Well it looks like the Pikachu 3DS xl was a big hit, sold out everywhere

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#1 Posted by russiaAK47 (447 posts) -

sold out at gamestop, target, toysrus, best buy

I have mine on the way but its surprising that the edition sold out so fast across america.  

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#2 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

I was lucky to snag one this morning. My target initially had 0 in stock (I arrived at 7:30am, before they opened) but they gave me a rain check and called about 9:30am to let me know they were holding my system. I'm sure some will show up in stock as the weeks go by, but I really wanted to lock in on that 160 price point. Had been wanting to upgrade to an XL for a long time now.

Now I'm just waiting on Luigi's Mansion to arrive in the mail so I can snag my free game from Club Nintendo. I'm definitely going for Professor Layton.

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#3 Posted by TwistedShade (3139 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Bestbuy wasn't carrying it to begin with. But yeah my Walmart, and Target were sold out at 8:00AM. Thankfully ToysRus had 3 in stock.

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#4 Posted by TonyDanzaFan (2973 posts) -
Thank god I ordered it online when I did. It should be here soon!!!!! I'm so PUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#5 Posted by FroznYogurt (85 posts) -

Had a good friend come visit me this weekend from Philly. Ended up missing out on the deal today. :cry:

Oh well, good things happen to those who wait? :?

Maybe a new design or bundle will sprout up in the summer or when Pokemon XY release this October.

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#6 Posted by TriforceBowser (33 posts) -

I was lucky to snag one this morning. My target initially had 0 in stock (I arrived at 7:30am, before they opened) but they gave me a rain check and called about 9:30am to let me know they were holding my system. I'm sure some will show up in stock as the weeks go by, but I really wanted to lock in on that 160 price point. Had been wanting to upgrade to an XL for a long time now.

Now I'm just waiting on Luigi's Mansion to arrive in the mail so I can snag my free game from Club Nintendo. I'm definitely going for Professor Layton.

yokofox33
Same here but I got the blue one instead Both my games should be arriving at Friday or Tuesday at the latest
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#7 Posted by russiaAK47 (447 posts) -

how long before you think they will jack up the prices on ebay?  its up to like $250

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#8 Posted by TonyDanzaFan (2973 posts) -

how long before you think they will jack up the prices on ebay?  its up to like $250

russiaAK47
They were jacked up pre-release. I bought mine for $230 shipped a few days ago. I don't regret it now seeing as how few units all these stores got. Spent a little more than I should have, but it saved me the hassel and I get the 3ds I really wanted. PIKA PIKA!!!! I can't wait to get it in the mail lol.
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#9 Posted by DucksBrains (1146 posts) -

Got mine at Target, gotta love being in a lightly populated area for this sort of thing.

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#10 Posted by JuanGrande386 (1115 posts) -

Didnt go out till 3:30 because its been snowing all day (6 inches by then, like 9 now). Gamestop cancelled by preorder so I said "F*** it im going to Target". They only got 5 copies of Luigis Mansion so those were sold out and they only got 2 Pikachu 3DSXLs........guess who got both!! Thank You Snow Storm!!!

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#11 Posted by Optical_Order (5100 posts) -

I managed to grab one after some hunting. Found it at TRU and pricematched Target. Not really a huge fan of the way it looks, but I grabbed it because it might have more resale value later down the line. 

Fire Emblem, Luigi's Mansion, and Mario Kart 7 are on the way so I'm excited to play those. Honestly there are too many games I'd like to play already, and there's more coming out. I think my timing for this system was spot on though... Unless Nintendo releases another model with 2 circle pads. 

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#12 Posted by hiphops_savior (8444 posts) -
Don't have any money right now for one, but I suspect there will be another run in October.
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#13 Posted by russiaAK47 (447 posts) -

Don't have any money right now for one, but I suspect there will be another run in October.hiphops_savior

 

WRONG, this is a limited edition.  they are not going to make more.  did they make another run of the zelda 3ds? now its like $500 on ebay.

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#14 Posted by Optical_Order (5100 posts) -

[QUOTE="hiphops_savior"]Don't have any money right now for one, but I suspect there will be another run in October.russiaAK47

 

WRONG, this is a limited edition.  they are not going to make more.  did they make another run of the zelda 3ds? now its like $500 on ebay.

Just because it's a LE doesn't mean one they're only going to make one run. 

Not necessarily saying that they will, but it wouldn't surprise me. Pikachu is pretty damn popular. 

