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Nintendo Now Selling Refurbished SD Cards and 3DS XL Consoles

Posted by Andy Green

Original 3DS and DSi XL models are also available

Earlier this year Nintendo announced it was selling authentic refurbished products on its official website in North America, stating the systems are the only refurbished products on the market that have been cleaned, tested and inspected to meet the company's high standards.

At the time, Nintendo was only offering refurbished 3DS and DSi consoles, but is now selling 3DS XL systems and SD cards as well.

According to the website listings the consoles are guaranteed to be fully functional, but they may have what is described as "minor cosmetic blemishes".

The same level of warranty is given with the refurbished products as brand new ones - one year.

The list of products available at the time of writing is below:

  • Aqua Blue Nintendo 3DS - $119.99
  • Blue/Black Nintendo 3DS XL - $169.99
  • Midnight Blue Nintendo DSi XL - $99.99
  • Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS - $119.99
  • Red/Black Nintendo 3DS XL - $169.99
  • Red/Black Nintendo 3DS XL with 16 GB SD Memory Card - $179.99
  • Nintendo 3DS SD Memory Card (16GB) - $13.00

These refurbished products can only be purchased directly from the Nintendo website. The Aqua Blue 3DS is still available and may prove popular due to it no longer being in production.

Are you interested in a refurbished system, or would you still prefer a brand new one? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.


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User Comments (28)



arrmixer said:

Are the sd cards a good buy?
Nintendo was late in the xls might have bought one...



JJtheTexan said:

$13 is about the same price you'd pay for a new SD card, so I see no reason to pay that price for a "refurbished" one.



AyeHaley said:

Uhh thats almost the same price as a new one.
Pretty high for refurbished goods.



1134calc said:

I would never buy an SD card used/refurbished, the flash storage only has a limited number of uses to start out, and they can't increase it when refurbishing.



Warruz said:

Id buy one if MH4 was confirmed for US but they are absurdly close to full price.



TruenoGT said:

If you don't have a DSi XL, consider one of these too as they are great consoles. Probably the best way to play original DS games... large screen with no scaling/smoothing like on the 3DS (regular and XL), better d-pad position and beautiful looks in my opinion. Plus the large stylus that comes with them is terrific (I use mine for 3DS and Wii U games as well).



crazyj2312 said:

just so you guys know though where these deals stand for the original 3ds, gamestop is offering used systems only 10 bucks off while nintendo is offering them 50 dollars off



WiiUExposed said:

Tip- Don't buy SD cards from this, you can get 8gb for a few bucks on Amazon. The systems however aren't a bad price, they're a nice alternative to new.



AVahne said:

Great prices for refurb 3DSes. But are those really refurbed SD prices?



Tasuki said:

Just to let anyone know Target is having a sale on the 3DSXL this week. $179. Going to be picking up a black XL here today for my son there.



unrandomsam said:

If it came with the ambassador games it would be worth it.

A Jap one would be more interesting to me right now.



JaxonH said:

Really? I want to upgrade to the black 3DS XL also.... hmmm. $180 isn't bad, but I've seen better. What to do... You live in the US, right?



Zombie_Barioth said:

That, plus you know exactly if and where its been refurbished. Certainly beats pawn shops, ebay, craigslist, ect.

Theres certainly nothing wrong with getting a refurbished system, especially from directly from the manufacturer.



sinalefa said:

If they have the same warranty as new consoles, it is a good deal, except for the SD cards. Nintendo products are very reliable anyway.



Lionhart said:

I've never liked refurbished products personally. If they just give the Nintendo 3DS XL a price drop I'll buy one this Black Friday.



SCAR said:

Best Buy always has deals on 3DS XL and Wii U systems. $20 off for 3DS XL, and $50 off the Wii U Deluxe Set. Just keep an eye out. They do those deals pretty regularly.



NMRodo said:

I'd say that's a bit steep for refurbished merchandise, but given that it's coming straight from Nintendo, I might pick up a black 3DS XL (should they ever add them to the refurbished line-up).



KilluaZoldyck said:

I bought an xl from target when they were doing that $165 thing with them. Best upgrade ever! I would definitely buy a used one from Nintendo though because i think it comes with the same warranty as their new consoles.



A1234 said:

sandisk 16GB SDHC reg price is $40, so $13 for a 16GB sd card is pretty good

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