Amazon Reinstates Nintendo 3DS Tradein Offer

Users can trade-in their old Nintendo DSi XL handheld consoles at Amazon in exchange for vouchers which can be redeemed against the new 3DS gaming device.

The trade-in page, which can be found here, offers five options, all of them worth £72 or around £115 less than what the 3DS will cost you at Amazon; You will need to have (or open) an Amazon account.

Amazon states that trade-in items - which can be sent in for free - "must match the exact version displayed in the Amazon Trade-In Store" and must include all original accessories like "all cables, controllers, bundled media, memory cards, hard drives and batteries etc" (ed : does that mean the original box and manuals as well?).

More importantly for those sending anything, Amazon may not return them if they are damaged, are shipped from outside the UK or do not match the items on the trade-in-list.

The Nintendo 3DS is already the most popular gaming device on sale at Amazon where it costs as little as £187 and trends as the second best selling item in the PC & Video games section but still lags behind the Xbox 360 250GB when it comes to the most purchased gaming console since the beginning of the year.