New 3DS XL bundle includes preinstalled Mario Kart 7

Nintendo launching limited edition blue-black bundle in United States beginning December 2 at $200.

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Beginning December 2 in the United States, Nintendo will introduce a new blue-black limited edition 3DS XL bundle that includes a preinstalled copy of Mario Kart 7 for $200. Purchased separately, gamers would pay $200 for the system and $40 for the game. A similar bundle is available in the United Kingdom.

Mario Kart 7 launched in North America on December 4, 2011. It has sold 5.24 million units worldwide as of March 31, 2012.

Just last week, Nintendo introduced a new flame red Black Friday 3DS bundle that included a preinstalled copy of Super Mario 3D land for $170.

The Mario maker enjoyed a prosperous Black Friday period, with the 3DS moving 250,000 units and DS devices shifting another 275,000 during the week.

Discussion

59 comments
Novasonic23
Novasonic23

this bundle is $159.99 this week at best buy. also if you buy any 2 games from a particular list of 3ds games (which includes super mario 3d land, new super mario bros 2, paper mario, and mario kart), you get $20 off.

jark888
jark888

Sound good. How about right circle pad too? Maybe next year?

I stop buying portable gaming system for two main reasons.

1) You can't find deep serious games that you find in PC or consoles.

2) DS series is always behind in capability and graphic quality (Basically too much limitation that only kids probably won't notice; I don't have time to waste on it).

Xyekenvort
Xyekenvort

Alright...that's it. I'm done! I'm done with day one Nintendo consoles. I'll always wait for the lite/slim/small/mini/whatever editions. I only bought the DS day one because I was so excited to play FFIII on it, I just couldn't wait. And I bought the 3DS day one because of OOT3D and because I thought they wouldn't make any more models/editions of it...how wrong I was >_<

 

This will apply to all consoles. NEVER BUY THE 1ST EDITION OF ANY CONSOLE! Always wait for the eventual better and cheaper versions xD

tightwad34
tightwad34

Sorry, but Mario Kart is not going to get me to buy a 3DS. I already have both versions, but if I didn't I wouldn't be enticed. But I don't like racing games so my opinion has become less relevant.

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

I just think these handhelds are just too overpriced. At $200, you could have gotten a new Xbox with two games this past weekend.

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

I bought my 3DS holiday bundle along with Kingdom Hearts 3D for $177 on Black Friday. I kinda wish they would have revealed this sooner.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Can't wait to get this, I've been waiting for the 3DS XL to come bundled with a game. I wish it was a hard copy and wasn't pre installed but still a great offer!

SangheliZealotX
SangheliZealotX

This is going to kill the vita, wait, you can't kill something that's already dead!

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

That 3DS looks so cool and it comes with a great game.  Great buy for anyone.

Staxx99
Staxx99

Perfect, my Pinkie Pie sticker will look great on this.

GriffinBalls
GriffinBalls

This is awesome news for me. My son wants a 3DS XL in blue with Mario Kart for Christmas. This just saved me £30

Raeldor
Raeldor

And STILL no new colors in the US.  That's a big FU to your US customers Nintendo, what's up with that?!

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

nah i prefer to wait for sonic all star racing transformed 

but it got delyed for the 3DS until feb

SolidTy
SolidTy

I read that a price drop is coming for the 3DS XL really soon, so I think I'll just wait for that. I want the XL, but I don't want to pay the high prices.

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

Can't wait to see what their Christmas bundle will be.

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

I wonder when will U.S. gamers will get the white 3DS XL, but the bundles show that the system is selling well.

prismtech
prismtech

this bundle looks way hotter than that "wiini" gonna be released in canada...bah

blazinpuertoroc
blazinpuertoroc

can i get the 3DS XL without Mario Kart for 40 dollars less? lol

advocacy
advocacy

The author failed to mention where the 3DS XL bundle with Mario Kart 7 could be bought.  Can it be purchased from Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, or GameStop? Please clarify, thanks.

dreamfist11
dreamfist11

2 FUCKING hundred dollars, IN THIS ECONOMY, when the PSVita is $180 with Assassins creed...WOW

aldronlin
aldronlin

hum.... interesting, i would maybe pick this up, been looking for a good XL bundle and this could be it.

