Best Buy Discounts 3DS XL, Fire Emblem Awakening, and More

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

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Fire Emblem Awakening character art

Those of you in the United States who plan on getting a Nintendo 3DS XL or a game or two may want to think about shopping at Best Buy sometime this week. The retailer is currently having a sale on the supersized handheld, plus a number of quality 3DS games. And you better act quick, because these deals won’t last forever.

At Best Buy, both red and blue Nintendo 3DS XL models are selling for $179.99. A good chunk of Nintendo-published titles are on sale at $29.99—including Fire Emblem Awakening (physical only), which is a steal, if you ask me. There are also titles priced at $24.99 or less. Below are some of the games on sale:

Best Buy seems to be on a roll with these sales, especially on those Nintendo-published games. This looks like a very good week for people who wish to pay a little less for Fire Emblem Awakening when compared to its normal retail price, as well as Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, which one of our reviewers enjoyed.

So what will you be buying after looking at these deals? Personally, I’m looking forward to Style Savvy: Trendsetters because the demo was so addicting.

Share your thoughts below!


About Andy Na

Andy was a member at Operation Rainfall since the beginning of its campaigning days. Though something of a troublemaker at the time, he now contributes to Operation Rainfall and shares his love for all things gaming and the visual arts. His favorite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Kid Icarus Uprising, and No More Heroes. Andy currently holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema, which he uses to pursue filmmaking.

  • handsomejack47

    $30 for FE: Awakening? Don’t mind if I do.

    • cscotch

      Dude, it is SO worth it. 10/10 would recommend.

    • handsomejack47

      Oh, I already have the digital copy. I’ve been looking into buying the physical copy because a part of me is still angry that I don’t have the cartridge and that it took almost a full month before stores got proper shipments of the game. Nintendo botched the launch of it, and hard.
      That being said, I’m looking for people that can step up to my team, especially since my character is now valued at 86k gold.

    • MagmarFire


  • That’s some pretty nice prices. Too bad I don’t live near a Best Buy.

    • smacd

      You can order them online. At least assuming you live in the US.

  • smacd

    I’d really like to grab Mario 3D Land and maybe Mario Kart 7, especially since the price of first party games almost never go down. But I think I should hold off for now, since I’m changing jobs next week and will be without a paycheck for a month.

  • TrueWiiMaster

    Too bad the Fire Emblem sale doesn’t apply to the digital copy. They already ran out of hard copies online. Besides, for some odd reason, I really want to Fire Emblem digitally…