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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Black Friday: Get the Splatoon-Super Smash Bros. Wii U Bundle

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - It's the best Wii U deal I've ever seen.

It's time for the holiday season to begin. According to Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime,
"Wii U has something for everyone leading us into the holidays. If you're still waiting to jump in, or looking for a great gift this season, keep an eye out for a new Wii U bundle this holiday. Featuring not just Super Smash Bros. For Wii U but also the surprise hit of the year: Splatoon."

Then he immediately follows,
"Also, be on the look out for some great deals on the original Nintendo 3DS XL system. If either of those strikes your fancy, be ready come Black Friday."
While according to our awesome feedback (and thanks for filling it out — and if you still haven't taken the KoopaTV Feedback Form Part I along with the KoopaTV Quiz Part I, what are you waiting for?! It's fun and rewarding!), the majority of y'all have a Wii U and pretty much everyone already has a Nintendo 3DS, if you DON'T own them or you want to give a very good gift, here's your best chance ever.

Smash Splat Special Edition Deluxe Set Nintendo Black Friday Wii U bundle Splatoon Super Smash Bros. $250
"Smash Splat Special Edition Deluxe Set" starting at $249.00! Not even $249.99!

You can see more awesome Nintendo deals at Nintendo's special happy holidays deals page. The only reservation I'd have with this is you don't get the cool GameCube controller stuff with it.

Maybe I should use this chance to get some kind of replacement Nintendo 3DS system for my current defective disaster that is now preventing me from actually enjoying new games coming out? ("Replace your broken 3DS with a newer 3DS that might also break!" isn't a good sales pitch. I've heard people say that's how the PlayStation 2 sold so much, and I used to be able to point to my indestructible Nintendo systems and laugh at them.)

Nintendo also has these eShop-based sales right now. They all seem underwhelming, but right now Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is 33% off at only $20. That's a bigger sale than eight months ago where it was only 25% off! Get it on your Nintendo 3DS if you haven't already.

One more observation, from Nintendo's deals page featuring a bunch of retailers:

Black Friday 2015 Nintendo games Wii U 3DS deals
More great deals, but look at the unique-ness of the centre.

That's right: There is consistency and continuity! We reported in our actual thematic Thanksgiving article a month ago that GameStop would be closed on Thanksgiving (11/26/2015). Meanwhile, every other retailer on that page has their deals starting today! So it looks like GameStop is staying true to their world, and is the only retailer to do so.

By the way, the Target deal on the lower-left really does say 11/26/18-11/28/18.

Target save $20 on New Nintendo 3DS XL Black Friday 2018 deal typo error
Oh boy! I can't wait!

Ludwig doesn't know if he'll buy anything videogame related in the upcoming days. Maybe Nintendo's repair service will be giving discounts. Or it'll just be closed. Whatever.

Ludwig does make a Black Friday purchase: A New Nintendo 3DS XL!
Looks like Ace Attorney Trilogy has another 33% off sale, for Christmas.
Looks like they gave up on Wii U deals for Black Friday 2016, opting for a New Nintendo 3DS for $99.99.


  1. Well Nintendo Life is considered a good source by you so have you looked at this yet?

    1. no

      "amiibo figures (various) - $12.99 (GameStop)"

      I like how MSRP is a "deal" though.

  2. Good guy Gamestop lets employees be with their families on Thanksgiving. :)

    So Target is advertising for 2018... meanwhile, CVS announced its Xbox One deals with a picture of the original Xbox.

    1. Actually, it looks like they're only selling Xbox Live subscriptions, but decided to put a picture of the console in to demonstrate.

    2. That's a lot lamer.

      Though I want those Reese's. (The page you linked to is the best one.)

  3. Ahhh, Black Friday deals... I've never actually gone to Black Friday in my life, maybe I might give it a shot today. In other news, Splatoon and Smash players will have to deal with a ton of newbies. Can't wait.

    1. I'm happy about the Splatoon newbies, considering how terrible I am in that game compared to everyone else nowadays. Maybe I should use "pro" weapons and not the Splattershot Jr.

      If you haven't gone to the store yet you probably won't have any parking/inventory/space to walk now. But feel free to try it out and give your adventures.

  4. The best deal I've seen is at H-E-B Plus. The New 3DS XL is on sale for $149 and you even get a free game of your choice with it. Unfortunately, they're only in Texas.

    1. And only 4 available.

      ...That's a super scrumptious deal though.
      "BUY NINTENDO 3DS XL BUNDLE" looks like they even didn't know what this "NEW" crap meant though. lol

    2. That may be true. However, many stores, such as Walmart, will match the price with local competitors.

    3. "And you won’t do all your shopping online." Screw that sentence that's exactly what I'm trying to do.

      Anyway, I find it hard to believe that SEARS is on that list. Their whole business model is being OVERpriced!


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