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StitchJones
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« on: December 04, 2012, 07:18:07 AM »

With my new job which will have me doing quite a bit of travelling, I have decided to buy a portable gaming system.  unfortunately, i have now missed the black friday deals.  Is it normal to at least have a couple sales on hardware like this before Christmas?  I would hate to buy one now and then see some awesome deal a week later. Right now I see the $199 3DS XL bundle with Mario Kart 7, amd some $249 game tie in bundles for the Vita.  I'm mostly an RPG and strategy player so none of these games is a big seller for me.

Does anyone expect another great deal before the holiday is over?
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 11:11:00 AM »

Regular 3DS is $129 at Target, which is pretty stellar IMO.  I think that Mario deal with the XL is about as good as its going to get, although I thought KMart or somebody was throwing in a gift card with that?  Maybe not.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 09:38:29 PM »

Looking back, I am so upset I missed the PS Vita deal on Amazon.  I still don't truly know which system I want to buy yet.  Both have certain games coming out that i would love to have on a portable system. Final fantasy X HD on Vita and two Monster Hunter games on 3DS along with Dragon Quest VII.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 10:23:11 PM »

I can't see the 3D effect on the 3DS but I love the XL size.   I wouldn't trade it for a regular or a Vita. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 08:34:54 PM »

The 3DS XL will be on sale at Best Buy for $160 starting Sunday 12/9.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 09:20:06 PM »

Just saw that pricing on the 3DS XL.  May have to jump though I was starting to lean toward the Vita, since I know I will be getting a WiiU at some point and I can get my Zelda/Monster Hunter fix that way.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 03:12:42 AM »

I love my Vita but unless you're a huge fan of certain titles (like Persona) you're probably better off with the 3DS.  The only thing that might change that would be if you're a PS+ member and you get the free Vita games with it (currently Uncharted, Wipeout and the older PSP version Final Fantasy Tactics).  Of course you'll need a bigger memory card for those so again that's another $50 right there. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 06:31:08 PM »

Just nabbed the 3DS XL with Mario Kart for $159 at BestBuy.com.  I had to select in-store pickup.  To me, this is a ridiculously good deal.  It was a good deal for $159 but to get a free game, even if it is preinstalled, is pretty nice.  Problem is, I have to sit on it until after Christmas on the slim chance my wife bought me one for Christmas. 
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 11:01:56 PM »

Need to resist...such a nice price. Couldnt justify wiiu due to wii backlog but 3ds so cheap vs my ds backlog.
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2012, 07:02:24 AM »

Congrats. I haven't used my system for awhile, but still love it. Mk7 does indeed rock!Im sure when animal crossing comes out ill be using the system a ton.
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