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.

[source store.nintendo.com, via store.nintendo.com, neogaf.com]