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Topic: Where can I buy a Non-XL, English, New Nintendo 3DS?

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Josiah077

Okay, so I really want to buy a New 3DS, but EVERYWHERE I look, even when I search "Non-XL" on Google, I am always greeted with a New Nintendo 3DS XL. Okay, I'm probably being really picky, but I really prefer the Non-XL version. The first reason is because I love the cover plates, and I mean REALLY love. But they only work with the Smaller model, which is the one I want. The second reason is because I guess I like the size of the smaller one. It just looks sharper. Yes, I have found a few small model New 3DSs online. But...some of them are WAAAAYYY too expensive. Like I remember finding one that was around $2,000.00. The ones with fair prices (About $170 - $250) are all Japanese imports! Not that I hate Japan, but I am not fluent in Japanese, and all of my DS games are American. Someone please tell me where to buy one. Please.

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StableInvadeel

England probably.

The smaller new model was never really released in America outside of special editions, it's probably expensive new, but you could try searching for the Pokemon or Mario models they sold some time ago, on Amazon or eBay.

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Yes. You can get it from the country mentioned above

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Josiah077

Thanks for the help. And so fast, too! I think that they were released in Australia too, but I haven't seen any online. Also @Morpheel I am looking for the NON-XL.

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ALinkttPresent

The official name of the product you are looking for is "New Nintendo 3DS". It has been discontinued in the Americas, so I'm not sure where you can get one

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gcunit

@Josiah077 I'm no expert on the matter, but I would let go of any hope (if you had any) of buying a brand new one from a retailer (beyond the odd miracle find). Any unused ones will be sold at a premium and your best bet is importing a used one I'd have thought.

This is beyond the bound of the site rules really, but bear in mind that you could get a Japanese model and make it region free. But whether you can change the system language from Japanese... I don't know.

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Josiah077

@Alinkttpresent I am aware that it is called the New Nintendo 3DS. I was just worried that people would confuse it for an XL because the names are so similar.

@gcunit Thank you so much! I will try to find a used one in good condition. To answer your question, I did some research and found out that the Japanese import is region-locked which is pretty annoying, but I won't give up.

@Anti-Matter I have looked on every website I could find. Yes that includes Amazon, but I could look again.

Thank you all for the speedy replies!

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gcunit

@Josiah077 Yes, they're all region locked, but you can break the lock. Or are you just referring to the system language? I'd be surprised if that couldn't be hacked too, but I've never needed to look into it.

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Tyranexx

I ran into this exact same problem and finally sighed and grabbed a N3DS XL this past holiday season; Amazon was offering a great deal on SNES-themed units. I'm pleased with my purchase overall, but I agree that the displayed games look slightly better on smaller models.

As mentioned above, these were never formally sold in North America outside of some limited special editions that sold out faster than you can blink. The fact that Nintendo of America only opted to release the XL when other regions offered both is still a head-scratcher IMO. Yes, it would have been a smaller section of the market, but the market was there.

Your best bet would be to import a system or to try to find a good deal for a used one.

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Josiah077

Nintendo is pretty strict with what come to America, I guess.

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RedderRugfish

If you're fine with a used one, you can find them on ebay for pretty reasonable prices last I checked.

If you want one brand new, then yeah. Good luck buddy.

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Josiah077

Thanks. I have found a few used ones, so they might work.

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@Morpheel I am so glad I got one when I did. I don't like the way the XL models blow everything up and make them look so much more pixelly. I had no idea at the time that they would never release a normal version in NA.

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KingMike

I believe the non-XL New 3DS models were only ever released in the US as limited edition models, if that is what you are looking for.

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Josiah077

Yes it is, Ugh Nintendo. Japan is so lucky to have all this stuff.

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