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#15 Posted by kingotnw (76 posts) -

Grabbed oue of these up yesterday. I'm not sure how many Walmart had, but when I called they had four in stock, I asked him to put one on hold, he did though he said to please hurry before he went to lunch because he wasn't supposed to hold them. By the time I got there, 10 minutes later, the one I was holding was the only one left. They sold crazy fast. I just think it's too bad it didn't come with either the new Pokemon game, or at least a voucher for even a small discount on the digital download though Nintendo's e-store.I had them price match the $159.99 with the Target ad and they did so with no issues.

 

I'm very happy with it. My wife has a regular 3DS, and we are now going to get her a XL because she is so impressed with the size.

 

Does anyone know of a clear XL case so you can still see the system itse;f? I really want a case, but it would be a shame to cover up the system itself.

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#16 Posted by lamprey263 (35030 posts) -
good to see people excited in picking up 3DS XLs, I just got mine about a month ago and I'm loving it, hope it influences more games to be developed for it
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#17 Posted by russiaAK47 (447 posts) -

looks like gamestop.com has them up for sale s grab them fast before you have to pay double on ebay.

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#18 Posted by russiaAK47 (447 posts) -

well that was fast.  its gone.

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#19 Posted by bonesawisready5 (4971 posts) -

Well it is limited edition after all

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#20 Posted by cttooch (152 posts) -

i just ordered one from gamestop a few hours ago. i checked again and they still have them available

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#21 Posted by russiaAK47 (447 posts) -

i just ordered one from gamestop a few hours ago. i checked again and they still have them available

cttooch

check now its gone

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#22 Posted by DJSAV_101 (3701 posts) -

I was able to get two. I'm going to hold on to them for a while then hopefully sell them.

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#23 Posted by The_Joker1721 (304 posts) -
Went around like a mad man. Every store was out of stock due to online shopping (I should consider getting into shopping online!) Decided to just buy for $200 at the Nintendo world store. Saw someone with it. Looks really awesome.
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#24 Posted by russiaAK47 (447 posts) -

Went around like a mad man. Every store was out of stock due to online shopping (I should consider getting into shopping online!) Decided to just buy for $200 at the Nintendo world store. Saw someone with it. Looks really awesome. The_Joker1721

in nyc? they still have any left? dont feel too bad i also paid $200 PLUS TAX and shipping

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#25 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (5011 posts) -

I was able to get two. I'm going to hold on to them for a while then hopefully sell them.

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I hate people that do this. You're punishing people that actually want one just so you can get some money. Pathetic.
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#26 Posted by russiaAK47 (447 posts) -

[QUOTE="DJSAV_101"]

I was able to get two. I'm going to hold on to them for a while then hopefully sell them.

Toxic-Seahorse

I hate people that do this. You're punishing people that actually want one just so you can get some money. Pathetic.

Welcome to capitalism buddy, I know what your saying but some people feed their families by reselling toys.

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#27 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (5011 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"][QUOTE="DJSAV_101"]

I was able to get two. I'm going to hold on to them for a while then hopefully sell them.

russiaAK47

I hate people that do this. You're punishing people that actually want one just so you can get some money. Pathetic.

Welcome to capitalism buddy, I know what your saying but some people feed their families by reselling toys.

I know it occurs often, but someone admitting to it when they don't have to, pretty much bragging, is pretty lame.

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#28 Posted by limpbizkit818 (15044 posts) -
Nintendo was selling a bunch at PAX East. Already have a 3DS so I passed on it but I really like the design.
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#29 Posted by russiaAK47 (447 posts) -

[QUOTE="russiaAK47"]

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"] I hate people that do this. You're punishing people that actually want one just so you can get some money. Pathetic.Toxic-Seahorse

Welcome to capitalism buddy, I know what your saying but some people feed their families by reselling toys.

I know it occurs often, but someone admitting to it when they don't have to, pretty much bragging, is pretty lame.

yea i agree.  if it makes you feel any better i bought mine to play not resell.