 

jaifrecap
jaifrecap

I don't even care about the Mario Kart game. They are all the same anyways. The price on the other hand sounds like a pretty good deal.

fester420
fester420

Sucks the game is preinstalled, once that game gets deleted you have to buy it again.  Unless nintendo has some way of saying you own the game, which I doubt.

mikeyvp87
mikeyvp87

Getting one for my little brother this Christmas. I already bought Steel Diver, and was going to get him Super Mario 3Dland so this makes a good third game. 

starduke
starduke

I don't think I like the idea of the game being pre-installed. If your DS breaks, do you lose the game too?

TheAgingGamer
TheAgingGamer

I wouldn't mind having a 3DS for a few of the games, but the 3D effect is awful so I'd turn it off and the price is still too high. It would've been better if they'd just made a followup to the original DS and kept the price down rather than including the expensive-yet-pointless 3D effects. Nintendo has been mistaking gimmicks for innovation for far too long I'm not sure how much longer they can keep it up.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

If Nintendo were to have that 3DS XL Charizard Edition, I would have consider it buying that [even if I have already got a 3DS XL] and this is not a bad deal for those of you who don't own a 3DS. If your going to buy a 3DS hear is my advice, get the XL you want be dissapointed I Promise you that.

jark888
jark888

 @Xyekenvort They've been like this since Gameboy. I'm sorry to hear you upset.

GeneralBeanX
GeneralBeanX

Black Friday price on a console sony is trying to save/ make popular .vs a normal deal of a console that is established and selling well. 

Kenshin0011
Kenshin0011

 @aldronlin It's a great game and a great handheld. I have this blue 3DS XL and it looks really good, much better in person than it does in the pictures. It's more of a metallic blue

slyfox_28
slyfox_28

 @fester420 Maybe since it's pre-installed that it cannot be delete.  I would be interesting to know.

hitman047m4
hitman047m4

 @fester420 The games you purchase and download are linked to "Your Downloads" section at the eShop. Now I believe this is base on the device one uses, but I could be wrong.

nylus826
nylus826

 @fester420 Registering the system will register the game which will add it to your downloadables.

thelostkin
thelostkin

 @starduke it's permanently linked to your eshop account so you can download it anytime on another 3DS

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

 @TheAgingGamer No one really cares about the 3D element. Its the games that make the 3DS a strong portable.

craigprime
craigprime

 @EasyComeEasyGo I saw that Charizard Edition. Japan only, distributed by lottery. Japan get's all the awesome "Special Edition" colors and sets. So I'm stuck with....red. Still an awesome system, at least.

Xyekenvort
Xyekenvort

 @jark888 I'm not really upset, i'm mostly kidding. Sorry if it wasn't clear...

alrepairs
alrepairs

 @SangheliZealotX  @Rivboets7 Wait a second,

 

Don't insult Persona fool...though I do agree Vita is in a terrible dilemma.

 

Sony screwed up...and guess who's fault it is?

 

That's right, THE FANS WITH THEIR SECOND ANALOG STICK DEMANDS :D

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

 @Rivboets7 As much as i want Persona 4 Golden on the vita, ill have to pass and go with Shin Megami Tensei 4 on the 3DS when it comes out next year.  Plus the Vita is too pricey at the moment

96augment
96augment

 @SangheliZealotX  What is wrong with you, man? Do you even think before you write or do you just write whatever pops up in your little head? 

jasongm
jasongm

 @Rivboets7  @SangheliZealotX The Vita lacks quality games atm, So far the only thing its really good at is importing ps1/ps2 games from the PSN store. Other than that, I heard Persona is the best game for that system.

SangheliZealotX
SangheliZealotX

@Rivboets7 $ony paid the reviewers with all of the money they got from online passes.

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

 @SangheliZealotX 

I disagree the new Persona remake is really good and check the metascore/GameSpot review.  I'm pretty sure it's not garbage.