Nintendo 3DS XL with charger + Ultimate NES Remix OR New Super Mario Bros 2 OR Luigis Mansion 2 OR Yoshi Special Edition Console - £99.99 @ Nintendo UK Store + Free calendar
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Nintendo 3DS XL with charger + Ultimate NES Remix OR New Super Mario Bros 2 OR Luigis Mansion 2 OR Yoshi Special Edition Console - £99.99 @ Nintendo UK Store + Free calendar

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Found 8th Jan 2016
various options available for £99.99 - all links and photos in comment 1

Can also get a free Calendar with one of these codes:

MARIOCALENDAR1
ZELDACALENDAR1
CROSSINGCALENDAR1
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Silver one with t-shirt seems the best deal out of the bunch, especially as the mario game is awesome.
Been tempted for a while to pick one of these up at £100, but not sure whether to go for this or the New 3DS XL. I've looked at some comparisons on Youtube and there are some slight differences.

Do people think it's worth getting the new one for the extra money? Probably an extra £60.00 on top of these with a game too.
In the same boat as you mate.

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My wallet laments at these nintendo bundles, too good
BigG93

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As someone who has first hand experience with lecticular screens, (Fuji W3,) I'd pay the extra money for the new 3DS. I'm not saying the original screen is bad, its just that the new screen is better.
I have the Yoshi XL one and its really cool. On the back of the console its got printed Yoshi Eggs. Comes with a green stylus. You can also get a Yoshi egg background from the Eshop for a quid or two.

Saw it reduced just before xmas to £100 on Nintendo site, but it was only for a day.

Re it being old technology, unless your really caught up on the wonderful design, has to be best to buy a 2nd Gen newer 3DS XL model. Your getting a better battery chemistry and longer charge with built in Amiibo support and the improved button layout with C-stick control.
Something tells me Nintendo will be dropping new gen announcement this E3. Price is good however that's most probably why it's going cheaper now
I believe theres a Mario Kart calendar code also, try MARIOKART1 ?
Just found the right code, its KARTCALENDAR1 for the Mario Kart 8 Calendar free with £20+ purchases.
BigG93

In the same boat as you mate.Check out my post here loads of info to help … In the same boat as you mate.Check out my post here loads of info to help http://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/ask/new-3ds-xl-3ds-xl-deal-2370326?p=27053422



Hmm, helpful. I would expect people to favour the new model but I don't know whether the extra 60-70 pounds is worth it. I'm like you in that I probably won't play it too much, just pokemon :). Might be best to go to a local CEX/game store to see if they'll let you try out a pre-owned older model to see how you get on with it. I've seen the new model and it does look really impressive.
Edited by: "Manimal" 8th Jan 2016
Have got both and the new model plays much better
Glennb

Something tells me Nintendo will be dropping new gen announcement this … Something tells me Nintendo will be dropping new gen announcement this E3. Price is good however that's most probably why it's going cheaper now


heard that nintendo are developing on a new console, not a handheld.
But anyway this is a good price to bite at now.
Purchased thanks to OP
Manimal

Been tempted for a while to pick one of these up at £100, but not sure … Been tempted for a while to pick one of these up at £100, but not sure whether to go for this or the New 3DS XL. I've looked at some comparisons on Youtube and there are some slight differences.Do people think it's worth getting the new one for the extra money? Probably an extra £60.00 on top of these with a game too.


100% worth getting the New 3DS XL. The 3D is much more stable and is actually usable!
Edited by: "NaughtyDog" 8th Jan 2016
Manimal

Hmm, helpful. I would expect people to favour the new model but I don't … Hmm, helpful. I would expect people to favour the new model but I don't know whether the extra 60-70 pounds is worth it. I'm like you in that I probably won't play it too much, just pokemon :). Might be best to go to a local CEX/game store to see if they'll let you try out a pre-owned older model to see how you get on with it. I've seen the new model and it does look really impressive.




I have a Toysrus across from work. Going to nip in after work to see if I can get hold of both the new and old and have a quick play. Worth seeing the difference for the 3d to see if it's worth it. I need to justify the exta 70 quid without games to consider it
Spidersmudge

100% worth getting the New 3DS. The 3D is much more stable and is … 100% worth getting the New 3DS. The 3D is much more stable and is actually usable!



