Best Nintendo 3DS Deals in September 2017

Best Nintendo 3DS Deals: A roundup of all the best Nintendo 3DS deals available right now.

The Nintendo 3DS is the little handheld that could, and it’s is still going strong since its release back in 2011. While the Nintendo Switch is the current sweetheart of the Nintendo corporation, the 3DS is still a great little console for gaming on the go. We’ve found the best Nintendo 3DS deals for you below to make every commute a little less dull.

Best Nintendo 3DS Deals – Which version should you buy?

The 3DS takes touchscreen gaming to another level with a 3D-compatible monitor that doesn’t require finicky cinema glasses to work. You’ll find all the stalwart family-friendly Nintendo franchises on it – think Mario Kart, the Legend of Zelda, and Pokemon – plus, a few older games have been remastered for the device. A slightly annoying aspect of the Nintendo 3DS is that most versions (such as the New Nintendo 3DS XL) do not come with a charging adapter, so you’ll have to buy those separately.

While the Nintendo 3DS is the original product, it has been redesigned as the New Nintendo 3DS. Unfortunately, both versions have now been discontinued – though there’s still stocks of the New 3DS floating around, and the larger, and more powerful New Nintendo 3DS XL is still in production. As a result, it’s harder to get your hands on a 3DS or New 3DS without paying through the nose for it (unless you’re buying it second-hand).

Unless your heart’s really set on the 3DS or New 3DS, it’s worth scrolling down to look at the 3DS XL, or at bundles for better price points. Just like the one below.

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Best Nintendo 3DS Deal

New Nintendo 3DS Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Edition – £149.99 down from £179.99

Buy now: Nintendo

Even if you’re not an avid Animal Crossing fan, this bundle is the best value for money on this list and much cheaper than buying an individual console. With a custom Animal Crossing 3DS, an amiibo card and naturally Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, all you need to do is switch it on to get involved.

Best Nintendo 3DS Deals

New Nintendo 3DS – White – £184.99 

Buy now: Amazon

If you’re not one for all the bells and whistles, the simple black Nintendo 3DS is a great shout. With SNES-style buttons, amiibo functionality and a toggle to turn on or off 3D viewing, this is a great place to start if you’re just looking for a standard console.

Nintendo 3DS XL Handheld Console – Pink – £155.99 down from £169.99

Buy now: Amazon

Bring on the pink – this 3DS XL is the cheapest on the list. Eye-catching, with backwards capability and a 4GB SD Memory card, you’ll be able to toggle 2D or 3D gaming on or off depending on what kind of experience you want.

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Nintendo New 3DS XL Pearl White Console – £175 

Buy now: HDEW Extra

You can never go wrong with a classic white Nintendo 3DS and the best deal is from HDEW Extra, which will save you a few quid off your total price. While it is a newer e-tailer, the reviews of the site are so far quite positive.

Nintendo New 3DS XL – Metallic Black – £174.89 down from £179.99

Buy now: Toys R Us

The Nintendo 3DS XL in Metallic Black is best bought from Toys R Us. With a few more customisable options than its predecessor and another couple of buttons to help you take charge of your gaming experience, it also has boosted processing power for seamless gameplay.

 

Best Nintendo 3DS Deals – Games

Super Mario Maker 3DS – £29.33

Buy now: GameSeek

If you’re nostalgic for the days of old Mario sideway scrollers, Super Mario Maker is your port of call. Taking the old format and revamping it for the modern era, you’ll be able to avoid goombas and charge through the Mario universe with hundreds of levels (as well as the option to create your own).

Pokemon Moon – £22.85

Buy now: SimplyGames

As one of the most universally acclaimed games for the Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon Moon and its counterpart Pokemon Sun take aspiring trainers into the brand new Alola region. With 81 brand new Pokemon and exciting new gameplay mechanics, you won’t be able to put this one down – plus the SimplyGames deal comes with an official Nintendo Pokemon bracelet.

         Bravely Second: End Layer – £31.85

         Buy now: SimplyGames

One of the finest JRPGS in recent memory came to Nintendo 3DS back in 2016. Playing much like turn-based outings of older consoles, this classic adventure features a compelling world and inviting cast of characters in a game that will last you hours upon hours on the go.

 

Pokemon Omega Ruby – £29.85

Buy now: Simply Games

Pokemon has had a fantastic run with the Nintendo 3DS with titles like X, Y, Sun and Moon wowing critics and really pushing the console to its limits. While Pokemon Omega Ruby and its counterpart Alpha Sapphire aren’t breaking new ground, they are fantastic revisions of the original Game Boy Advance games which are some of the best in the canon.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – £32.13 down from £39.99 from

Buy now: The Gamery

The 3DS kicked off with the remaster of Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask has had the same treatment. Based on the Nintendo 64 game of the same name, it takes players into the dark and mysterious world of Terminus – it’s highly regarded as one of the darkest titles in the franchise.

Best Nintendo 3DS Deals – Bundles

Nintendo 3DS + Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 – Fashion Forward Pack – £149.99 down from £179.99

Buy now: Nintendo

The prices on this have just been slashed on the official Nintendo site, dropping 17% from £179.99. With a classic white Nintendo 3DS, stylish quilted-effect cover plates, a download code for a custom Home Menu theme as well as a digital copy of New Style Boutique 2, it’s a fantastic gift for any fashion-conscious gamer.

Nintendo 3DS XL Builder Bundle from £214.99

Buy now: Nintendo

Offered exclusively through the Nintendo website, this brand new Nintendo 3DS XL Builder Bundle was launched at the end of July. With a metallic black Nintendo 3DS XL, Super Mario Maker, a Question Block 3DS Game Card Case and even a Mario 8-Bit Snapback Cap to take your obsession into the non-virtual world, it’s a bargain and you’ll get 2 years warranty on it all.

Best Nintendo 3DS Deal – Accessories

Nintendo 3DS Power Adapter – £6.99 down from £8.75

Buy now: Nintendo

Your console’s only as good as its battery and this Nintendo 3DS Power Adapter charger is a crucial piece of kit. Compatible with all the various models of the 3DS, you’ll be set for a gaming marathon in no time.

Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradle + AC Adapter – £21.66 down from £21.98

Buy now: Game Seek

Don’t overthink it – pop your Nintendo 3DS XL into this cradle and let it charge overnight. Compatible with the 3DS, DSi XL and DSi, it’s unfortunately not rigged to work with the New 3DS models.

Pikachu – 3DS/3DS XL Hard Case – £15.50 from £16.98

Buy now: TheGamery

Keep your console protected with this hard case and proclaim your love for Pokemon all at the same time. Available at a slight discount from TheGamery, there’s less than £2 difference if you decide you want to go with the official Nintendo deal.