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The mental eBay prices for Nintendo’s new Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

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I’m not ashamed to admit that my eyes grew several sizes larger when I glimpsed the Majora’s Mask edition of the upcoming New 3DS XL at the tail end of the Nintendo Direct conference last night. The handheld looks gorgeous, and will most likely be one of many unique designs that roll out this year. I’m also a slut for Nintendo hardware, but it’s not like I can afford the unit right now. Especially at these prices.

As usual, the latest bit of Nintendo hardware was sold out within minutes of it going online through various retailers. And as double-usual, scalpers were taking advantage of this. Head on over to eBay, and you’ll find a ton of listings for the MM edition of the New 3DS XL, with equally crazy prices way over the recommended retail price of $200. Here’s a quick snapshot:

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$400- $1500 on average then for one of these consoles. Madness. I don’t get why people are getting such technolust either. Sure, it does look neat, but this comes down to first day buyer FOMO really. Paying double for a console that will have other versions in the near-future, is just pure crazy really. And knowing how Nintendo likes to roll out “limited editions”, I’d rather be patient than pay double.

And there’s nothing wrong  with buying a new console and hocking it for a higher price. But it certainly is as scummy as can be and something I wish we could see a lot less of. The New 3DS XL is out on February 13 in the USA and UK. It should be out locally, around a similar time frame. The vanilla editions will sport black and red colour schemes.

Last Updated: January 15, 2015

30 Comments

  1. All good and well, but the most important question is: “DOES IT COME WITH A CHARGER?”

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 15, 2015 at 13:47

      Ahhhhh, a hairyknees upvote, this is most pleasing

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 15, 2015 at 13:47

        You shall receive a reward for this, I shall play your cabbage game

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        • HairyEwok

          January 15, 2015 at 14:05

          Play him the song of your people. That would honor him greatly.

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          • Lord Chaos

            January 15, 2015 at 14:07

            Using the ban hammer? How is that a honor?

          • HairyEwok

            January 15, 2015 at 14:08

            Not that one, I was thinking of it’s a trap do do dah.

  2. hairyknees

    January 15, 2015 at 13:46

    O_O

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  3. Hammersteyn

    January 15, 2015 at 13:50

    The people that spends this much on a 3DS deserves to be parted with their money.

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  4. Jaded_Reprobate

    January 15, 2015 at 13:51

    There should really be some sort of list of factors that qualify you to purchase things like these… Kinda like Ferrari does with there limited edition super cars

    http://www.wired.com/2014/10/herjavec-ferrari-laferrari/

    obviously it won’t be as simple as that… but still these sorts of things should go out to actual collectors first rather than some idiot trying to make a quick buck

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 15, 2015 at 13:54

      *their, like in “their limited supercars” ;P

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      • Jaded_Reprobate

        January 15, 2015 at 13:56

        thanx… fixed 😀

        and i had to read it 3 times before i saw what you were talking about ……

        it’s a slow day

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 15, 2015 at 13:58

          Full of “c’s”?

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 15, 2015 at 13:58

          It is all the….HUNTING…

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          • Jaded_Reprobate

            January 15, 2015 at 14:00

            it was 1 wild hunt x_X

  5. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 15, 2015 at 13:53

    Can it make me coffee too?

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    • ToshZA

      January 15, 2015 at 13:53

      Maybe for $7 a cup…

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 15, 2015 at 13:57

        Huehuehue

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 15, 2015 at 14:01

        Guess how many sugars he takes? 😛

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 15, 2015 at 14:02

          OOOH OOOH pick me pick me I know!!!!

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          • HairyEwok

            January 15, 2015 at 14:10

            This is what Sir Raptor would say……

          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 15, 2015 at 14:56

            Indeed

        • ToshZA

          January 15, 2015 at 14:06

          The Admiral knows. All I know is that the sugar cubes are shaped like a heptahedron.

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          • Hammersteyn

            January 15, 2015 at 14:22

            Bwahaha

          • Admiral Chief

            January 15, 2015 at 14:57

            XDXDXD

    • Jaded_Reprobate

      January 15, 2015 at 13:54

      only of you buy the charger

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 15, 2015 at 13:56

      Nope, that comes with the DLC. Probably.

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  6. RinceThis

    January 15, 2015 at 13:54

    WHY!?

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  7. Ghost In The Rift

    January 15, 2015 at 14:05

    Thats like the price of a PS4 and a Xbox one combined and you can buy some games and a headset and kinect and ps4 camera right?

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  8. HairyEwok

    January 15, 2015 at 14:12

    Nope nope nope nope nope. There’s no way I’m paying R11k for a Nintendo 3DS that doesn’t even have a charger because it’s for the eco-system. I’ll take one Sport Black Nintendo WITH a charger for $200 please and thank you.

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  9. bartleby451

    January 17, 2015 at 21:54

    Just ridiculous, it like the Villager Amiibo, the Gamecube multi tap etc. Nuts

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