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U.K. 3DS Best Pre-Order Prices

by Karlie Yeung - January 24, 2011, 9:17 am PST
Total comments: 3

Here's a guide to getting the best deal in Great Britain.

Nintendo UK are advising that gamers pre-order the Nintendo 3DS at their favourite retailer with a deposit, as this will help with forecasting. They say that this means they can ensure that enough units are shipped to match demand, as if everyone tries to get a console last-minute, they may have shipped all of their stock, and so there will not be enough consoles in the initial supply.

Deals on offer currently include:

Game Gears - Blue and Black models for £194.99. However they do not appear to be taking active pre-orders any longer, instead there is an e-mail contact option for when there is more information.

ShopTo - Blue and Black models for £199.85. This is a limited-time promotion price for pre-orders. They do also warn that they cannot confirm delivery dates of pre-orders until they receive more information from Nintendo.

HMV - Pre-order price is £229.99. If you trade-in a DS Lite, DSi, or DSi XL, you get an extra £20 on the trade-in value when it's put towards a 3DS pre-order before March 19. This is around £60-110 value depending on which console you trade in.

Zavvi - Pre-order for £217.85 to receive a free executive case.

Launch titles are almost certain to be the following with prices ranging from £24.99-39.99.

Nintendogs + Cats (Toy Poodle & New Friends)
Nintendogs + Cats (French Bulldog & New Friends)
Nintendogs + Cats (Golden Retriever & New Friends)
Asphalt 3D
Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
Pro Evolution Soccer 3D
Rayman 3D
Super Monkey Ball 3D
Super Street Fighter IV 3D
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars 3D
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D

Ordered already? Seen a better deal? Let us know in Talkback.

Talkback

Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)January 24, 2011

Argos offers two promotional bundles when you pre-order a 3DS

Deal #1
Nintendo 3DS + 3DS Accessory Kit (contains protective case, 2 extra styli, in-car charger, headphones, lanyard, screen protectors, screen wipe) + £60 in Argos vouchers -- £229.99

Deal #2
Nintendo 3DS + 3DS Accessory Kit (contains protective case, 2 extra styli, in-car charger, headphones, lanyard, screen protectors, screen wipe) + £60 in Argos vouchers + 1 3DS game (EITHER Nintendogs & Cats OR Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 OR Super Street Fighter IV 3D) -- £259.99

{Note: Vouchers delivered within 7 days if you pre-order online. Offers end 24th March 2011}

DannymclJanuary 24, 2011

Game gears are still offering the Red 3DS as an option and you think they are reliable?

Simply listing them for historical price, they're not actually doing pre-orders now.

I've heard Gamestation will have trade-in offers, but they haven't started yet.

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