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Grab a New 3DS for just £115.99

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Jonathan Lester
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Grab a New 3DS for just £115.99

The New 3DS is a fantastic piece of kit and may actually be better than the XL for many gamers. It's incredibly comfortable, functional, boasts groovy cover plates and increases the original 3DS' screen size while still offering the super-stable 3D, enhanced processing power, C-Stick and other awesome perks. Read our full review for all the details.

More to the point, though, the 3DS boasts the strongest games library of any current-gen system so far. You can now buy one for just £115.99 at 365 Games (and not a 3DS XL as we previously accidentally reported!)

Click here to buy a New 3DS for just £115.99

Thanks to magnocrusher @ HUKD!

You can now get a New 3DS for just £119 - great hardware with an essential games lineup

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Console bundles, New 3DS, Nintendo

You can now get a New 3DS for just £119 - great hardware with an essential games lineup

The New 3DS is a fantastic piece of kit and may actually be better than the XL for many gamers. It's incredibly comfortable, functional, boasts groovy cover plates and increases the original 3DS' screen size while still offering the super-stable 3D, enhanced processing power, C-Stick and other awesome perks. Read our full review for all the details.

More to the point, though, the 3DS boasts the strongest games library of any current-gen system so far. You can now buy one for just £119 at Tesco Direct [UPDATE: and now Amazon, who have just price-matched).

The code expires on Monday, so get your skates on!

New 3DS console now only £123.24

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Console bundles, New 3DS

New 3DS console now only £123.24

If the New 3DS XL is too big for you, then check out our deal for the regular New 3DS for a very tempting £123.24, possibly the cheapest price yet. This deal is nearly £20 cheaper than the next best offer too. Nice.

Need some more convincing. Here's an excerpt from Jon's New 3DS review: The New 3DS is a little marvel; essentially the console the original 3DS always should have been. The new features and inputs future-proof the handheld for the next few years, while the compact form factor, larger screen and newly rounded design conspire to create an astonishingly comfortable gameplay experience for all but those with massive hands. As such, it's a fabulous entry-level option and a perfect middle ground between the 2DS and New 3DS XL, so long as you're happy to sacrifice screen size and battery life for comfort and convenience. And Cover Plates.

Alternatively, pick up a New 3DS XL for just £147.

Three more New 3DS bundles are coming to the UK

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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New 3DS, Nintendo

Three more New 3DS bundles are coming to the UK

The New 3DS is an exceptional piece of kit, packing improved functionality and comfort into a tiny package. You can read our New 3DS review for all the details, but if you like what you see then it might be worth waiting until June 26th.

Click here to read more...

Grab a Nintendo New 3DS for only £110.50

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BuzzDuraband
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Deals
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New 3DS, Rakuten

Grab a Nintendo New 3DS for only £110.50

£110.50 for the new Nintendo 3DS is an absolutely brilliant price.

Jon reviewed the New 3DS as a "little marvel" telling us "essentially the console the original 3DS always should have been. The new features and inputs future-proof the handheld for the next few years, while the compact form factor, larger screen and newly rounded design conspire to create an astonishingly comfortable gameplay experience for all but those with massive hands.

As such, it's a fabulous entry-level option and a perfect middle ground between the 2DS and New 3DS XL,

Click here to read more...

New 3DS is back down to £117: sensational deal for a superb handheld

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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New 3DS is back down to £117: sensational deal for a superb handheld

It's back! You can once again grab a New 3DS for just £117, which is one of the best deals we've ever seen for the handheld.

The New 3DS is a fantastic piece of kit and may actually be better than the XL for many gamers. It's incredibly comfortable, functional, boasts groovy cover plates and increases the original 3DS' screen size while still offering the super-stable 3D, enhanced processing power, C-Stick and other awesome perks. Read our full review for all the details.

Personalise your New 3DS for just £9.85 with these official Cover Plate deals

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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3DS accessories, New 3DS, New 3DS Cover Plates

Personalise your New 3DS for just £9.85 with these official Cover Plate deals

"The New 3DS is a little marvel; essentially the console the original 3DS always should have been," we wrote in our detailed New 3DS review. "The new features and inputs future-proof the handheld for the next few years, while the compact form factor, larger screen and newly rounded design conspire to create an astonishingly comfortable gameplay experience for all but those with massive hands.

"As such, it's a fabulous entry-level option and a perfect middle ground between the 2DS and New 3DS XL, so long as you're happy to sacrifice screen size and battery life for comfort and convenience. And Cover Plates."

We really do love cover plates, and you can now grab a set for just £9.85 apiece! They'll usually set you back £14.99, so this is a bit of a bargain.

