Yet another iteration of the Nintendo DS – Super NES Edition!

Ah, another version of the timeless Nintendo DS. I wonder if anyone over at Nintendo has ever head the expression “whipping a dead horse.”? In case they are wondering. please see below as defined by my friends at Wikipedia:

Flogging a dead horse (alternatively beating a dead horse, or beating a dead dog in some parts of the Anglophone world) is an idiom that means to continue a particular endeavor that is a waste of time as the outcome is already decided.

This time around the folks at Nintendo will be offering a “NEW” 3DS XL that resembles a retro Super NES case. According to the product specifications:

  • The New  3DS XL system combines next-generation portable gaming
  • The New 3DS XL system plays all Nintendo DS games. Nintendo DS games will not appear in 3D.
  • AC adapter sold separately. New  3DS XL uses the same AC adapter as the  DSi, 3DS and 2DS systems.
  • 3D Mode recommended for Ages 7+
  • Includes download code for Super Mario Kart (Super NES).

PRICE $199.99 at Amazon.

I guess if you are a DS collector, need to replace a broken DS or finally jumping into the realm of Nintendo DS this is not such a bad purchase or gaming platform. However keep in mind that the Nintendo DS has been on the market in some form or another since 2004! That makes it a 13 year old gaming platform that has had a few updates along the way. The DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, 3DS, 3DSXL etc etc.. The most recent iteration of the system is 100% backward compatible with all DS games so at least if you are upgrading you don’t have to re-purchase all your favorite PokeMon titles!

At the current time there are over 1860 games available for the DS platform!

The Super NES Edition 3DS XL is currently available at amazon for pre-order $199.99 with a ship date of November 27th


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