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#30 Posted by The_Joker1721 (304 posts) -

[QUOTE="The_Joker1721"]Went around like a mad man. Every store was out of stock due to online shopping (I should consider getting into shopping online!) Decided to just buy for $200 at the Nintendo world store. Saw someone with it. Looks really awesome. russiaAK47

in nyc? they still have any left? dont feel too bad i also paid $200 PLUS TAX and shipping

Ouch. Worth it though I know these things tend to get rare. As far as I know the Nintendo only has a store in NY. Well When I bought one they were resupplying the shelf pretty fast. Maybe they might have some but then again I bought one launch day. So I wouldn't be to sure.
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#31 Posted by russiaAK47 (447 posts) -

[QUOTE="russiaAK47"]

[QUOTE="The_Joker1721"]Went around like a mad man. Every store was out of stock due to online shopping (I should consider getting into shopping online!) Decided to just buy for $200 at the Nintendo world store. Saw someone with it. Looks really awesome. The_Joker1721

in nyc? they still have any left? dont feel too bad i also paid $200 PLUS TAX and shipping

Ouch. Worth it though I know these things tend to get rare. As far as I know the Nintendo only has a store in NY. Well When I bought one they were resupplying the shelf pretty fast. Maybe they might have some but then again I bought one launch day. So I wouldn't be to sure.

yea they usually get hundreds of systems because of the area its in, they get ALOT of shoppers in especially tourists.

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#32 Posted by hiphops_savior (8444 posts) -

[QUOTE="hiphops_savior"]Don't have any money right now for one, but I suspect there will be another run in October.russiaAK47

 

WRONG, this is a limited edition.  they are not going to make more.  did they make another run of the zelda 3ds? now its like $500 on ebay.

They had two runs in Japan already. Considering how huge Pokemon X and Y will be, I wouldn't be surprised if there will be a Black Charizard 3DS XL as well.
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#33 Posted by JuanGrande386 (1115 posts) -

[QUOTE="DJSAV_101"]

I was able to get two. I'm going to hold on to them for a while then hopefully sell them.

Toxic-Seahorse

I hate people that do this. You're punishing people that actually want one just so you can get some money. Pathetic.

I dont feel bad at all, I actually got my ass out in 8+ inches of snow and was fortunate enough to get the only 2 my Target had. If I wanna turn around and sell them then so be it. Everyone else couldve gone out too if they wanted it bad enough.

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#34 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -
Most places in Chicago had the Pikachu as an in-store only. I could have bought one, but I simply didn't want a console that looked like a Pokemon. For those that do want one, I'm sure Nintendo will introduce the same, or another Pokemon themed console, for the release of x/y.
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#35 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (5011 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"][QUOTE="DJSAV_101"]

I was able to get two. I'm going to hold on to them for a while then hopefully sell them.

JuanGrande386

I hate people that do this. You're punishing people that actually want one just so you can get some money. Pathetic.

I dont feel bad at all, I actually got my ass out in 8+ inches of snow and was fortunate enough to get the only 2 my Target had. If I wanna turn around and sell them then so be it. Everyone else couldve gone out too if they wanted it bad enough.

:lol: That is a pretty poor way to justify it. "I got there first so I deserve it more, even though I'm not going to use them!" You not feeling bad has nothing to do with it, it's still a dick move.

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#36 Posted by TwistedShade (3139 posts) -

Looks like this may actually be a limited run. Target is reporting it discontinued, while it sucks for those who didn't get one good on Nintendo for actually making it LIMITED.

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#37 Posted by TonyDanzaFan (2973 posts) -

Looks like this may actually be a limited run. Target is reporting it discontinued, while it sucks for those who didn't get one good on Nintendo for actually making it LIMITED.

TwistedShade
I feel like Billy Madison. "Boy, I'm glad I called that guy!" Boy, I'm glad I ordered it on ebay when I did (a week before release). I love this thing.
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#38 Posted by rubber-chicken (2077 posts) -
Yep, got mine on day 1, went to Wal-Mart at 7am when it opened last Sunday!
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#39 Posted by JustBoomer (188 posts) -

I bought a Pikachu 3DS xl at gamestop, they check other of their stores and have them sent to the city store where I live, awesome to be able to get one 8 or 9 days after launch.;)

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#40 Posted by delectabledoz (404 posts) -
I love it so much, love pikachu. Any better than 3ds though? I have a black one. Shame u can't play gba games on it tho!
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#41 Posted by Epak_ (10099 posts) -

Looks like this may actually be a limited run. Target is reporting it discontinued, while it sucks for those who didn't get one good on Nintendo for actually making it LIMITED.

TwistedShade

They were available here (Finland) for a suspiciously long time. Can't find 'em from a price tracker site anymore, I think I should have snagged one away and sold later on. ****!

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#42 Posted by BigBen11111 (1529 posts) -

I wonder how many would end up on Ebay.