The American arm of Nintendo has introduced a new way for consumers to get their hands on a cut-price 3DS.
The NoA site has begun selling refurbished 3DS consoles. Prices start at $119.99 for a standard 3DS and $169.99 for the 3DS XL.
Refurbed DSi's are available for $99.99.
Some Nintendo Products are now available as Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products only from Nintendo,” the official blurb reads. These products have been cleaned, tested, and inspected to meet Nintendo's high standards. They come with our standard one-year warranty – the same as brand new products.
Although Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products may have minor cosmetic blemishes, they are guaranteed to be fully functional. We think you will find the standards for Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products are VERY high.”