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#1 +InsaneNutter

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 10:54

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.




#2 Jose_49

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:03

Yup. Very disappointing

http://www.nintendow...p?topic=38614.0



#3 UseLess

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:10

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.



#4 notuptome2004

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:27

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

 

 

http://www.gamestop....m-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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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:35

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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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:41

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



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:45

 

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

 

 

http://www.gamestop....m-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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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:49

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’t have a charger
A: Nintendo 3DS XL consoles do not come with a charger as standard. To find out more about where to get hold of a charger for your Nintendo 3DS XL, read below

 

Source



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:03

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



#10 DoDonpachi

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:14

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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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:48

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



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:52

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:



#13 Andrew

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 13:41

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.



#14 UseLess

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 12:44

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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Posted 26 December 2013 - 03:21

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.