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Flame Red 3DS variants

Turns out the Flame Red 3DS included with that Super Mario 3D Land bundle is different from the one released on its own! As pictured in this photoset by manderpants, the bundle version lacks the silver bar around the cartridge slot, isn’t as reflective, and is just plain a different color.

It doesn’t even have the three-tone layering effect! I thought that was a 3DS signature look.

Anyway, it’s a little different. Sorry, collectors…

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Nintendo 3DS + Super Mario 3D Land's Black Friday bundle. The system, which comes with a pre-installed copy for one of the best games released last year, is priced at $170 — not bad since that's how much the handheld usually costs alone, and the game typically sells for $40.
Of course, if you visit this site on the reg and don’t already have a 3DS plus a copy of Super Mario 3D Land, I wonder where we went wrong…
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Nintendo 3DS + Super Mario 3D Land's Black Friday bundle. The system, which comes with a pre-installed copy for one of the best games released last year, is priced at $170 — not bad since that's how much the handheld usually costs alone, and the game typically sells for $40.

Of course, if you visit this site on the reg and don’t already have a 3DS plus a copy of Super Mario 3D Land, I wonder where we went wrong…

Buy: Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL consoles
See also: More 3DS bundle news

Flame Red 3DS coming to U.S. on Sep. 9

Fans of the Virtual Boy color scheme, rejoice! The Flame Red Nintendo 3DS (known as “Flare Red” in Japan) is coming to North America on September 9, the same day Star Fox 64 3D ships. Now where’s my Purple 3DS?

This system will of course benefit from the same $169.99 markdown the Cosmo Black and Aqua Blue systems will receive in a couple days — or are already enjoying, if you’re shopping at Walmart, which dropped its prices early.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime offered this groan-inducing pun in the company’s press release for the new edition today: “Nintendo 3DS is poised to be on fire for the holidays, with its new suggested retail price, great games and our new Flame Red color.”

Preorder: Flame Red Nintendo 3DS, other 3DS colors

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[Image via Jin115]