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Ebay Prices Soaring For Newly Announced Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

by Mike Futter on Jan 14, 2015 at 05:38 AM

It doesn’t come with an AC adapter and it retails for $199.99, or it will when it’s released on February 13. In fact, the Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL doesn’t even come with the game upon which the aesthetic is based, but these pre-orders are selling for more than double what you would pay in a store.

This morning, the Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL went on sale and, in a matter of minutes, was sold out from retailers online. After our recent report on gray market Amiibo prices, it’s not a surprise to find out that scalpers are taking advantage here, too.

Ebay completed auction listings show units selling for as much as $500, with a number in mid-$400 range. Given that it’s as yet unclear how much stock each retailer will have, these prices may yet fluctuate.

It’s not inconceivable to think that this limited version of the new hardware might increase in price as we grow closer to the February 13 release date. Retailers still seem to have stock of the New Black and New Red colors, which are otherwise identical to the Majora’s Mask edition.

For more on the New 3DS, check out our coverage from this morning’s Nintendo Direct. You can also see some of the added functionality that the NFC support brings to Project S.T.E.A.M.

[Source: eBay]

 

Our Take
While this is certainly an attractive version of Nintendo’s latest hardware, I don’t understand why anyone would choose to pay more than double for it. We know that Nintendo will release more limited decorations, and maybe even one with a Zelda theme. This one is just moving quickly because the hardware is brand new.