We know there are many of you who are eyeing some of Nintendo’s recently announced Nintendo 3DS bundles that either feature an exclusive Animal Crossing: New Leaf design or Luigi-themed design. We also know spending hundreds of dollars for a handheld gaming device may not be something you could afford right now, which is why Nintendo has started to sell pre-owned Nintendo 3DS and DSi XL handhelds in its North American online store.

The “authentic Nintendo refurbished products” may feature some “minor cosmetic blemishes,” but Nintendo will provide a one-year warranty with these devices and guarantee them to be technically fully functional as they’ve been “cleaned, tested and inspected to meet Nintendo’s high standards.” The prices for the handhelds are certainly in a range most budget-minded customers could appreciate as Nintendo offers a Metallic Rose or Midnight Blue DSi XL for $99, while $169 will get you an Aqua Blue or Midnight Purple 3DS along with a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

Fortunately for us, the refurbished Nintendo handhelds are exclusive to Nintendo of America, so if you’ve been considering buying a second Nintendo 3DS or your first one, this would be the best year to do so considering how much great content is being released for the 3DS this year.

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