Nintendo’s US online store is selling refurbished handheld consoles.
DS and 3DS units with ‘minor blemishes’ are available to buy directly from the firm at a slightly reduced price.
It’s similar to Apple’s refurbished store, which sells Macs, iPads, iPhones – often ex-models – at more affordable prices.
And like the Apple store, Nintendo is offering a full year’s warranty on the products.
There are currently no plans to offer the same service in the UK and Europe at this time, a Nintendo rep told MCV.