A new 3DS rumor has hit the internet that seems pretty darn credible and make upset people who were really excited about grabbing that red 3DS bundle with Super Mario 3D Land for $169.99 on Black Friday 2012. Word is that Nintendo will release a new 3DS XL bundle before Christmas 2012. It doesn’t have an official name yet, but it will contain a blue 3DS XL with Mario Kart 7 already installed on the system.
The rumor popped up at the Cheap Ass Gamers forums. A user posted a clipped image of the box art for the new 3DS XL bundle that clearly shows the blue 3DS XL and Mario Kart 7 logo and characters. The user also says the bundle will be released the first week of December 2012. The alleged price is an affordable $199.99, the same price as a 3DS XL sans Mario Kart 7.
Even though there is a matching image circulating with this Mario Kart 7 3DS XL bundle and it is similar to a European bundle that included a white 3DS XL and the same game, it’s best to be a little skeptical until we hear from Nintendo. If that post at CAG is accurate, then we should also be looking for one retailer to have the 3DS on sale in early December 2012 for $139.99.
I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if this announcement is true. It’d be easy enough for Nintendo to put together and could generate some sales for people who waited to grab the system last week.
Editor’s Note: Nintendo sent out a press release this morning confirming the 3DS XL bundle with a blue 3DS and Mario Kart 7 is real, it will cost $199.99 and it should be available everywhere in the US by the first week of December 2012. Now let’s wait and see if a 3DS goes on sale for next month for $139.99!
Read [Cheap Ass Gamer]