Target may drain a critical $40 from the Pikachu 3DS XL's suggested retail price to sell the electric yellow portable at a reduced $159.99. That's according to this ad for Target's March 24-30 deals
, as posted by regular deals contributor bainbridge's stache on the Blu-ray forum
. The ad says the $159.99 price applies to the blue, red, and pink 3DS XLs as well.
Yesterday, Nintendo announced
a North American arrival for the Pikachu 3DS XL on March 24 at $199.99, but if this is accurate then interested dealmongers should aim squarely towards Target next weekend, and not just for the 3DS XL. If you'd much prefer a regular portion, the original 3DS is also listed for a chunky price cut, going down to just $129.99.
If you've been holding out on the 3DS bandwagon, then next week - which delivers the likes of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
- looks set to be a great time to get on board, not just because of this apparent deal, but because of Nintendo's enticing freebie offer.
Register a 3DS XL with one of the new Mystery Dungeon or Luigi's Mansion games before April 30, and you'll receive a gift download code for another 3DS game - neat, huh? The available gifts are Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Star Fox 64 3D, Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive, and Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!