Nintendo is currently struggling to get back on the market after a very hard financial year. In order to do that, Nintendo America has started a new program in which they sell Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products.
This means that you can get refurbished consoles straight from Nintendo, a 3DS being $119.99+ and $169.99+ for the XL version.
“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.”
This is the best way to get yourself a new console, which comes with an one-year warranty. And if your console brokes, you will get a new one. So it’s kinda a great deal.