelling anywhere 3+ hours i'd take both. DS back catalogue especially with all the Zelda titles is incredibly strong.
can you play ocarina of time on these? or is it just a 3ds exclusive game?
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spongebob1913

can you play ocarina of time on these? or is it just a 3ds exclusive game?



You can play it on it. Just think of it as a 3DS with the 3D turned off and the slider removed
magicjay1986

Comes down to cost I suppose. If I was travelling anywhere 3+ hours i'd … Comes down to cost I suppose. If I was travelling anywhere 3+ hours i'd take both. DS back catalogue especially with all the Zelda titles is incredibly strong.



​ and the fact that this won't be as likely to break. this thing should be bullet proof whereas a fly could break a switch just by looking at it funny
Wigwam851

​ and the fact that this won't be as likely to break. this thing should b … ​ and the fact that this won't be as likely to break. this thing should be bullet proof whereas a fly could break a switch just by looking at it funny



​ plus I've got a Wii u so don't need a switch for zelda and Mario kart as they're the only games the switch has
Marcoos

You can play it on it. Just think of it as a 3DS with the 3D turned off … You can play it on it. Just think of it as a 3DS with the 3D turned off and the slider removed


thanks
Had the original DS and DSlite... now it's the time to go back. Just can't decide on the colour...
With my eyes the 3D effect was pointless, so this is great for me, cheers!
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Wigwam851

and the fact that this won't be as likely to break. this thing should be … and the fact that this won't be as likely to break. this thing should be bullet proof whereas a fly could break a switch just by looking at it funny



Not sure about that...take a look at the Switch durability videos on YouTube.

Although in fairness, I don't think any of these tests covered whether it would withstand a funny look from a fly.
Edited by: "magicjay1986" 4th May 2017
cant seem to order the white one. it won't ship to my address. I'm in uk had to get the black one.
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magicjay1986

...Tempted to trade in my old 3DS XL for this one.



+1, that's exactly what I'm considering too.
What are chances of getting CFW on these - zero. Seriously grab a N3DSXL - stick CFW on and bobs ur uncle for Homebrew purposes only
Marcoos

Good price that, but as a New 3DS XL owner I have no need for one. I … Good price that, but as a New 3DS XL owner I have no need for one. I might consider biting further down the line if they do a Zelda themed one though



This is my problem. I have the Link Between Worlds special edition "old" 3DS XL and I can't bear to part with it!

exexpat

Except for cost - why would you get this rather than a switch? Just back … Except for cost - why would you get this rather than a switch? Just back catalogue or?



Kids. Makes perfect sense. Clamshell design, no 3D, half the price, huge library of cheap games. And it can do them Pokemons.

Edited by: "PsychONeill" 4th May 2017
amazon saying there is delivery restriction on white one to uk. looking into it for me .
daBluone

Tempted just for zelda games but can't help feel I should put the money … Tempted just for zelda games but can't help feel I should put the money towards switch.


go for the switch if you like Zelda - its epic!
Ninbox4

+1, that's exactly what I'm considering too.


and me, damn it... pre ordered one now
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Well I have caved. Ordered the black and blue. Thanks OP, looks like a great price
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Marcoos

Good price that, but as a New 3DS XL owner I have no need for one. I … Good price that, but as a New 3DS XL owner I have no need for one. I might consider biting further down the line if they do a Zelda themed one though

exexpat

Except for cost - why would you get this rather than a switch? Just back … Except for cost - why would you get this rather than a switch? Just back catalogue or?



My New 3DS XL is the Majora's Mask one, I'm the same, can't bring myself to get rid and the prices for it aren't that great from Game or CEX
jsty3105

every new and better product should have been released years ago


I think they mean a 3DS, but without the pointless 3D, in a clamshell design, i.e. not the crappy 2DS, and with the extra controls of the new 3DS. No reason why they couldn't have started with that back in 2011.
I wont lie the placement of the power button is a deal breaker - id be hitting it on the table top at least once or twice every hour
donerkebab

What are chances of getting CFW on these - zero. Seriously grab a N3DSXL … What are chances of getting CFW on these - zero. Seriously grab a N3DSXL - stick CFW on and bobs ur uncle for Homebrew purposes only



Very high as fundamentally, it still uses the same architecture as the New 3DS / XL. However, it more than likely will ship with 11.4 which so far has not been cracked (but if history is anything to go by, will be hacked in the future).

Best thing to do is wait and see. I too am only interested for homebrew reasons (I want to play Japanese games).
This is tempting. My Original 3DS is 6 years old and I'm feeling like an upgrade is soon to be needed. With this it's got better specs, more buttons, bigger screens and a cheaper price (all in exchange for the 3d gimmick which I hardly used for most games). Also means I can play those N3DS exclusives like Xenoblade Chronicles and the SNES games on the eShop.
Damn even at a £130 RRP Nintendo have shocked me a little. Fully expected it to be a direct $150/£150.
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