If I read you right, your suggesting the 3DS is more stable than the 3DS XL with the 3D etc? I can't agree with that, the 2nd Gen 3DS XL's bigger screen is not simply stretching the same display, its an improved and higher quality display.

3DS XL over 3DS all day long, even if its a 1st Gen XL, like the cool Yoshi one.

EDIT: Most 3DS/3DS XL users in my experience including myself never use the 3D and disable it via the toggle switch. This is particularly true also of kids, they don't want to play with the 3D. None of my nephews/neices/kids and their friends use the 3D or like the 3D, regardless of the model.
Edited by: "noahsdad" 8th Jan 2016
noahsdad

If I read you right, your suggesting the 3DS is more stable than the 3DS … If I read you right, your suggesting the 3DS is more stable than the 3DS XL with the 3D etc? I can't agree with that, the 2nd Gen 3DS XL's bigger screen is not simply stretching the same display, its an improved and higher quality display.3DS XL over 3DS all day long, even if its a 1st Gen XL, like the cool Yoshi one.



Think he mean's New 3DS XL over Old 3DS XL
BigG93

I have a Toysrus across from work. Going to nip in after work to see if I … I have a Toysrus across from work. Going to nip in after work to see if I can get hold of both the new and old and have a quick play. Worth seeing the difference for the 3d to see if it's worth it. I need to justify the exta 70 quid without games to consider it



New one is £140 at Shopto: hotukdeals.com/dea…830
Manimal

New one is £140 at Shopto: … New one is £140 at Shopto: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/new-nintendo-3ds-xl-metalic-blue-black-139-85-shopto-2350830




Is that a legit site ? they are currently on back order
BigG93

Is that a legit site ? they are currently on back order



Definitely legit. Used many times.
Manimal

Definitely legit. Used many times.




Ill have to back order one then really wanna play pokemon !!!
The Yoshi 3DS XL is the real deal here and the collectible model with the reasonable longer term future resale value, especially if unopened. Along with the Yoshi model, the only other decent and collectable 3DS XL 1st Gens were the rarer Luigi one and the silver Mario/Luigi Dream Team edition (see pics below).

http://nintendoeverything.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/mario_luigi_dream_team_bundle-1.jpg

[img]sickr.files.wordpress.com/201…jpg?w=840&h=472[/img]

The Yoshi one was £199.99 before Christmas end of 2014, and all of 2015 on Nintendo website and Amazon. Recently dropped to £179.99 (excluding that previous one day £100 offer). They have always been around £200 new on ebay until recently where they have dropped to about £150.

If you want to collect or just desire a really cool 3DS XL that happens to be a 1st Gen model, go for the Yoshi one. But the 2nd Gen 3DS XL has to be the practical investment if your a frequent user and player.
Err no it's not Zelda is the most collectable
And even more collectable and expensive is the yellow pikachu 3ds XL
shizzlemydiddle

And even more collectable and expensive is the yellow pikachu 3ds XL



I respectfully disagree with both those suggestions being better investments than Mario themed units. The trend is The Mario themed stuff will be worth more in 10 years than any Zelda or Pokemon stuff. But the Zelda 3DS XL although nothing exciting, I would agree is a decent investment also with good resale value in future.

http://sickr.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/zelda_3ds_xl.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2013/03/3dsxlhwpikachurenderingzpsaaf3b4fa.jpg


Edited by: "noahsdad" 8th Jan 2016
Manimal

Hmm, helpful. I would expect people to favour the new model but I don't … Hmm, helpful. I would expect people to favour the new model but I don't know whether the extra 60-70 pounds is worth it. I'm like you in that I probably won't play it too much, just pokemon :). Might be best to go to a local CEX/game store to see if they'll let you try out a pre-owned older model to see how you get on with it. I've seen the new model and it does look really impressive.



I picked up a New 3DSXL for £135 from CEX just before Christmas, got very lucky as it's as new really. Didn't have the old one (though remember trying the 3D in GAME a few years back and hating it as you had to have it held in just the right place. On the new one though it's much better (can move your head around and doesn't affect the 3D) and I use the 3D all the time.



Hmm show me where throughout Nintendo history mario stuff is more collectable than Zelda
noahsdad

I respectfully disagree with both those suggestions being better … I respectfully disagree with both those suggestions being better investments than Mario themed units. The trend is The Mario themed stuff will be worth more in 10 years than any Zelda or Pokemon stuff. But the Zelda 3DS XL although nothing exciting, I would agree is a decent investment also with good resale value in future.



