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The Nintendo 3DS XL does not include a charger?

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Recently i was looking at getting an Nintendo 3DS XL for Christmas and was really surprised to find out you don't get a charger with it!

I can't understand why something so essential would not be included?, i mean its not like the console is solar powered or anything...

 

From what i've read on-line Nintendo expect you to have a charger from a previous DS console? Well yes I have a DS Lite charger, which according to the internet is incompatible with the 3DS XL anyway... Luckily i knew this from reading reviews before buying the 3DS XL, i just wonder how many people are going to get a 3DS XL this Christmas and not be able to use it?

 

On Amazon the very last paragraph after a massive description states "An AC adapter is not included with the Nintendo 3DS, but can be purchased separately.", hardly very prominent for something i would consider vital information.

 

Nintendo have had some great innovations over the years, however i've always thought Nintendo have made some really silly decisions too... this been the latest i'll probably never understand the point of.

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Haha what?! Not including a charger must be some sad joke...I mean...what?! Do you see any of the other companies saying anything like "Oh you should have a charger from your last phone, so we're not giving you one". That is just a silly argument - it means they're only trying to sell to existing customers and not expanding their customer base. I am sorry to say, Nintendo has really lost the plot and they're going to go the way of RIM and the dinosaurs...for different reasons, but dead is still dead.

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not sure  why this is an issue when it is not because all #DXLs come with AC adapter  

 

 

http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/consoles/nintendo-3ds-xl-mario-luigi-dream-team-bundle/112588

 

 

What's Included:
  • Nintendo 3DS XL system
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Pre-Installed
  • Nintendo 3DS XL AC adapter  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
  • Nintendo 3DS XL stylus
  • SDHC Memory Card (4GB)
  • AR Cards (view the cards using the outer cameras to play supported AR games)
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • Operations Manual (including warranty)

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Haha what?! Not including a charger must be some sad joke...I mean...what?! Do you see any of the other companies saying anything like "Oh you should have a charger from your last phone, so we're not giving you one". That is just a silly argument - it means they're only trying to sell to existing customers and not expanding their customer base. I am sorry to say, Nintendo has really lost the plot and they're going to go the way of RIM and the dinosaurs...for different reasons, but dead is still dead.

 

If you really believe that Nintendo is going to die anytime soon... Then you're doing a good job at matching your name with your post.

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My Zelda Link Between Worlds edition came with a charger?  How can it not!?

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not sure  why this is an issue when it is not because all #DXLs come with AC adapter  

 

 

http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/consoles/nintendo-3ds-xl-mario-luigi-dream-team-bundle/112588

 

 

What's Included:
  • Nintendo 3DS XL system
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Pre-Installed
  • Nintendo 3DS XL AC adapter  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
  • Nintendo 3DS XL stylus
  • SDHC Memory Card (4GB)
  • AR Cards (view the cards using the outer cameras to play supported AR games)
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • Operations Manual (including warranty)

 

It doesn't come with one in all regions. Also some regions include the USB charger cable, and some don't.

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My Zelda Link Between Worlds edition came with a charger?  How can it not!?

Strange, it must vary between region then, the ones i've seen on sale here in the UK certainly don't include an AC adaptor.

Amazon.com - Lists an AC adaptor as been included in the box

Amazon.co.uk - "An AC adapter is not included with the Nintendo 3DS, but can be purchased separately"

 

Even the Nintendo Service Center UK website states:

 

Q: My Nintendo 3DS XL doesn

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Whatever argument is put forward, not including something as necessary as a charger is a terrible move!

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Whatever argument is put forward, not including something as necessary as a charger is a terrible move!

Agreed :/

 

It's like purchasing an Xbox 360 and Microsoft going "we didn't include a power brick with this console revision, your last 360 probably had an RRoD so you already have one"

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Mine definitely came with a charger. Which region doesn't have one?

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Agreed :/

 

It's like purchasing an Xbox 360 and Microsoft going "we didn't include a power brick with this console revision, your last 360 probably had an RRoD so you already have one that doesn't fit anyway, because ######."

Fixed. :laugh:

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The charger isn't included in EU or JP. Only NA gets it in the box.

 

What really annoyed me is they changed the port when designing the Wii U, so you can't even use a gamepad charger for the 3DS.

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If you really believe that Nintendo is going to die anytime soon... Then you're doing a good job at matching your name with your post.

 

To be short, Wii U sales are not looking too healthy and their revenue is on a significant and steady decline.

 

On topic. Interesting to see why they did not include it for the EU...perhaps because the EU has rationalized phone chargers, is looking to do the same for laptops, and Nintendo fears they may force consoles/handhelds to do the same?

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For some reason Nintendo thinks you will already own a 3DS in JP and EU and have the charger available and will own units for some reason.  Thankfully here in NA it came with it, as I haven't owned a DS since the original DS.  Seems kind of silly as some people will be buying something like this for the first time.

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Seems silly to not even include at least a simple USB cable to charge with.  I'm certain that the ones around here come with one, but others have said that in North America they do.

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I feel as though this was a crazy move by Nintendo. Not including a charger simply isn't something that's done.

 

What's next, second analog stick sold separately? Oh wait...

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What's next, second analog stick sold separately? Oh wait...

Barely any games use the Circle pad pro anyways. Also, if the 3DS did come with a second analog stick built in, where would it go? The design is compact as it is and it takes the layout base on it's predecessors.

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I got a 3DS XL about a month ago and it came with a charger.

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Pretty cocky to not include a charger because you are comfortable with how many DS users are upgrading.

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Yeah it is ######ing annoying that it isn't included. I picked up a 3DS XL a few months back and was annoyed I had to buy the charger for

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Yeah it is ****ing annoying that it isn't included. I picked up a 3DS XL a few months back and was annoyed I had to buy the charger for

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I'm in two frames of mind about this, it really should come with one. It's an essential part of the console and it isn't even clearly stated on the front of the box that the charger isn't included. At the same time though, if the charger was included they'd just have put the price up to include it and we'd be none the wiser, people complain that it costs more but that's only because you see what you're paying for it and I suppose for people that do already have a compatible charger it's a small saving. In general though I think it really should be included, I was never told it didn't come with one and in April when I got a 3DS I got home eager to play only to find I'd need to wait till the next day to go back to the shop and buy a charger :(

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I'm in two frames of mind about this, it really should come with one. It's an essential part of the console and it isn't even clearly stated on the front of the box that the charger isn't included. At the same time though, if the charger was included they'd just have put the price up to include it and we'd be none the wiser, people complain that it costs more but that's only because you see what you're paying for it and I suppose for people that do already have a compatible charger it's a small saving. In general though I think it really should be included, I was never told it didn't come with one and in April when I got a 3DS I got home eager to play only to find I'd need to wait till the next day to go back to the shop and buy a charger :(

 

 

I doubt not including a charger saves all that much money. They are selling them @ a cost of 7 pounds (~13 AUD, ~ 11.50USD), that is an incredible price hike. If they were manufacturing them in bulk and including them it would cost very little to produce them.

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I doubt not including a charger saves all that much money. They are selling them @ a cost of 7 pounds (~13 AUD, ~ 11.50USD), that is an incredible price hike. If they were manufacturing them in bulk and including them it would cost very little to produce them.

 

I know, that's why I said "small saving".

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