While we've seen bundles at a similar price in the past that come with a game and / or a small memory card, this deal is currently the cheapest around by about £20. So, if you're looking to experience the extensive 3DS game catalogue on the cheap, or want to buy a device that the kids won't be able to break the hinges on, this is is definitely worth considering. Thanks to Buzz for the heads-up!
Wow. Just... wow. The 2DS may lack stereoscopic 3D and the newfangled features of the New 3DS or New 3DS XL, but it's still a capable handheld with an exceptional games library. You can now get the console with two of these games and even a folio case for less than £100 all-in, delivered.
It's worth noting that the games are downloads, but also worth noting that this is an incredible way into the 3DS' magnificent arsenal of quality software if you're on a tight budget. Thanks to MummySmith at Hot UK Deals for this amazing spot!
Be aware that you might be able to pick up the same deal with a choice of games in-store. Here are the details.
Don't fancy the 'New' 3DS? Well how about the wedge 2DS model with Mario Kart 7 for £79.99? Sounds like a plan to us, especially if you're not bothered about painful headaches / 3D visuals. The lack of hinges has also proved popular with parents of clumsy children.
Don't forget, you could knock some extra money off with your reward card if you built up any additional points over Christmas. You can't take them with you after all.
Thanks to RandyChimp.*
*I've always wanted to say that.
The 2DS is a great way for thrifty gamers or undiscerning kids to access the DS and 3DS' amazing game library, so don't overlook the strange yet adorable little handheld. Especially when you can get one for £79.99 with a 4GB memory card pre-installed with New Super Mario Bros 2 at Tesco!
Be sure to use voucher code TDX-7KPG for the extra saving - you'll need to set up a new account (i.e. just a new email address). The 2DS is a reasonable piece of kit with some fantastic games, and you can get all the details in our 3DS & 2DS Christmas Buyer's Guide. Thanks to [email protected] HUKD!
With Christmas and Black Friday fast approaching, it's time for our annual console buyer's guides packed with useful advice, cheap console bundle deals and the best games bargains for the hottest software.
Finally we come to the Nintendo 3DS, which has been our console of the year for two years running. Delivering an utterly superb games lineup, Nintendo's handheld has gone from strength to strength, with its unique Streetpass functionality making even the most boring commute an adventure in and of itself. The 2DS has also been on hand for those with lighter wallets, eschewing stereoscopic 3D to provide a sensationally low price point.
Unfortunately, seeing as a new 3DS model with enhanced functionality and exclusive games is set to release next year, it's also very difficult to recommend buying one this Christmas. Luckily there are plenty of great deals about!
We'll get to the differences between the 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS in the next section, but first let's take a look at the hottest console bundles ahead of Black Friday.
ShopTo will also part with an Ice White 3DS and Professor Layton & The Miracle Mask for £99.99, which is a massive bargain.
Super Smash Bros fans looking for a 3DS XL will currently find Nintendo to be the cheapest place to get the limited edition 3DS XL bundle. You'll also get a free game as per a promotion detailed later in the article, as well as a charger and free carry case.
However, if the less capable yet much cheaper 2DS is more your speed, there are a smorgasbord of options available. For starters, Tesco will sell you one for £89.99 with their TDX-7KPG voucher code bundled with New Super Mario Bros 2. Thanks to GemmaOd and allgonewrong @ HUKD!
Argos are currently charging £99.99 for a 2DS with curious life sim Tomodachi Life and a free copy of Pokemon White for £99.99. Make sure to scroll down for the special offer. Thanks to aing69 @ HUKD!
Alternatively you could get a 2DS with Mario Kart 7 and a Mario-themed carry case for £109.99 at GAME. Thanks to Ninbox4 @ HUKD!
Nintendo are also running their own 2DS deal, which includes Mario Kart 7 and and New Super Mario Bros 2 and a special carry case for £129.99. Arguably more competitive than the two above. Thanks to Melee1012 @ HUKD!
Finally, Nintendo will also sell you a special edition 2DS with Pokemon Alpha Sapphire or Omega Ruby, and a carry case, for £114.99. This will also net you a free game download as per a promotional offer outlined later in the guide. This effectively nets you the carry case for free, since GAME, Amazon and others don't include it!
We expect Black Friday to offer some seriously cheap 3DS deals, so this is the level you'll want to match or ideally beat.Click here to read more...
Pokemon is just around the corner, and I've been on high alert looking out for a 2DS/3DS deal for my better half. This might just do it. You can grab a 2DS along with New Super Mario Bros 2 on a pre-installed 4GB memory card for £99 at Tesco, but using the voucher code TDX-7KPG will drop that price by a tenner.
Now, admittedly, the 2DS looks a bit like a doorstop or the head of a toy axe, but it's actually surprisingly comfortable, much more so than the standard 3DS anyway. If you want true handheld comfort, though, check out The Bigness! Thanks to GemmaOd and allgonewrong!
The Nintendo 2DS is a decent piece of kit, allowing you to access the entire 2DS and 3DS games library for a rock-bottom price at the cost of steroscopic 3D. For an insanely cheap £51.96, though, no-one's complaining - though you'll have to buy your own charger!
Make sure to use voucher code FBFAN5 for the extra discount! The 2DS may be an odd-looking slate, but it's the most cost-effective way of accessing one of the most amazing handheld games collections ever released, with new Pokemon on the way too. I doubt that you'll find these much cheaper come Black Friday, but again, you'll need to buy your own charging cable. Thanks once again to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
The price for Nintendo's budget handheld continues to fall, with this latest offer from Tesco being the best one we've seen. By adding the voucher code above you can snag a 2DS in the colours of your choice for under £70. Admittedly this deal doesn't come with any games, but even so this is quite the bargain. Please note that you'll need to pay an extra £3.00 for home delivery if you're unable to click & collect. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD!