Eh, please show me where there is any evidence to say Mario is or will be more collectable than and prices than Zelda and Pokemon
noahsdad

Just found the right code, its KARTCALENDAR1 for the Mario Kart 8 … Just found the right code, its KARTCALENDAR1 for the Mario Kart 8 Calendar free with £20+ purchases.


Mario Kart 8 and Zelda 2016 calendars look freakin' awesome! They come in vinyl disc size-format so that makes it feel it's more than just a calendar plus kinda feels wrong to unseal it.
noahsdad

I respectfully disagree with both those suggestions being better … I respectfully disagree with both those suggestions being better investments than Mario themed units. The trend is The Mario themed stuff will be worth more in 10 years than any Zelda or Pokemon stuff. But the Zelda 3DS XL although nothing exciting, I would agree is a decent investment also with good resale value in future.




Picked up a pikachu 3dsxl about 2 months ago for around £36 on eBay. Bargain.
shizzlemydiddle

Hmm show me where throughout Nintendo history mario stuff is more … Hmm show me where throughout Nintendo history mario stuff is more collectable than Zelda



Mario stuff appeals to a larger market but I'd imagine more of it is produced.
shizzlemydiddle

Eh, please show me where there is any evidence to say Mario is or will be … Eh, please show me where there is any evidence to say Mario is or will be more collectable than and prices than Zelda and Pokemon



Well I am obviously not going to produce any sales graphs and statistics, but I don't think you are able to either? Merely have a differing opinion is all and said I "respectfully disagree". The people will make their own mind up.

I'd acknowledge teh arn posts a good point to be fair about Mario appealing to larger market, but more of it produced.
Gamer_U

Mario Kart 8 and Zelda 2016 calendars look freakin' awesome! They come in … Mario Kart 8 and Zelda 2016 calendars look freakin' awesome! They come in vinyl disc size-format so that makes it feel it's more than just a calendar plus kinda feels wrong to unseal it.



I have opened the Mario classic 8-bit style calendar, and its stunning and quite beautiful really, lovely smooth and hard card. Bit of a nightmare to write on mind you, with your standard basic pens, will need to buy some fancy ink pen to use it.
Just ordered thanks OP, was waiting for the amazon lightening deal to come back around for £85 as I was going to place cfw on it and the included bundled game is superfluous but the t-shirt calendar and plug are a good compromise.
noahsdad

If I read you right, your suggesting the 3DS is more stable than the 3DS … If I read you right, your suggesting the 3DS is more stable than the 3DS XL with the 3D etc? I can't agree with that, the 2nd Gen 3DS XL's bigger screen is not simply stretching the same display, its an improved and higher quality display.3DS XL over 3DS all day long, even if its a 1st Gen XL, like the cool Yoshi one.EDIT: Most 3DS/3DS XL users in my experience including myself never use the 3D and disable it via the toggle switch. This is particularly true also of kids, they don't want to play with the 3D. None of my nephews/neices/kids and their friends use the 3D or like the 3D, regardless of the model.


Yes I mean that the new 3DS XL is superior
just ordered the new 3ds xl from amazon france for £142.50 (not much more than the UK price for the normal new 3ds), much cheaper than the UK prices & was despatched from dunfermline so I'll be claiming the postage back because I'm a prime customer
if you're not going to use the 3d function is it worth paying the extra for the new 3ds xl ?
yoshi console looks great
Got a Yoshi console very late last night.

Cheers OP.
karenhendry98

if you're not going to use the 3d function is it worth paying the extra … if you're not going to use the 3d function is it worth paying the extra for the new 3ds xl ?



Yes. Because it holds its charge longer with improved battery chemistry, has improved controls and the 1st Gen 3DS XL display stretched the old 3DS one which never bothered me, but some didn't like that. The new 2nd Gen 3DS XL is an actual improved display however. And then you get the built in Amiibo support, if you want to use Amiibos on a 1st Gen 3DS XL then your looking at £15 for an Amiibo Reader piece of equipment.

EDIT: PS forgot also mention the improved controls on the newer model. Probably not a massive difference, but newer controls seem to be preferred by most.
Edited by: "noahsdad" 9th Jan 2016
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