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It happened. £159 for all. Still not decided if to keep - gonna mull it over!

What a nightmare trying to get it though. You had to have all three items to get the deal for £159 but nowhere near me had Arzan Legacy. Even home delivery was out of stock. Anyway it just so happened my sisters were going to Chester this morning which was the only place that had it so I asked them to pick it up.

 

Got a £10 Argos voucher too for spending over 100!

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Posted this in the bargains thread but thought I'd post here too:

 

Don't know if this is an 'amazing' deal, but it seems pretty good to me.

 

Nintendo 3ds XL (in any colour) plus Professor Layton and The Arzan Legacy plus Professor Layton and The Miracle Mask for £159.99.

 

Offer ends Tuesday next week.

 

I'm pretty tempted tbh...

 

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1438406.htm#pdpPromotions

 

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It happened. £159 for all. Still not decided if to keep - gonna mull it over!

What a nightmare trying to get it though. You had to have all three items to get the deal for £159 but nowhere near me had Arzan Legacy. Even home delivery was out of stock. Anyway it just so happened my sisters were going to Chester this morning which was the only place that had it so I asked them to pick it up.

 

Got a £10 Argos voucher too for spending over 100!

 

Just ordered it for myself (and good lady wife). It was a nightmare... took us two reservations to realise it didn't work with a delay in stock for one game! Plus the stock seemed to be in constant flux for the 30 mins we were checking it all out!

 

Yay, finally a 3DS...

 

But which (no-Layton) games to get!?

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@Phube tell me about it!

 

The only store near me that had it was about 15 miles away and it was all because of Arzan Legacy being out of stock everywhere!

 

I am selling both the Layton games as it's a series that has never really clicked with me. I enjoyed the first game but quickly grew tired of the 2 after so never bothered with the others.

 

I may keep the newest one and try it out, but Layton games seem to go down in price quite quick so I could pick it up again at a later date should I really wanna play it!

 

Did you both order the black console or the pink? I've opened mine - decided to keep it. Really like the all black XL. Looks very sleek! I was gonna maybe hold off for the Zelda edition XL but the gold inside makes me wanna vom a bit :laughing: so this seems a little better suited!

 

Oh and as a nice bonus the screen on my XL is bright crisp and white! I worried it may have had the yellow tinge but thankfully not!

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It happened. £159 for all. Still not decided if to keep - gonna mull it over!

What a nightmare trying to get it though. You had to have all three items to get the deal for £159 but nowhere near me had Arzan Legacy. Even home delivery was out of stock. Anyway it just so happened my sisters were going to Chester this morning which was the only place that had it so I asked them to pick it up.

 

Got a £10 Argos voucher too for spending over 100!

 

Nice. After reading through this thread, it seems you had a preference for the classic 3DS. I'd be interested to hear your impression on the new screen size and whether you find that the stretched resolution and low PPI bother you in comparison. I'm thinking of switching to the original from the XL for this very reason...

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Nice. After reading through this thread, it seems you had a preference for the classic 3DS. I'd be interested to hear your impression on the new screen size and whether you find that the stretched resolution and low PPI bother you in comparison. I'm thinking of switching to the original from the XL for this very reason...

 

Hey. Yeah I have always preferred the original model really. In terms of materials used etc. the XL does feel like a block of plastic, but it's much better for those with slightly bigger hands or even normal sized hands as it's less cramped than the original.

 

It's all personal preference really. I opted for an XL as I do like that bigger screen - the larger pixels are definitely noticeable, or they are to me as I'm used to using my original model. But after a while you do start to get used to it, and the bigger screen does become a plus.

 

I think I just expected more from the XL than what it actually delivered. It could have been better than what it is IMO, but as it is it's still a very worthy alternative to the original. I hate the word 'upgrade' as it isn't necessarily an upgrade. The only upgrade is the battery.

 

I could have just bought another original model to replace my Peach 3ds but I thought I may as we'll go for an XL as the only colour I was interested in was the all black one and the Argos deal came along.

 

I think if you are interested in an XL then definitely go for it. Maybe get one, see what you think of it in hand, whack a game cart in and play it a while before deciding whether to do a system transfer etc. Probably the best way!

 

I'm really pleased with the XL. I actual really like the bigger screen I have to say. I still hate that damn click to get the screen into place, and I don't like row of start home and select buttons as they're not massively improved over the original, but both consoles had their good and bad points.

 

I'm already not missing the lines on the screen from the original models top screen resting on the bottom one! Damn that was annoying! And for all the gloss of the original that I loved, the fingerprints got damn annoying too.

 

Either way both consoles are great. It's personal preference. I'll always favour the originals appearance over the XL but I am very much enjoying that larger screen after using the smaller one for so long!

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@Phube tell me about it!

 

The only store near me that had it was about 15 miles away and it was all because of Arzan Legacy being out of stock everywhere!