Celebrate International Streetpass Week with free 3DS theme & special Miis

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS, New 3DS, Streetpass

Celebrate International Streetpass Week with free 3DS theme & special Miis

We love Streetpassing here at Dealspwn.com. It's the most incredible yet underrated unique selling point of the 3DS, which allows you to wirelessly sync data and play games with anyone you walk past.

So we're delighted to announce that International Streetpass Week kicks off on April 16th!

This Nintendo-backed festival of streetpassing will be marked with a massive new update, two new Streetpass minigames and some cool freebies that will reward you for a little literal legwork.

Click here to read more...

You can still get a New 3DS for just £117 while stocks last

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Console bundles, New 3DS

You can still get a New 3DS for just £117 while stocks last

The New 3DS is a fantastic piece of kit and may actually be better than the XL for many gamers. It's incredibly comfortable, functional, boasts groovy cover plates and increases the original 3DS' screen size while still offering the super-stable 3D, enhanced processing power, C-Stick and other awesome perks. Read our full review for all the details.

You can now get one for £117, which means it's probably time to get off the fence and onto Monster Hunter 4!

There'll be a new voucher tomorrow (presumably... MARCHSALEDAY4?)

 

You can now get a New 3DS for £117 in white or black - time to upgrade?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Console bundles, New 3DS

You can now get a New 3DS for £117 in white or black - time to upgrade?

The New 3DS is a fantastic piece of kit and may actually be better than the XL for many gamers. It's incredibly comfortable, functional, boasts groovy cover plates and increases the original 3DS' screen size while still offering the super-stable 3D, enhanced processing power, C-Stick and other awesome perks. Read our full review for all the details.

You can now get one for £117, which means it's probably time to get off the fence and onto Monster Hunter 4!

The voucher expires today, so get on it.

White or Black New 3DS only £134.99

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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White or Black New 3DS only £134.99

Today's voucher code will save you £20 on a black or white New 3DS, allowing you to order one for just £134.99.

Need some more convincing. Here's an excerpt from Jon's New 3DS reviewThe New 3DS is a little marvel; essentially the console the original 3DS always should have been. The new features and inputs future-proof the handheld for the next few years, while the compact form factor, larger screen and newly rounded design conspire to create an astonishingly comfortable gameplay experience for all but those with massive hands. As such, it's a fabulous entry-level option and a perfect middle ground between the 2DS and New 3DS XL, so long as you're happy to sacrifice screen size and battery life for comfort and convenience. And Cover Plates.

Thanks to Beta990.

White or Black New 3DS only £129.99 (save £20)

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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console deals, New 3DS, Rakuten voucher codes, Voucher codes

White or Black New 3DS only £129.99 (save £20)

Today's new voucher code will save you £20 on a black or white New 3DS, allowing you to order one for just £129.99.

Need some more convincing. Here's an excerpt from Jon's New 3DS reviewThe New 3DS is a little marvel; essentially the console the original 3DS always should have been. The new features and inputs future-proof the handheld for the next few years, while the compact form factor, larger screen and newly rounded design conspire to create an astonishingly comfortable gameplay experience for all but those with massive hands. As such, it's a fabulous entry-level option and a perfect middle ground between the 2DS and New 3DS XL, so long as you're happy to sacrifice screen size and battery life for comfort and convenience. And Cover Plates.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII and jco93.

Alternatively, order the larger New 3DS XL here.

New 3DS Review | Small Wonder

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Games consoles, Handheld consoles, Hardware reviews, New 3DS, Nintendo

New 3DS Review | Small Wonder

We've already reviewed the New 3DS XL, which is a fantastic piece of kit for serious handheld gamers, but here in Europe it's not the only option on the table. The New 3DS includes all the extra inputs and new features -- faster processor, C-Stick, Super-Stable 3D, Z bumpers and more -- but manages to cram them into a much smaller form factor at a lower price point. With swappable cover plates to boot.

I must admit to writing off the New 3DS as a bit of a novelty, especially given its no-show on the other side of the Atlantic, but Nintendo were kind enough to lend me a review unit which I've been thoroughly testing over the last seven days.

Consider my eyes well and truly opened! While the 3DS XL was a great console that only needed small refinements, the original 3DS was deeply flawed in a number of respects that have all been completely shored up. Far from a gimmick, the New 3DS is actually a seriously impressive little machine that might even be more suitable for some players than its big brother.

Design, Form Factor & Build Quality

New 3DS Review | Small Wonder

Click to enlarge.

