EBay Seller Microwaves Majora's Mask New 3DS, That System You Can't Find
The rare New 3DS system released last week has been destroyed in the name of art (or profit).
In news that's sure to infuriate devoted Zelda fans who have failed in their attempts to track down the limited edition Majora's Mask New 3DS XL, a person has microwaved one of these systems and listed it for sale on eBay.
The disfigured system above can be yours for $11,315, the Buy it Now price set by eBay account perfectlymadebirds. According to the listing, the working system was microwaved "for purposes to CREATE ARTWORK using the microwaving process inside a fully customized microwaving robot shielded enclosure. 1200 Watts of microwaving power was used to microwave the device inside a 2.2 CUFT VINTAGE 1970s-era Whirlpool Microwave BEAST."
The Majora's Mask system has been in extremely high demand, quickly selling out in advance of the New 3DS' North American launch last Friday. Prices have soared on the secondhand market, with a number of systems selling for upwards of $400 on eBay.
That unfortunate situation makes this microwaving look like an elaborate trolling, though this isn't the only microwaved item the seller is offering: You can also have a melted iPhone 6 Plus or 2DS if you have a few thousand bucks burning a hole in your pocket.
Whether it was an attempt to anger people or not, the reality is that--however few of these Majora's Mask systems Nintendo produced--there is now one fewer working model in existence.
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