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HMV Offering £200 Credit For Nintendo 3DS Console

HMV is offering to exchange your Nintendo 3DS console for as much as £200 in credit instore if you trade in before the 7th of April, this Thursday.

The offer is significantly better (opens in new tab) than Computer Exchange (up to £165 in instore credit) or Game (up to £190 trade-in credit).

By law however, HMV is obligated to refund unwanted items that are returned within a certain period, 21 days for online and 28 days for purchases made in any HMV UK retail stores.

The portable 3D gaming console was only launched two weeks ago and is already the best selling gaming platform for 2011 at Amazon ahead of the Xbox 360 250GB console despite being on the market for only a few days and costing nearly £200.

More than 113,000 3DS have sold in the UK on launch with an additional 190,000 units sold across Europe in the first 48 hours.

It comes with a 3.5-inch 3D screen that doesn't require any 3D glasses, a smaller, secondary normal screen, a 2GB SD memory card, two rear cameras that can take photos in 3D and a front facing one as well.

The retailer, which has announced that it will put the Waterstone's chain of booksellers for sale, also released an Android App for those looking to trade in games or consoles albeit from the current generation.

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 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.