Nintendo 3DS XL - Yoshi Special Edition @ Amazon for £149.86
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Nintendo 3DS XL - Yoshi Special Edition @ Amazon for £149.86

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Yoshi looks cute.

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anisazaynie

Yoshi looks cute.



Indeed, One of my favourite videogame characters

Gutted the new Yoshi's Island was so crap though...

Think the price will rise on these guys in the future

This was £139 only last week from TESCO DIRECT... it wont go up in value much either for the simple fact it doesnt have a nintendo seal on it..

Edited by: "rubiq" 26th Apr 2014

rubiq

This was £139 only last week from TESCO DIRECT... it wont go up in value … This was £139 only last week from TESCO DIRECT... it wont go up in value much either for the simple fact it doesnt have a nintendo seal on it..



What do you mean? And does this hold for this limited edition only?

Original Poster

rubiq

This was £139 only last week from TESCO DIRECT... it wont go up in value … This was £139 only last week from TESCO DIRECT... it wont go up in value much either for the simple fact it doesnt have a nintendo seal on it..



Yes this one doesn't come seal. But, even the other limited edition 3DS XL consoles come with only standard plastic seal, there is no 'Nintendo' seal as such. Also, it would be quite difficult to disguise an opened box. As regards to Tesco deal, I believe it was £20 off for over £150 and as such it was reduced from £169.99 to 149.99. But I would prefer Amazon over Tesco any day of the week, especially for limited edition consoles. I usually get Amazon items in pristine condition.

well it usually works that if your buying to play it then its a great bargin, but if you are a collector you shouldnt hold hope for this being worth more than its £160ish value after a couple of years (the Fire Emblem 3dsXL now hits for over £300 for example)

I got a few of these and if I could pick this up closer to £100 than £140 id be all over it, however as this is the only one of recent special editions that isnt sealed ive left it for now until i see it at a bargin bucket price..

like i said, if your buying to use it then its a decent enough deal

Good Deal

dont fall for it

Just put a sticker on your old 3ds. Simples

I misread the title and thought it was the Yorkshire version. Reet disappointed tha nos.

Got this new from amazon a few weeks back. Didn't come with a seal. Just a heads up to any collectors.

Only got it because I love Yoshi Island on the SNES and I thought I'd treat myself. Very disappointed with both console and Yoshi New Island unfortunately. The console feels extremely outdated and cheap to me and really is way overpriced. I don't get why people are still so interested in this system...

Nintendo's quality has dipped somewhat since the older days. Save your money!

casperr

I don't get why people are still so interested in this system...



I think its because the quality and range of games you can buy on the 3DS is brilliant.

Must admit, as a new adopter to the "Nintendo eco-system"...having recently bought a Wii U and a 3DS XL, I've been really impressed with the quality of games on both systems. I do not get the hate towards Nintendo at the moment.

Coming from a person who would only generally touch "serious" games on PC/360/PS3, it's rather refreshing to play the type of games that Nintendo produces, the "character" in their games in simply not found on other platforms.

I picked up a 3DS XL with Super Mario 3D Land, Luigi's Mansion 2 & Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, for a little over £130 (on eBay), and am having an absolute blast with it. Highly recommend the console.

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snoopsi81

I think its because the quality and range of games you can buy on the 3DS … I think its because the quality and range of games you can buy on the 3DS is brilliant.



I concur. I had my reservations about the 3DS XL but its so much fun. The best handheld game console I had since Gameboy.

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Treas0n

Must admit, as a new adopter to the "Nintendo eco-system"...having … Must admit, as a new adopter to the "Nintendo eco-system"...having recently bought a Wii U and a 3DS XL, I've been really impressed with the quality of games on both systems. I do not get the hate towards Nintendo at the moment.Coming from a person who would only generally touch "serious" games on PC/360/PS3, it's rather refreshing to play the type of games that Nintendo produces, the "character" in their games in simply not found on other platforms.I picked up a 3DS XL with Super Mario 3D Land, Luigi's Mansion 2 & Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, for a little over £130 (on eBay), and am having an absolute blast with it. Highly recommend the console.



As much I love the 3DS XL, I am not a big fan of the Wii U. Fair enough its got some interesting games but it does not deserve the tag of 'Next Gen Console', Hardware wise its even less powerful than the PS3, which was released over 8 years ago! Asking price of £299 upon release was just outrageous for a dated system.

I might buy it at sub £150 price point solely for Super Mario 3D World



Edited by: "petetate" 27th Apr 2014

snoopsi81

I think its because the quality and range of games you can buy on the 3DS … I think its because the quality and range of games you can buy on the 3DS is brilliant.



Quality? Okay. The screen resolution is nearly the same as the 2004 PSP, the 3d effect jarring. 99% of people turn it off immediately. Console itself is uncomfortable in the hand. The amazing characters have been recycled for the last 30 years with declining originality. If you want a good Yoshi game play the SNES or GBA version, it wont hurt your eyes. The reason it has so many games is because they're cheap to make with minimal effort.