Unlike the New 3DS XL, which has remained almost completely unchanged in terms of dimensions, the New 3DS has put on a bit of girth. Or love handles, to be precise. Clocking in at 142mm x 80.6mm  x 21.6mm (compared to 134 mm x 74 mm x 21 mm), it's slightly but definitely chunkier in all but depth, which still lends the clamshell a slim form factor that can easily slip into a regular pocket or bag.

This extra heft is very much appreciated, though, as it allows the New 3DS to deliver a range of sweeping improvements starting with a larger screen. The top 3D screen has increased in size by a factor of 1.2 (3.88 inches vs 3.53 inches), which is still piddling compared to the beastly New 3DS XL or almighty Vita, but original 3DS owners will notice a massive difference in terms of comfort and viewing distance. The resolution remains the same, but in practice you'll actually be able to see more of the fine detail in better-looking titles.

Click here to read more...

Get a New 3DS for only £134.99

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Games consoles, New 3DS

Get a New 3DS for only £134.99

In the market for a New 3DS? Then you're in luck, because the new Rakuten Voucher Code will let you grab a screaming deal at under £135.

The New 3DS is a neat bit of kit with boosted processing power, super-stable 3D, built in Amiibo reader and customisable faceplates. However, I'd suggest the vastly more comfortable and practical 3DS XL for serious handheld gamers.

Buy a New 3DS or 3DS XL console & get 2 selected games free from £149.99 + £10 Argos voucher @ Argos

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Gooner
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Buy a New 3DS or 3DS XL console & get 2 selected games free from £149.99 + £10 Argos voucher @ Argos

Choice of 2 games of the following

Rooms: The Main Building (DS game)
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS game)
Dead or Alive (3DS game)
Street Fighter (3DS game)

All can be played on your new 3DS / 3DS XL

What's new about the 3DS?

New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL offer new customisation options, new speed, new controls, new 3D viewing and a whole new experience!

Better controls
ZL and ZR Buttons have been added next to the L and R Buttons, and a new C Stick can be found near the A, B, X and Y Buttons, expanding your control options. With these additions, it's easier than ever to surf the internet on your handheld, or take total control in a range of games.

Controls that were previously only available on the separate Circle Pad Pro are integrated into the console – perfect for playing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on-the-go! Surfing on the internet is made easy by using the ZL/ZR Buttons to switch between tabs, and you can zoom into the page by using the C Stick.

Enhanced processing power
Improved CPU performance also allows for faster loading of applications such as Miiverse. We're planning to release dedicated software for New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL that utilises the improved performance of the new CPU. Some upcoming New Nintendo 3DS software will enable improved graphics and gameplay on New Nintendo 3DS.

NFC function for amiibo-compatible software
Power up your gameplay with amiibo: interactive figures that utilise near-field communication (NFC) to enhance your games in surprising new ways! New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL have an area on the bottom screen with NFC reading and writing functions built-in, so you can enjoy playing with amiibo in compatible software!

More comfortable 3D viewing
The super-stable 3D function allows the system to recognise your face using the inner camera, automatically adjusting the angle – even if you move a lot during gameplay – to give the best possible 3D experience. Please note: the 3D effect may differ between users. Viewing of 3D images by children aged six and under may cause vision damage, so please use Parental Controls to restrict the display of 3D images.

Customise your system
Just like on other Nintendo 3DS family systems, on New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL you can customise the interior of your system with HOME Menu themes! There are lots of designs available to purchase from the Theme Shop, including designs featuring Mario, Zelda and more. Some themes even have unique background music and sound effects!

Change cover plates
On New Nintendo 3DS only, you can customise the exterior design of your system with replaceable cover plates! Cover plates come as sets of front and back plates, in a variety of different designs and fun textures. Swap them out whenever you please, and combine different front and back plates for a totally unique look!

Play all of your current Nintendo 3DS games
New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL are compatible with all current Nintendo 3DS software. Software and data from your current Nintendo 3DS system can be transferred to New Nintendo 3DS systems.

Play your favourite Nintendo DS games
Don't worry about losing your current Nintendo DS games when you upgrade: almost all existing Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games can be played on a New Nintendo 3DS system in 2D. With backward compatibility, you can keep playing your favourite existing Nintendo DS games.

IMPROVED FEATURES

Upgraded camera functionality - You can take better pictures under dim lighting conditions.
microSD card data transfer - Using wireless LAN, you can transfer data directly to and from your PC. If you have a PC that is connected to the same wireless LAN as the New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can transfer your pictures and music without removing the microSD card.
Automatic brightness adjustment - Automatic brightness adjustment optimises your settings to offer the best view for your current surroundings. This offers extended battery life compared to the original Nintendo 3DS systems.
Watch videos online - Enjoy videos online using the Internet Browser installed on the console.

