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Limited Edition Persona Q 3DS XL to Release in November

For those looking to update your 3DS before the end of the year, you might want to check this out. Atlus today announced that a new, Persona Q Edition of the Nintendo 3DS XL will be making its way to the US this November. The system, which will be sold exclusively through GameStop, will retail for $199.99

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MrSwankSinatra1189d ago

Nintendo are really trying to put one over on gamers. They're releasing special edition 3ds systems out the ass becuase they know that the people that are fans of those franchises will buy the systems regardless if they own a 3ds already. It's literally the only way to sell those systems now that everyone knows about the "new" 3ds.

dead_pixels1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

I don't see how it's pulling a fast one on anyone. More choices are fine by me, it's not like Reggie is busting in people's doors, kneecapping anyone in an effort to strong arm them out of their money. For anyone who doesn't already on a system or just enjoys collecting a wide variety of LE hardware, more selection is a plus.

PinkEye1189d ago

Not really. They could have simply made a Persona Q version of the "New" 3ds. That way you don't feel like you're buying a slightly outdated system.

dead_pixels1188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )

Why in the world would Nintendo and Atlus release the Persona Q LE hardware alongside a system that likely won't see a stateside release until next spring, rather than the platform it was designed for? In what strange marketing universe does that make even the barest shred of sense? Frankly, I don't believe Nintendo or Atlus care about your delicate feelings being hurt if YOU make the decision to buy the system knowing full well the New 3DS is on the way. If that's the case, then this item isn't for you.

Summons751189d ago

Why announce the new 3DS then announce all these outdated models when you could just make special Super 3DS XLs and faceplates for the s3ds? This seems like a poor way to promote a new version of your system.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1189d ago

Uh it not even announced for the west yet.

Anyone who does buy it is their fault. Nintendo or Atlus aren't going your house or face forcing you or anyone to.

Summons751189d ago

Yet is the keyword but they sure did put a lot of effort into informing and taking interviews western media about all the details on the S3DS which means obviously it's coming out and coming out within the next 6 months.

dead_pixels1189d ago

So, are you saying that nobody should buy a 3DS and enjoy its fantastic library now, because Nintendo may be bringing a new platform to the marketplace in 6-12 months?

Furthermore, it's a simple cosmetic difference. Having a piece of hardware with some slightly different art makes zero impact on if people are going to buy the New 3DS or not when it releases. Again, how are more options a detriment?

Summons751189d ago

It's a few months for japan for the west it could be a few months it could be early 2015 but either way when they announced the new system to the WORLD I literally saw a bunch of morons on several sights complain how they just bought a 3DS or upgraded to the XL...this isn't going to help the ones will poor common sense when they announce two new models when people are already complaining about the new ones coming.

KonsoruMasuta1189d ago

A new 3DS isn't necessary.

It's going to be like the DSi. Sure the exclusive games and enhanced features/performance in games will be nice but a lot of people won't care about them.

Summons751189d ago

The prices for the S3DS are about the same as the current ones, they are probably phasing these models out with the new seeing how devs are going to want to make better games than what they can now plus you can bet if Xenoblade does well on the S3DS that won't be the only Wii game brought over to it Mario Galaxy will most likely go as well. People are going to eat the S3DS up, most gamers are excited for it.

Blank1189d ago

Yes I agree! Its sooo beautiful! :,,) but the ugly is it aint the new 3ds model though but still man I cant resist that design my persona fanboyism is overcoming my will and I may get it anyhow.

SonyPS41189d ago

I want a new 3DS, but I want a New 3DS. Looks cool but really stupid move.

dead_pixels1189d ago

But why should Nintendo or Atlus have to worry about those with "poor common sense" because they choose to buy a platform that's getting an eventual revision? Again, this is simply the same 3DS XL that's been on the market, getting a limited aesthetic overhaul exclusively through GameStop. I fail to see how that is a remotely controversial decision. It's like saying Sega releasing the black Sega Sports edition Dreamcast was somehow responsible for scuttling the system. I just don't get the problem here.

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