I'm not a Nintendo hater. I'm a big fan of many of their passed consoles. But, I'm also a fan of quality and this system has none of it.

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casperr

Quality? Okay. The screen resolution is nearly the same as the 2004 PSP, … Quality? Okay. The screen resolution is nearly the same as the 2004 PSP, the 3d effect jarring. 99% of people turn it off immediately. Console itself is uncomfortable in the hand. The amazing characters have been recycled for the last 30 years with declining originality. If you want a good Yoshi game play the SNES or GBA version, it wont hurt your eyes. The reason it has so many games is because they're cheap to make with minimal effort. I'm not a Nintendo hater. I'm a big fan of many of their passed consoles. But, I'm also a fan of quality and this system has none of it.



I believe what snoopsi81 meant was the game quality as in gameplay not the hardware quality.

I think you're missing the point if you expect "next gen" from any Nintendo system - they do not conform with any "standards".

To be honest, and while I would agree with the number of "quality" of games on the Wii U (I only own SM3DW & DKTF) - the current crop of "next gen" systems on offer from Sony and Microsoft is frankly embarassing. They're far from being next-gen, they can barely output 1080p, which is already "old-gen" now. My 5 year old PC can play Titanfall better than the Xbox One can - and that's not coming from some fanboy - I own every system going (bar PS4 & XO)

The specs of a system are irrelevant to me tbh, I will judge it by its quality of games, and while that's slightly contradictory given the lack of quality of games available on Wii U at the moment (!) - what is on offer, is far better than anything else available on either "next-gen" system.

The future however, I would predict, will favour PS4 & XO.

casperr

Quality? Okay. The screen resolution is nearly the same as the 2004 PSP, … Quality? Okay. The screen resolution is nearly the same as the 2004 PSP, the 3d effect jarring. 99% of people turn it off immediately. I'm also a fan of quality and this system has none of it.



Nice to know you understand what makes a good game and why most gamers play games; I was talking about gameplay. If you buy a 3DS or WiiU for the graphics or grunt then you're buying for the wrong reasons, surely PCs cater for that. I must be in the 1%
Really?? Fire Emblem, Luigis Mansion, Bravely Default, Mario Kart, Prof. Layton, Monster Hunter to name a few. Give those a try or look for the demos. No need for the Yoshi history lesson, anyone could see that the new one was garbage just from the pre-release trailers

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rubiq

well it usually works that if your buying to play it then its a great … well it usually works that if your buying to play it then its a great bargin, but if you are a collector you shouldnt hold hope for this being worth more than its £160ish value after a couple of years (the Fire Emblem 3dsXL now hits for over £300 for example)I got a few of these and if I could pick this up closer to £100 than £140 id be all over it, however as this is the only one of recent special editions that isnt sealed ive left it for now until i see it at a bargin bucket price..like i said, if your buying to use it then its a decent enough deal



By that logic, most Japanese consoles shouldn't appreciate in value since almost all come without any plastic seal. But apparently that isn't the case. For example (although not apples for apples) MGS Hagane goes for £700+ whilst the release price was lesser than £200 (when converted from JPY Yen).

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Treas0n

I think you're missing the point if you expect "next gen" from any … I think you're missing the point if you expect "next gen" from any Nintendo system - they do not conform with any "standards".To be honest, and while I would agree with the number of "quality" of games on the Wii U (I only own SM3DW & DKTF) - the current crop of "next gen" systems on offer from Sony and Microsoft is frankly embarassing. They're far from being next-gen, they can barely output 1080p, which is already "old-gen" now. My 5 year old PC can play Titanfall better than the Xbox One can - and that's not coming from some fanboy - I own every system going (bar PS4 & XO) The specs of a system are irrelevant to me tbh, I will judge it by its quality of games, and while that's slightly contradictory given the lack of quality of games available on Wii U at the moment (!) - what is on offer, is far better than anything else available on either "next-gen" system.The future however, I would predict, will favour PS4 & XO.



To reiterate, the Nintendo Wii U didn't deserve command an asking price of £300 on release. It was a rip off. What you are pointing about PS4 with regards to lack of decent games now could've been also argued against Wii U's in its early days. That said, AAA titles like Killzone Shadowfall, Infamous, MGS Ground Zeroes, AC Black Flag, Tomb Raider DE, BF4, NFS Rivals and soon to be release TLOU remastered and Watchdogs are good enough reason for me to buy a PS4. They too have excellent gameplay and both performance and graphics wise they far exceed the Wii U.

Like I said, I would buy Wii U at a sub 150 price point. And that too only for few games like Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 8.

I love Nintendo and want them to succeed as a company. But until they give their customers value for money, their fan base will only dwindle. I fear for them and hope they don't go the Sega route

Edited by: "petetate" 27th Apr 2014
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