The big Nintendo news on Amazon Prime Day this year was a Switch bundle, so you may have overlooked an equally good (if not better) deal on another Nintendo product: the New Nintendo 3DS XL SNES Edition. Today, however, that deal is coming back. You can get the retro-inspired handheld console for $50 off as part of Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day.
The New Nintendo 3DS XL SNES Edition is a long name, but it’s a pretty sweet-looking little device. Originally released only in Europe, it came to the U.S. last year as an Amazon exclusive. That version comes with with an updated design and a download code for the classic SNES game Super Mario Kart. (Whether or not Rainbow Road is easier on a handheld device is up for debate.)
The NES Classic outsold every other gaming console including Switch, PS4 and Xbox when it was re-released in June, proving that nostalgia-based hardware is working for Nintendo. This SNES-inspired 3DS is the best of both worlds — you get the look of a retro console but the ability to play new games as they’re released.
MSRP on the 3DS XL SNES Edition is $199.99, but you can grab it while supplies last today at Amazon Gold Box for $149.99. Might we recommend spending some of the cash you saved on WarioWare Gold?