 

I am selling both the Layton games as it's a series that has never really clicked with me. I enjoyed the first game but quickly grew tired of the 2 after so never bothered with the others.

 

I may keep the newest one and try it out, but Layton games seem to go down in price quite quick so I could pick it up again at a later date should I really wanna play it!

 

Did you both order the black console or the pink? I've opened mine - decided to keep it. Really like the all black XL. Looks very sleek! I was gonna maybe hold off for the Zelda edition XL but the gold inside makes me wanna vom a bit :laughing: so this seems a little better suited!

 

Oh and as a nice bonus the screen on my XL is bright crisp and white! I worried it may have had the yellow tinge but thankfully not!

 

We went black! But strangely the Azlan Wardrobe was in everywhere... it was Majora's Mask that was the problen in my closest store?! Luckily it's only a 10 mile detour from work tomorrow to pick them up!

 

My wife LOVES Layton and this is seriously the only way I could convince her to part with the cash because the last two games are 3DS only! :)

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We went black! But strangely the Azlan Wardrobe was in everywhere... it was Majora's Mask that was the problen in my closest store?! Luckily it's only a 10 mile detour from work tomorrow to pick them up!

 

My wife LOVES Layton and this is seriously the only way I could convince her to part with the cash because the last two games are 3DS only! :)

 

Azlan Wardrobe? Majora's Mask?! What games are these you speak of for the 3DS?! :laughing:

 

But cool you're both getting the bundle it's a great price!

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Hey. Yeah I have always preferred the original model really. In terms of materials used etc. the XL does feel like a block of plastic, but it's much better for those with slightly bigger hands or even normal sized hands as it's less cramped than the original.

 

It's all personal preference really. I opted for an XL as I do like that bigger screen - the larger pixels are definitely noticeable, or they are to me as I'm used to using my original model. But after a while you do start to get used to it, and the bigger screen does become a plus.

 

I think I just expected more from the XL than what it actually delivered. It could have been better than what it is IMO, but as it is it's still a very worthy alternative to the original. I hate the word 'upgrade' as it isn't necessarily an upgrade. The only upgrade is the battery.

 

I could have just bought another original model to replace my Peach 3ds but I thought I may as we'll go for an XL as the only colour I was interested in was the all black one and the Argos deal came along.

 

I think if you are interested in an XL then definitely go for it. Maybe get one, see what you think of it in hand, whack a game cart in and play it a while before deciding whether to do a system transfer etc. Probably the best way!

 

I'm really pleased with the XL. I actual really like the bigger screen I have to say. I still hate that damn click to get the screen into place, and I don't like row of start home and select buttons as they're not massively improved over the original, but both consoles had their good and bad points.

 

I'm already not missing the lines on the screen from the original models top screen resting on the bottom one! Damn that was annoying! And for all the gloss of the original that I loved, the fingerprints got damn annoying too.

 

Either way both consoles are great. It's personal preference. I'll always favour the originals appearance over the XL but I am very much enjoying that larger screen after using the smaller one for so long!

 

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I actually have the same XL as you and was wondering whether to switch to the smaller screen for the increase in ppi. I think I'll stick with the XL though, as it only tends to be older games (such as OOT) that suffer from being blown up to the XL's screen proportion. Cheers :)

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Don't worry about the difference in PPI, you won't notice it unless you sit there comparing the 2 screens all the time. You get used to after a time and it becomes normal. Just enjoy the games. :)

 

Welcome to the superior 3DS experience. :)

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Just collected after a NIGHTMARE 2 HOURS (including traffic jams, incorrect reservations, lack of stock and two Argos')!!

 

 

WOOOO...

 

Err now what? I'm updating it but a few questions:

 

1) Can I tranfer my Wii U Profile to my 3DS,

 

2) Can I transfer my Wii U friend list to my 3DS?

 

3) Can I set up multiple users (á la Wii U) i.e. one for my me, one for my wife and one for my daughter?

 

4) Will my finger get stronger because this thing feels damn heavy!?!

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Err now what? I'm updating it but a few questions:

 

1) Can I tranfer my Wii U Profile to my 3DS,

 

2) Can I transfer my Wii U friend list to my 3DS?

 

3) Can I set up multiple users (á la Wii U) i.e. one for my me, one for my wife and one for my daughter?

 

4) Will my finger get stronger because this thing feels damn heavy!?!

 

no, no, no, yes.

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Just collected after a NIGHTMARE 2 HOURS (including traffic jams, incorrect reservations, lack of stock and two Argos')!!

 

 

WOOOO...

 

Err now what? I'm updating it but a few questions:

 

1) Can I tranfer my Wii U Profile to my 3DS,

 

2) Can I transfer my Wii U friend list to my 3DS?

 

3) Can I set up multiple users (á la Wii U) i.e. one for my me, one for my wife and one for my daughter?

 

4) Will my finger get stronger because this thing feels damn heavy!?!

