It’s November which means it’s time to start getting that holiday shopping in before the season begins! Nintendo is getting a head start by announcing that, on Black Friday, they will be releasing two special edition models of their renowned handheld, the Nintendo 3DS. As you can see in the image above, there will be black and white models, both with decals from the Mushroom Kingdom. However, that’s not the biggest piece of news.
Nintendo will be unleashing these special edition consoles on Black Friday for the far more affordable price of $99.99!
That is far better than the prices you can find on Amazon, Walmart, or any other retail store site right now. Although, in a couple of weeks, that will all change when the clock strikes midnight and the busiest shopping day of the season begins.
The price drop comes at a perfect time, too. Pokemon Sun & Moon come out on November 18, along with a cavalcade of other games. Plus, with Nintendo starting to switch gears to the Nintendo Switch, they still bring in profits this holiday season, while waiting for the big payday in March.
For the full PR, see below!
It’s a deal spelled out in black and white: For the first time ever, Nintendo’s popular hand-held New Nintendo 3DS video game system will be offered at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Two special-edition models – one black, one white, both featuring Mushroom Kingdom characters and imagery – will be available starting Nov. 25. This system, along with great software, will appeal to gift-givers and value shoppers alike.
It’s a deal spelled out in black and white: For the first time ever, Nintendo’s popular hand-held New Nintendo 3DS video game system will be offered at a suggested retail price of $99.99. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Nintendo has some of the best gifts for the holiday season,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’re looking for games for the whole family, or a cool new system at a great value, Nintendo has you covered.”
Once shoppers pick the system, the next step is to load up on great games. Fortunately, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems library is massive, and has options for every type of player. Some of the new and recently released games available during the holiday season include Mario Party Star Rush, which launched Nov. 4; Pokémon Sun* and Pokémon Moon*, which launch Nov. 18; Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS** which launches Dec. 2; and both YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls, which are now available. Shoppers can find more holiday game recommendations along with special offers, bundles and discounts by visiting Nintendo’s official Holiday Gift Guide.
Fans who want to build up their Nintendo 3DS game libraries can turn to evergreen classics like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land or The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. At the same time, they can look to the future, knowing that a new Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS, Ever Oasis and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King are on the way in 2017.
*Games in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D.
**Game only in 2D.