Nintendo started to offer refurbished versions of some of its popular handhelds, the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi XL, just a few months ago allowing budget-minded gamers the ability to save a few bucks while they get to enjoy their hobby of choice. It looks like their refurbished program has gone well enough that the company is now starting to offer refurbished 3DS XL and 3DS memory cards for sale.
Nintendo of America is making its refurbished 3DS XLs available for $170 each, which is a $29 discount when compared to a new handheld. Refurbished 3DS memory cards can be purchased for $13, which is a pretty good price considering there isn’t much that can go wrong with an SD card.
If you’re concerned Nintendo’s refurbished goods will crap out on you within days of your purchase, you should know Authentic Nintendo Refurbished products come with a one-year warranty as the company sets their refurbished devices to meet some very high standards. The only thing you would need to worry about is the device’s physical appearance, as Nintendo’s refurbished products may or may not have a few scratches or other cosmetic blemishes. Keep in mind your refurbished 3DS XL may have been owned by a child, so keep that in mind as they tend to not care so much as to what their toys look like after they’re used.