New Nintendo 3DS Hits $99 On Black Friday

For the first time ever, the New Nintendo 3DS is dipping below the $100 price this Black Friday. To be clear, this is the New 3DS model with the regular size screens (which are slightly larger than those found on the regular 3DS, but not as large as the XL models).

There will be two colors to choose from: black and white. In fact, this marks the first time the black system will be made available in North America. Both feature changeable cover plates, allowing gamers to customize the look of their handhelds. The default plate that is included with the system features characters from the Mushroom Kingdom.


At this price the New 3DS (which features super stable 3D, the C-Stick, extra ZL and ZR buttons’ and built-in NFC technology for amiibos) is only $20 more than the 2DS, which lacks all of those features. It’s a no-brainer for those looking to upgrade or for those who have yet to jump into the 3DS ecosystem. Pair the low price with new releases like Mario Party Star Rush and  Pokémon Sun & Moon and the offer becomes even more tempting. Don’t forget that there is the Nintendo Selects line of games available on the 3DS for only $19.99, which includes excellent games like: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Donkey Kong Country Returns.


It’s also important to remember that Nintendo is still supporting the 3DS with games announced for the future. On December 2, Super Mario Maker for 3DS will be released, allowing gamers to design courses on the go. On January 20 sees the release of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. Other games, like Ever Oasis, Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, and Pikmin are already on the docket from Nintendo.


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.

“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 Spiritsand 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 LeafMario Kart 7Super 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.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

*Games in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D.
**Game only in 2D.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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