Like the Crush 3D eShop demo, but don’t want to pay full price for the game? GameStop is taking $15 off the price of Crush 3D, meaning you can pick it up for $20 before the game even comes out.
That said, it looks like the game’s release is getting delayed (again). This time to March 13.
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Nintendo and GameStop are teaming up to host a series of Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer tournaments across the U.S.
Regional tournaments will be held at the following GameStop’s on the specified dates:
- San Francisco (March 8)
- Orlando, Fla., (March 11)
- Los Angeles (March 15)
- New York (March 22)
The winners will be brought out to New York to take part in the grand finals for a shot at some Kid Icarus-themed prizes.
People not taking part in the competition can still visit the participating GameStops for a chance to play Kid Icarus: Uprising before it hits store on March 23.
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Not only does GameStop get the exclusive North American rights to sell Xenoblade Chronicles in retail, they also get an art book to give away with their pre-orders.
The store’s listing doesn’t provide any details on how big the book is or how many pages it has, but it does say that online and in-store pre-orders are eligible for the bonus.
Sadly, the art book is a U.S. only deal.
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GameStop is temporarily knocking $20 off the price of the 3DS until February 12.
Notices on the retailer’s site suggest that the price cut is part of a Valentine’s Day promotion, but with the First Edition PS Vita bundles set to ship out next week, it’s possible that this is an attempt to sell more 3DSes before the Vita has a chance to cut into its sales.
It’s a smart move on GameStop’s part, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see other retailers copy it as the Vita’s launch quickly approaches.
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Thanks to a recently added note on the Xenoblade Chronicles website, we now know when we’ll be able to get our hands on the game in North America.No comments
The Circle Pad Pro is coming to North America this February, but according to the press release from Nintendo, it sounds like it will only be sold through GameStop.
While the announcement doesn’t explicitly state the retailer has exclusive rights to sell the $20 add-on, it doesn’t mention anything about other outlets selling the device.
If true, this would be the GameStop’s second Nintendo exclusive. Earlier this month, Nintendo revealed that Xenoblade Chronicles would see a limited release in North America, only coming to GameStop and Nintendo’s online store.
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It looks like North America will get the Zelda-themed 3DS bundle after all.
GameStop’s Black Friday ad has the bundle listed for $199. Unlike the Australian release, this 3DS comes with a copy of Ocarina of Time 3D.
The retailer also has a Super Mario 3D Land bundle, but it just comes with a regular Flame Red 3DS.
Best Buy has both 3DS bundles featured in their Black Friday ad at a slightly cheaper price of $179. Unfortunately, from the picture provided, it’s hard to tell if the Zelda bundle comes with the limited edition gold and black 3DS.
Even though Mario games have recently started coming in red cases, Super Mario 3D Land will be getting a cool blue case for its launch in Japan. Not sure why Nintendo would shift away from the association that Red = Mario, but I suppose the box will still stand out on store shelves.
Across the Pacific, GameStop is offering Tanooki Mario keychains to anyone who pre-orders the game in store or online. So now you can keep your keys together and have people who don’t know what the tanooki suit is think your keys are connected to a furry Mario trying to inflate a striped balloon with his butt.No comments
After five years, it looks like it’s time to bid farewell to the DS Lite. An internal memo to GameStop stores revealed that production on new DS Lites have been discontinued.
With the DS Lite now apparently dead, the last in-production piece of hardware capable of playing GBA cartridges goes with it.
I suppose now Nintendo can focus efforts on managing production on the 3DS.
Despite talk of large amounts of pre-orders (both online and in store), it looks like the 3DS is still available on store shelves across the country.
GameStop has been reporting “strong demand” for the system, but there still seems to be plenty of extra 3DSes to go around.
Modojo randomly checked in with stores in the New York/New Jersey area and found that four out of the six GameStops they visited still had 3DSes in stock. Best Buys and Targets in the area also seemed to have
It’s hard to say what’s the cause for surplus. There is definitely demand for the system — pre-orders told us that. It could be that Nintendo actually overestimated how many people would actually go out and buy a 3DS.
That may sound bad, but it beats waiting for new shipments like when the Wii launched.No comments