Around a third of GAME stores will be opening their doors at midnight tonight to sell Nintendo’s new 3DS and New 3DS XL.
Furthermore, it has also detailed a workaround for those wanting to trade in their old hardware that helps to bypasses the somewhat awkward data transfer requirement that needs both old and new machines present to port across game saves.
Those who buy a new console and keep the receipt are guaranteed to receive the trade-in value offered for seven days after purchase. The scheme essentially mirrors that offered by GameStop in the US, with the one downside being that buyers are required to have access to the full amount up front before receiving their trade-in cash.
GAME is also the only UK retailer offering the New 3DS XL Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Edition version of the console.
“For years, Nintendo has been at the forefront of handheld consoles and we know fans will be excited about the latest developments in 3D gameplay,” GAME category director Charlotte Knight said. “Plus with a range of ways to pay at GAME from trade-in to GAME Reward points, there is something to suit every budget.
“We know our customers are keen to get their hands on the latest technology as soon as possible so we’re excited to announce tonight’s midnight openings.”
The following stores will be opening just before midnight tonight:
Manchester (Trafford Centre)
Bristol (Cribbs Causeway)
Glasgow the Fort
Manchester (The Fort)
Leicester the Shires
Plymouth (Drake Circus)
Leeds Headrow Centre
Stratford upon Avon
Bournemouth Castle Point
Bury the Rock
Newcastle under Lyme
Liverpool Lord Street
Welwyn Garden City
Isle of Wight
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