New Nintendo 3DS XL Majoras Mask 3D Edition @ Nintendo Store £209.99
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New Nintendo 3DS XL Majoras Mask 3D Edition @ Nintendo Store £209.99

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Found 24th Mar 2015
This has been Out Of Stock for a long time but is now available on preorder again. As it is from Nintendo themselves you know that it is genuine.

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Well its from Nintendo, through the Hut Group aka Zavvi (who run the Nintendo Store).

This item seems to keep coming back in stock lol. Great for those that want it I guess, just hope no one paid silly money for one on eBay!

It's a shame not all of them have an IPS display. Some have a TN panel. It's like a 50/50 chance of getting TN or the superior IPS, yet you pay the same price. You'll know which one you have buy tilting it and if the screen appears washed out you have a TN screen and if you have great viewing angles and better colour you have an IPS screen.

Great if u didn't already spend £300 on one off eBay!!!!

This was always going to come back in stock around now, one of them will be my cancelled pre-order.

What I believe happened was:
The item was put up for preorder way back when with a release date of feb, same as the other New 3DS models.
It sold out.
The item was put up for preorder as a 2nd batch with a later release date of end March.
People like me who missed out 1st time around, then preordered one.
On release day, some stock of the original preorder became available again (I presume these were cancellations, or maybe more units were delivered than expected).
Rather than send units early to those of us who had a late March one ordered, the Hut group / official site decided to sell these as separately.
At this time, I ordered one for delivery on the following Monday (it was release on a Friday) and cancelled my late March preorder.

This will be history repeating itself - cancelled preorders being filled.

been playing this more than ps4 and Wii u. game library is fantastic

I have had my 3DS for ages gathering dust. Can you recommend some good turn based rpgs or good action games? On 3DS or DS as I never owned a DS. Not really a fan of mario or zelda.

Qarix

It's a shame not all of them have an IPS display. Some have a TN panel. … It's a shame not all of them have an IPS display. Some have a TN panel. It's like a 50/50 chance of getting TN or the superior IPS, yet you pay the same price. You'll know which one you have buy tilting it and if the screen appears washed out you have a TN screen and if you have great viewing angles and better colour you have an IPS screen.



.... What now? Is this on all the XL models or just the Zelda edition? My Monster hunter 4 ultimate new 3ds xl edition looks glorious!

allgonewrong

.... What now? Is this on all the XL models or just the Zelda edition? … .... What now? Is this on all the XL models or just the Zelda edition? My Monster hunter 4 ultimate new 3ds xl edition looks glorious!



from what I have read its a thing on all New 3DS XLs, kinda strange having to different versions

Yes all of the New 3DS XL top screens will have either one of the two panel types. The smaller New 3DS will just have a TN panel.

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Qarix

It's a shame not all of them have an IPS display. Some have a TN panel. … It's a shame not all of them have an IPS display. Some have a TN panel. It's like a 50/50 chance of getting TN or the superior IPS, yet you pay the same price. You'll know which one you have buy tilting it and if the screen appears washed out you have a TN screen and if you have great viewing angles and better colour you have an IPS screen.



I've been searching the Internet but can't find anything to support your claim. The best I could find is that the new 3DS XL has an IPS screen but the new 3DS does not. Can you post a link showing your claim please?

Am I allowed to post links?

m.neogaf.com/sho…e=1

Also, perhaps I shouldn't have said 50/50 as I really don't know what the chances are. My partner has a Majora's Mask edition, I thought it looked fantastic and ordered a metallic blue XL. It arrived with dead pixels so I ordered a replacement, but while I had it I compared them and his Majora's Mask one had an IPS screen but mine looked less vibrant and washed out if you tilted it. I looked into it online to see if anyone else had noticed this and found out about the 2 different panels being used. My metallic blue replacement came and it has an IPS screen but the other definitely had a TN screen like the older 3DSs

Solution - don't tilt it
Who plays games side in anyway?

I got mine a little cheaper than this and sold the Skullkid and my old XL, bargain. They still sell on ebay!

'Side on'

Banned

Skull Kid's statue is 5/5 but doesn't have the premium box that America received. :-/ It's just a bland white box saying the name of the figure inside of the box.

Haha well the tilting just lets you easily see what screen type you have, but you'd be able to tell the difference straight away anyway. Or you might move it around a lot playing Smash Bros. The problem is you can pay £210 and get a TN panel and your friend pays £210 and gets a better looking, more vibrant and colourful IPS screen. You could look at a nice display model, then walk home with one that is not as good.

jojow158

I have had my 3DS for ages gathering dust. Can you recommend some good … I have had my 3DS for ages gathering dust. Can you recommend some good turn based rpgs or good action games? On 3DS or DS as I never owned a DS. Not really a fan of mario or zelda.


Shin Megami Tensei 4 and Bravely Default.

So when is the actual date of delivery then as I ordered this when the second wave became available. All I get from my account is the 31st March but I didn't now if this was the actual date or just a place holder.

Free 3DSL XL Case with this now worth £14.99! Just ordered and canceled my amazon pre-order

So what about people who preordered before the case offer?

It's daft, but the free case swung it for me! Ordered. Thanks OP and ara02

catt466

Shin Megami Tensei 4 and Bravely Default.



Thanks for your help

Well, just bought. I'm a happy boy. Free case too!