Click here to add your 3DS / 3DS XL and 2 games and discount will auto apply.

Also check out our buyer's guide for other cheap New 3DS bundles, retailers & prices

Thanks to dkwookies

Personalise your New 3DS with cheap £10.99 Cover Plates

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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New 3DS, New 3DS Cover Plates

Personalise your New 3DS with cheap £10.99 Cover Plates

If your New 3DS is arriving today or tomorrow, why not make it yours with a custom faceplate? Zavvi are selling them for only £10.99 apiece, which is great value compared to the going rate of around £15.

Note that these will only fit the New 3DS, not the New 3DS XL, which doesn't support swappable faceplates. Another great spot from FantasyDeals!

Nintendo details New 3DS system transfer process (and it's ridiculous)

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, Nintendo

Upgrading from an old 3DS or 3DS XL to a New 3DS or New 3DS XL this week? Awesome. So are we.

But there's a good chance that you'll have to transfer your digital games and data over from the old model first. Since the New 3DS only supports MicroSD cards, you can't just swap your SD card over, meaning that you'll have to jump through a few hoops first. As explained in the helpful new video above.

If you're only planning on transferring a few games and files over, you can let the automated process sort everything out via Wi-Fi! Sadly its transfer rate is an abysmal 2GB/hour, so if like me you've got near enough 20GB of data to move, you'll need a Size Zero Phillips screwdriver at the ready!

At least pre-installed games will be available to re-download.

There's still time to get yourself a cheap New 3DS bundle deal or New 3DS XL bargain. Check out our last-minute New 3DS buyer's guide for all the smartest savings!

New 3DS & New 3DS XL last-minute buyer's guide | Cheapest New 3DS bundles, retailers & prices

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Console bundles, Game consoles, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, Nintendo

New 3DS & New 3DS XL last-minute buyer's guide | Cheapest New 3DS bundles, retailers & prices

The New 3DS and New 3DS XL release this Thursday, and I daresay that many of you have already pre-ordered the snazzy new machines. Both models boast a new C-Stick, faster processor, more stable stereoscopic 3D, Amiibo functionality and smarter industrial design - but the smaller New 3DS allows for swappable faceplates while the New 3DS XL has a whopping great screen.

However, if you've been holding out, it's not too late. Though many of the special edition consoles are now out of stock, there are plenty of competitive bundles around for both the New 3DS and New 3DS XL.

We've rounded up most of the retailers with the most competitive prices and links so you can make your mind up! I'll be updating this live, too, over the next couple of days.

New 3DS XL

New 3DS & New 3DS XL last-minute buyer's guide | Cheapest New 3DS bundles, retailers & prices

Nintendo

One of the cheapest ways to get your hands on a New 3DS XL is go go direct from Nintendo. They've got a range of New 3DS XL bundles available, so here are just a selection of the most competitive.

These two bundles represent great value as they include the power adaptor, well-reviewed launch title and a case for under £225 all-in!

Click here to continue! >>

GONE AGAIN! Pre-order the New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora's Mask 3D Edition for £209.99 from Nintendo Store

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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3DS Games, Console bundles, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

GONE AGAIN! Pre-order the New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora's Mask 3D Edition for £209.99 from Nintendo Store

UPDATE: The pre-orders for this have reopened, with what looks like a new dispatch date of 31st March.

[11:59] And they're all gone again.

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Pre-order the New 3DS XL Majora's Mask 3D Special Edition for £209.99 from the Nintendo Store. Click here to buy >>

The regular New 3DS XL is retailing for £179.99 ahead of launch on February 13th, and remember that the UK version of the Majora's Mask 3D Special Edition console bundle comes with the game pre-installed on a 4GB micro SD card. Plus, if you order it from the Nintendo Store, you'll get a charger included in that £209.99 price along with an exclusive Majora's Mask Skull Kid figurine.

Nintendo have also confirmed that Amazon will be the retail partner for this particular SKU. We'll update the post with the Amazon link once it's live.

Click here to read our reactions to yesterday's Nintendo Direct.

Pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for just £29.88 delivered from Shop4World

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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3DS Games, JRPGs, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, RPGs, Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for just £29.88 delivered from Shop4World. Click here to buy >>

One of the finest JRPGs we've seen in over a decade, Xenoblade Chronicles was a revelation on Wii and we're hoping the handheld version is up to scratch too. Out in early April, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will only be compatible with New 3DS and New 3DS XL units. So if you've only got a standard 3DS come April, you won't be able to run the game, sadly.

You can check out Jon's glowing review of the Wii version of Xenoblade Chronicles right here. Cheers FantasyDeals!