The Nintendo 2DS may lack the hinge, stereo sound and, erm, 3D of its 3DS forebears, but this adorable little sort-of-slate still has access to the massive library of superb games on the platform and costs hardly anything. Tesco Direct will part with one for £74.00 if you plug in voucher code TDX-PFW6, though you'll need to pay an extra £3.00 for home delivery if you're unable to click & collect. Thanks to petetate @ HUKD!
Nintendo Doorstop and game | Smyths Toys | £99.99 (save £10.99)
We've seen Nintendo's budget version of the 3DS cheaper before, but Smyths Toys has an interesting little bonus offer. For a shade under a ton you'll get the console (in black/blue or red/white) alongside a choice of game - most of which are actually excellent.
Specifically, you can pick from either Mario Kart 7, New Super Mario Bros 2, Mario Party Island Tour, Super Mario 3D Land or Yoshi's New Island. All worth checking out except Mario Party Island Tour, which is -- and excuse the technical jargon -- cack. Thanks to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD!
Nintendo 2DS | Grainger Games | £69.00 (save a bundle)
Sizzling deal alert! The Nintendo 2DS grants access to the 3DS' massive game library at the cost of losing stereoscopic 3D and the practical hinged form factor... and speaking of cost, it costs a tiny amount of money. Grainger Games are now selling the basic handheld for £69.00, the cheapest we've ever seen.
Stocks are limited, so have at it. Many thanks to joer456 @ HUKD for this scorching bargain!
How low can it go? The Nintendo 2DS grants access to the 3DS' massive game library at the cost of losing stereoscopic 3D and the practical hinged form factor... and speaking of cost, it costs a tiny amount of money. Grainger Games are now selling the basic handheld for £78.99, the cheapest we've yet seen.
If you don't mind buying pre-owned, you can take another tenner off! Thanks to AtomHeartMother @ HUKD for this scorching bargain!
Nintendo's 2DS may be unhinged (I do mean that literally!), but it sure is cheap. £89.99 has become the de facto deal price for one of these 3DS-compatible handhelds, which is already fairly nifty, but Argos have gone one better by bundling LEGO LOTR into the bargain. Not that you'll have time to play it, mind, since you'll likely be getting stuck into Fire Emblem Awakening, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon X or Y, SteamWorld: Dig, Zelda: A Link Between Worlds or the magnificent Bravely Default.
Personally I'd recommend the 3DS XL as a more practical piece of kit, but... £89.99. Thanks to pauledwardking1 @ HUKD!
It's back! Nintendo are once again parting with a Nintendo 2DS console and 4GB SD card for less than £90, granting you an amazing games catalogue for a throwaway price. Be sure to buy Fire Emblem Awakening, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon X or Y, SteamWorld: Dig, Zelda: A Link Between Worlds... just buy 'em all. It has been a truly amazing year for Nintendo's handheld - and our incoming Bravely Default review will cap it off nicely.
*You'll need to create a new customer account to use the discount code.
Thanks to goonertillidie at HUKD!
Nintendo's handheld may have had a rough start in life, but this year, the 3DS has become one of the best consoles on the market. And I do mean 'consoles,' not just 'handhelds.' A superb game collection, compatibility with all DS games and massive first-party support (i.e. excellent new entries from classic franchises) means that you'll rarely be able to put it down, even if the stereoscopic 3D is a bit of a gimmick.
It's a smart buy this Christmas, then, and a cinch to set up. However, with two different models available - alongside the new 2DS that can be bought for less than £100 - we're somewhat spoiled for choice.
Luckily we're on hand to help with a buyer's guide containing practical advice, the best games and links to the cheapest prices around.
Click here to read more...
The PS4 and Xbox One are out in less than a month. We're scant days away from the next console generation, so close we can taste the pixels, and so ready for it too. This has been a long and satisfying hardware cycle, but it's time for a change. Expect our front page to be all next-gen all the time once November starts in earnest.
However, we started out as a simple deals blog and delivering useful consumer advice has always been at the forefront of our minds over the last few years. So here, dear reader, is perhaps the most useful piece of advice we'll ever give you.
Think long and hard about whether you should actually wait until Spring 2014 to buy a next-gen console. It's the eleventh hour, the final countdown, and it might actually be a good idea to sit this one out - if not outright cancel your existing PS4 or Xbox One preorder. Not only will you save a cubic metre of dosh in the short term, but you'll probably have a better Christmas too. It all comes down to cold hard logic.
Click here to read more...
Nintendo 2DS, Lego Lord Of The Rings & Moshi Monsters Katsuma Unleashed
Argos | £99.99
Argos' 2DS price is the same as a number of recent deals, but also throws two child-friendly games into the bargain. Look for special offer #1 halfway down the page. Thanks to oliver321 @ HUKD!
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We kick off our podcast this week by discussing an immensely erotically charged topic: the Xbox One release date! We then proceed to cry over Microsoft letting Heavy Rain slip through their fingers and debate whether or not the Redmond company are right in calling the £429.99 price point a "complete value proposition."
And then we get to Kojima and his flagrant, brutally honest, pretty damn sexist approach to character design in Metal Gear Solid V. We laugh in disbelief, we point the finger and condemn one-way sexism, and then we get stuck into a fairly meaty debate about the imbalance in character costumes in our industry and the representation of women.
Along the way we spiral off into tangents about Eric Hirshberg and the Nintendo 2DS, but then we close with a fantastic pan-gender manifesto speech by Jon and a powerful Dealspwn top tip.
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