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Want the Majora’s Mask *new* Nintendo 3DS? Good Luck

January 14, 2015 / 11:40 AM

By: Jesse Waldack

Following this morning’s Nintendo Direct where they announced not only the release of the *new* Nintendo 3DS, they also announced a Majora’s Mask version to go with the game that will be released the same day, February 13, 2105.

Knowing how pre-orders have been going for Nintendo products, such as amiibo, I figured I’d get on the ball this morning and drop my pre-order dollars down at my local GameStop to lock in the shiny new Majora’s Mask 3DS.

The way the manager explained it, that item is not going to be stocked in the stores themselves and only available online.  He could place the order for me to have it delivered to my house, but I’d have to pay for the entire thing up front.

Not having the entire $199.99 plus tax available to throw at this, I put the $50 down on the black model.  If I find the other 3DS that I want later I told them I’d go back and cancel it.  This also means that if you want to get the trade-in deal on the older 3DS systems ($75 or $100 depending on if it’s a 3DS or 3DS XL) you ‘d have to do it today, meaning you’d be out a system for a month.

The manager did tell me that he would ask around to see if we can just drop off pre-order funds and pay the rest later for the Majora’s Mask model.  If it turns out we can, then I’ll move my pre-order to the other system, but I’m not holding my breath on that.

I also checked on Amazon and GameStop’s web site.  Amazon didn’t have any North American *new* Nintendo 3DS’s listed at all.  They had a few Japanese import models from their third-party sellers.  GameStop had a listing, but was already marked as “Not Available”, meaning the pre-orders may already be sold out.

Let us know if you were able to get a pre-order for yourself, and if so, where.  Maybe you could help someone else get their pre-order in.

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Having played Intellivision and Atari games since he was six, Jesse has not only grown up with video games, but has seen just about everything. A husband and father of three teenagers, he still tries to squeeze in a game or three when he is able.

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