GAME announces new 3DS midnight openings and data transfer workaround for buyers

Ben Parfitt
GAME announces new 3DS midnight openings and data transfer workaround for buyers

Around a third of GAME stores will be opening their doors at midnight tonight to sell Nintendo's new 3DS and New 3DS XL.

Furthermore, it has also detailed a workaround for those wanting to trade in their old hardware that helps to bypasses the somewhat awkward data transfer requirement that needs both old and new machines present to port across game saves.

Those who buy a new console and keep the receipt are guaranteed to receive the trade-in value offered for seven days after purchase. The scheme essentially mirrors that offered by GameStop in the US, with the one downside being that buyers are required to have access to the full amount up front before receiving their trade-in cash.

GAME is also the only UK retailer offering the New 3DS XL Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Edition version of the console.

For years, Nintendo has been at the forefront of handheld consoles and we know fans will be excited about the latest developments in 3D gameplay,” GAME category director Charlotte Knight said. Plus with a range of ways to pay at GAME from trade-in to GAME Reward points, there is something to suit every budget.

We know our customers are keen to get their hands on the latest technology as soon as possible so we're excited to announce tonight's midnight openings.”

The following stores will be opening just before midnight tonight:

High Wycombe
Glasgow
Preston
Leicester
Ipswich
Harlow
Lincoln
Milton Keynes
Stockport
Carlisle
Manchester (Trafford Centre)
Barnstaple
Bristol (Cribbs Causeway)
Burnley
Belfast (Abbey)
Halifax
Newbury
Sutton
Enfield
Staines
Newtownards
Mansfield (Outlet)
Glasgow the Fort
Manchester (The Fort)
Talbot Green
Leicester the Shires
Doncaster
Manchester (Denton)
Plymouth (Drake Circus)
Preston Deepdale
Cambridge
Leeds Headrow Centre
Stratford upon Avon
Bournemouth Castle Point
Bury the Rock
Wakefield
Chichester
Crawley
Lisburn
Swindon
Bath Southgate
Sheffield Fargate
Manchester (Arndale)
East Kilbride
Luton
Stevenage forum
Kingston
Uxbridge
Newcastle
Poole
Norwich
Belfast
Middlesbrough
Chester
Portsmouth
Wigan
Bolton
Nottingham (Victoria)
Mansfield
Londonderry
Douglas
Livingston
Bedford
Basingstoke
Dumfries
Hereford
Aldershot
Aberystwyth
Bullring
Craigavon
Accrington
Brentwood
Nottingham
Ipswich
Birkenhead
Lincoln
Chesterfield
Lancaster
Bradford DS
Glasgow
Slough
Bristol Broadmead
Rotherham
Chorley
Hanley
Lewisham
Carlisle
Newcastle under Lyme
Pontypridd
Stirling
Blackpool
Crewe
Bracknell
Liverpool Lord Street
Oldham
Welwyn Garden City
Morecambe
Falkirk
Canterbury
Isle of Wight
High Wycombe
Glasgow
Preston
Leicester

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