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Cheapest Nintendo 3DS Yet : Tesco To Sell Console From £165?

Supermarket chain Tesco will sell the Nintendo 3DS for £175 from midnight today, down from £197 but many have reported that this price can be reduced by another £10 to a £165 (excluding delivery) by using the code TDX-KMAW if the deal is available online.

Customers may be looking a potential saving of up to £65 from the full retail price and £32 of Tesco's own current list price of £197 (opens in new tab).

Unfortunately you will have to buy a Nintendo 3DS game (which cost at least £34.90) in order to benefit from the price. Even then, in the worse case scenario, you're looking at a £209.90 bill or just under £200 should the voucher work.

Failing that, you can always buy the Nintendo 3DS from Amazon for £207 and get a free screen protector, a free case and a free game out of a selection offered online (opens in new tab).

MCV UK which first reported the news this earlier during the day (opens in new tab), couldn't help but notice that the retail market has been very competitive over the console pricing, something that is quite uncommon.

The Nintendo 3DS was first announced back in March 2010 and was released in Japan in February 2011. It is the only mainstream mobile gaming console that can deliver 3D gaming without any glasses.

It is backward compatible with the existing DS game catalogue and Nintendo has confirmed that it has managed to sell its entire initial stock of 400,000 units within days.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.