Black Friday: Best Time To Buy 3DS, But You Better Be Quick
You'll need both physical and inner strength to score the best 3DS deal of the year.
Fact: we hate Black Friday. Don't get us wrong. We appreciate a great deal just as much as the next hardcore shopper, but most years, there's little reason to sacrifice our well being (and sanity) pushing through throngs of smelly and borderline rude consumers just to snag some ten dollar video game that debuted several months ago. Besides, there's always the more relaxed Cyber Monday.
With this in mind, one Friday deal in particular caught our collective attention: a Nintendo 3DS and game for just $179.99.
Not just any games, mind you. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, and the more recently released Super Mario 3D Land, arguably the two best games for the platform; it seems more retailers have the Mario bundle.
More importantly, games that cost $39.99 a piece.
Basically, you score the system for the usual $169.99, and the game for just $10. Now if that doesn't push you to buy one of these handhelds, nothing probably will.
Personally, we think it's a bargain. 3DS is already affordable at $170, and being able to snag one of the year's greatest titles at such a reduced cost makes braving the hordes of zombie like customers worth the effort.
That said, here's the all-important question: just how many 3DS systems and games do these stores have to sell?
We don't have the answer, but we can least point you in the right direction. As usual, please check with stores to confirm.
Target (Nov. 25: Midnight to 11PM)
-Nintendo 3DS Bundle with Super Mario 3D Land: $179.99
-No Zelda bundle, but you can buy Ocarina of Time 3D for $39.99 and receive a $10 gift card.
Best Buy (Nov. 25: Midnight)
- Nintendo 3DS Flame Red bundle with Super Mario 3D Land: $179.99
- Nintendo 3DS Cosmo Black bundle with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: $179.99
Kmart (Nov. 25: 5AM-11AM, Friday Doorbuster)
-Flame Red Nintendo 3DS with Super Mario 3D Land: $179, $25 Gaming Coupon
(ShopYourWay Rewards members only)
Toys R Us (Nov. 24: 9PM)
- Nintendo 3DS Flame Red Bundle with Super Mario 3D Land: $189.99, plus Free Super Mario Bobblehead Stylus
Ten dollars more, but that may be worth skipping Black Friday altogether.