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Qarix

Am I allowed to post … Am I allowed to post links?http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1009798&page=1Also, perhaps I shouldn't have said 50/50 as I really don't know what the chances are. My partner has a Majora's Mask edition, I thought it looked fantastic and ordered a metallic blue XL. It arrived with dead pixels so I ordered a replacement, but while I had it I compared them and his Majora's Mask one had an IPS screen but mine looked less vibrant and washed out if you tilted it. I looked into it online to see if anyone else had noticed this and found out about the 2 different panels being used. My metallic blue replacement came and it has an IPS screen but the other definitely had a TN screen like the older 3DSs


wow that really put me off the new 3ds. Think I'll wait for a better deal

badasschris

wow that really put me off the new 3ds. Think I'll wait for a better deal


Have you ever thought, they are talking a load of rubbish or the face detecting camera is different position, when the pictures were taken.
I have both new versions.
One thing I can tell you, is they are much better the the older version they replace

Is the game preloaded or is it a physical copy?

KuK

Have you ever thought, they are talking a load of rubbish or the face … Have you ever thought, they are talking a load of rubbish or the face detecting camera is different position, when the pictures were taken.I have both new versions.One thing I can tell you, is they are much better the the older version they replace


On that forum they are talking about a scanline thing, do you not see it on yours? also say the lower screen has a red tint? The reviews all say how great the new 3ds is so I'm inclined to think they are good just that forum has me worried

mwa

Is the game preloaded or is it a physical copy?



It's preloaded.

Are these new 3ds region free? Would be cheaper to buy if it is

When I got my majoras mask one, i was a bit gutted as in sunlight there seemed to be a tiny dust particle on one corner. Its maybe not even a dust particle its just a tiny thing there, its incredibly small and you cannot see it unless you tilt the 3ds in direct sunlight. How often does one do that? ANother nitpick I have is my casing for the 3ds seems to stick onto the glossy paintjob which seems as though theres water or condensation in it but there isn't.

Good news though, mine is an IPS model yaay. The colours are gorgeous on it.

jay-uk

Are these new 3ds region free? Would be cheaper to buy if it is



No

badasschris

On that forum they are talking about a scanline thing, do you not see it … On that forum they are talking about a scanline thing, do you not see it on yours? also say the lower screen has a red tint? The reviews all say how great the new 3ds is so I'm inclined to think they are good just that forum has me worried


It's forum, full of stupid remarks, go anywhere, you will see great review of the new range, watch some youtube review.
There is always a tint on the white colours on the bottom screen, I think this due to the touch-screen membrane.
Scanline ? its not a old fashion crt tube.
If you want a new 3ds, with its better tracker 3d screen, extra button/joystick, better battery, fast cpu/gpu and amiibo function, then buy one oO

Already have one (bought from Amazon without charger, statue and free case for £224.99 when they were all sold out everywhere else), and now I have bought another because this deal is too good to miss (again).

I will keep the Zelda case and Skull Kid statue, just pondering whether to sell the console on immediately or keep it sealed and hope that in ~5 years it will be a highly demanded collectible!

Luckily my first one is an IPS model so I don't need to check whether the one I just bought is TN or IPS and do a swap
Edited by: "coolboy101" 25th Mar 2015

robinp

No


What if I buy from Europe will it work with UK games?

jay-uk

What if I buy from Europe will it work with UK games?



Yes Europe and UK are PAL region, so are all compatible with same games.
Edited by: "Kantrop" 25th Mar 2015

Cant seem to get the case code to work ? anyone else have same issue or is it me doing something wrong ?

teraomi

Cant seem to get the case code to work ? anyone else have same issue or … Cant seem to get the case code to work ? anyone else have same issue or is it me doing something wrong ?


I didn't use a code for the case, just added it to my basket and it immediately applied the discount, however it used to mention the discount on the product page but now it doesn't so perhaps they expired it?

EDIT: Yeah I think they have stopped that promotion now as adding them both to the basket doesn't work anymore! Sorry
Edited by: "coolboy101" 25th Mar 2015

Argh, oh well and many thanks for the update.

Already had the console on order from last month but fancied a nice case for it and free is always good. Will just continue to look around for a affordable case and await my standing order.

Hope a bunch of people got the freebie though.

jojow158

I have had my 3DS for ages gathering dust. Can you recommend some good … I have had my 3DS for ages gathering dust. Can you recommend some good turn based rpgs or good action games? On 3DS or DS as I never owned a DS. Not really a fan of mario or zelda.



Good 3DS JRPGs:

Bravely Default (traditional JRPG)
Tales of the Abyss (traditional series with an action based battle system)
Fire Emblem (SRPG)
Etrian Odyssey series (dungeon crawler RPG)
Persona Q (probably only worth playing if you've played either Persona 3 or Persona 4)

DS RPGs (some of these may be tricky to find now)
Chrono Trigger (snes port, one of the best RPGs of all time)
Final Fantasy III or IV
Dragon Quest numbered series (IV V and V are old school, IX is more modern in design)
Luminous Arc 1 & 2 (under-rates SRPGs)
Rhapsody (very easy but what's not to like about an RPG where the characters keep bursting into song)
SoraToRobo (action game with some rpg elements, really enjoyable)

They have removed the auto free case, from the offer and the code do not work

Edited by: "KuK" 25th Mar 2015
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