Nintendo holiday deals 2016: 3DS consoles, gaming accesories, starter packs and more


Now is a great time to be a Nintendo fan. Although most retailers have quietly scaled back on the type of jaw-dropping savings found on Black Friday, there are still tons of deals being offered up online if shoppers know where to look. 

Gamers can find discounts on a variety of hot consoles, like the limited-time-only 3DS and an impressive lineup of newly released titles, while supplies last. 

Here's a rundown of the best Nintendo savings available and where you can find them: 

Editor's note: Prices and product availability are subject to change throughout the holidays.

Nintendo 3DS XL: $174.99 ($25 off)


Right now you can score the 3DS XL console for only $174.99 from GameStop or Best Buy. The upgraded system comes with tons of improved features, like amiibo support, head-tracking technology that adjusts images based your on your viewing angle and a bigger screen so players can see every move and video command clearly.

Video games: Buy one, get one 40% off

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If you're looking to upgrade your video game collection set your sights on Best Buy's BOGO promotion. Shoppers who purchase one Wii U or Nintendo 3DS game can nab a second one of equal or lesser value at 40% off.  The company's gaming library includes newly released titles like Mario Party Star Rush (Nintendo 3DS), Minecraft (Wii U Edition) and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 3DS).

Video games: 3DS titles ($10 off)


For one-off deals there's no better deal then what's being offered by Target.The discount store is offering up $10 off its roster of best-selling games, which include Super Smash Bros, Kirby: Planet Robobot and Mario Kart 7. Shoppers can also find pop-up discounts on select accessories and bundles, although availability and price may change throughout the holidays. 

Video games: Wii U titles and starter packs (start at $20 off)


Not content to just slash prices on popular 3DS games, Target is also deeply discounting its Wii U offerings. Lego Dimensions and Skylander Imaginators starter packs will retail for $29.99 and $39.99, respectively, while individual games are as low as $38.99.

New Nintendo 3DS: $204 (total savings not available)


It's not too late to get your hands on the new Nintendo 3DS Super Mario. Leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday the limited-edition handheld game was reduced to $99, but these days you still take home the device for a more reasonable $204 via Amazon.  

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