You will be able to share the Nintendo Network ID from your Wii U onto the 3DS, and merge eShop balances from next month, however.

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Just collected after a NIGHTMARE 2 HOURS (including traffic jams, incorrect reservations, lack of stock and two Argos')!!

 

 

WOOOO...

 

Err now what? I'm updating it but a few questions:

 

1) Can I tranfer my Wii U Profile to my 3DS,

 

2) Can I transfer my Wii U friend list to my 3DS?

 

3) Can I set up multiple users (á la Wii U) i.e. one for my me, one for my wife and one for my daughter?

 

4) Will my finger get stronger because this thing feels damn heavy!?!

 

You can transfer your Mii from your 3DS to your Wii U. Can you do it the other way???? I don't know, but think not.

With Nintendo linking NNIDs on both systems, it would be nice if friends' lists were linked, but that might be a headache to resolve. Best wait until the next generation.

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I'm dreading paying rent next month, but the Zelda Gold XL is still preordered from Zavvi. Anyone know how good they are about posting consoles/preorders on time? It says "Expected Dispatch 22/11/13" but I'll be pissed if they only pop it in the post on launch day.

 

Also, if anyone is wanting an original metallic red 3DS I've stuck mine on eBay here!

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I'm dreading paying rent next month, but the Zelda Gold XL is still preordered from Zavvi. Anyone know how good they are about posting consoles/preorders on time? It says "Expected Dispatch 22/11/13" but I'll be pissed if they only pop it in the post on launch day.

 

Also, if anyone is wanting an original metallic red 3DS I've stuck mine on eBay here!

 

I too will be flipping my 3DS on ebay once my Zelda 3DSXL arrives from Shopto, once it arrives i'll put the pikachu one up on ebay

 

Zelda 3DSXL Master race ftw

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Has anyone had their 3DS charger simply stop working out of the blue? It happened a few months ago, so I plugged in older one in and that worked fine. Now that one has stopped working, so I tried the first one and that did the trick?!

 

Anyone experienced this weird issue before?

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Has anyone had their 3DS charger simply stop working out of the blue? It happened a few months ago, so I plugged in older one in and that worked fine. Now that one has stopped working, so I tried the first one and that did the trick?!

 

Anyone experienced this weird issue before?

 

I think one of my old nintendo system chargers did something like this...maybe even my 3DS one yeah. I think I'm on my second cheapy/unofficial one atm; but tbh it's more because I pulled the 3DS/knocked off the cradle whilst on charge with the last two I think, and it mashed the wire up inside so it only works when in a specific sort of position. I definitely recall a similar sense of bafflement as yourself with some variety of DS charger though, never managed to figure out what it was(presumed maybe some sort of short-out trip protection or something).

 

I too will be flipping my 3DS on ebay once my Zelda 3DSXL arrives from Shopto, once it arrives i'll put the pikachu one up on ebay

 

Zelda 3DSXL Master race ftw

 

What is/was your old one?

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Just downloaded Zelda:LBW, fired it up, played through the first 30 mins up to Kalariko village and went to the old guy to turn on the StreetPass function. But, it said my 3DS StreetPass couldn't be selected as I have too many StreetPass titles enabled. I didn't know there was an upper limit to that. So, I went into System settings and had to remove a few older titles to make room for Zelda and future titles. The maximum number of StreetPass titles you can have up and running at any one time is 12.

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Didn't know that myself! No problem with it so far though, so I'm probs cool.

 

In other news I think the pub I was in last night is a spotpass/NintendoZone place, as I've gotten myself not just 10 but....11 streetpasses in my mii plaza! One of them was a bit special though...

 

It's Mr Aonuma! I'd say to pop by your nearest relay if you can guys!

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Didn't know that myself! No problem with it so far though, so I'm probs cool.

 

In other news I think the pub I was in last night is a spotpass/NintendoZone place, as I've gotten myself not just 10 but....11 streetpasses in my mii plaza! One of them was a bit special though...

 

It's Mr Aonuma! I'd say to pop by your nearest relay if you can guys!

 

Yeah I was out and about yesterday, had my 3DS with me - because obviously I don't want to be without Zelda: ALBW - only to find a special appearance from Aonuma when I checked my 3DS upon returning, I was well chuffed! :D

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I'm still gutted that when they fixed mine that I lost Iwata's streetpass from back when MarioKart came out - is there any way to ever get them again?

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Woo Hoo! I never thought I'd ever get any StreetPass action (by virtue of the fact that I drive to work and back and live in my house!).

 

But on the off-chance I took my 3DS XL to Birmingham for the Christmas German Markets (well made my wife carry it in her hand bag, because who's really gonna carry a 3DS XL around!?)

 

And I got 19 hits... and an Anouma! Yaay! It could be quite addictive if I lived in London and commuted to work... but alas this'll be the last time it happens for a good few months (years...) :(

 

EDIT: I didn't know there was a Street Pass Plaza Thread... sorry.

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