How to Get a Nintendo 3DS for Only $100


The Nintendo 3DS has dropped in price from $250 to $170, effective today. But there’s actually a way you can get one at an even cheaper price. All’s you need is an old Nintendo DS system you want to get rid of.

GameStop has two trade-in deals available, one for regular customers and one for PowerUp Rewards Pro members.

Between Friday, August 12 and Sunday, August 14, PowerUp Rewards Pro members (membership costs $15) can trade in an old DS Lite, DSi or DSi XL for an instant $70 credit, bringing the total price down to just $99.99. A printable coupon will be made available in member accounts under ‘Active Offers’.

For non-PowerUp members, GameStop has a tiered trade-in offer reducing the price in intervals depending on which previous DS model you own. If you trade in a DSi XL, you’ll get your new 3DS for $99.99. If you trade in a DSi, you’ll get the 3DS for $109.99. If you trade in a DS Lite, you’ll get the 3DS for $119.99. And if you trade in an old DS ‘fat’, you’ll shave the price down to $129.99. Unlike the PowerUp Rewards deal, this trade-in will be available for a month, from 8/12/11 – 9/11/11.


GameStop is also ringing in the 3DS price cut with a $10 discount on a wide selection of games. Solid games like Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars, Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions, Dream Trigger 3D and Rabbids Travel in Time 3D can now be had for $30 or less. Check GameStop’s 3DS page for more game bargains.

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