Amazon is now stocking the Nintendo 3DS XL, a month after the handheld original release on August 19th, though it still is not selling the regular-sized 3DS.
Amazon is now stocking the Nintendo 3DS XL, a month after the handheld's original release in North America, though the retail site is still not selling the regular-sized 3DS.
Since its launch on August 19th, the 3DS XL has not been stocked by Amazon. The retailer told those looking to pre-order that they were "awaiting confirmation on supply." Amazon stopped carrying the Nintendo 3DS in 2011, though both the 3DS and 3DS XL are available through third-party sellers.
It became evident something curious was going on between the retailer and game giant when Amazon US sent customers an email stating they were not taking pre-orders for the Wii U. At the time the site stocked over 30 Wii U titles and the console's Pro Controller, but could not provide Polygon with any information regarding if or when the hardware would become available.
Nintendo's newest hardware has since been opened for pre-orders on Amazon UK, but there is still no word on its North American availability. Potential buyers can still try their luck at GameStop and Best Buy.
Polygon has reached out to Nintendo and Amazon regarding the listing and absence of the 3DS and Wii U, and will update this story with more information as we have it.