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ShopTo and Zavvi are the first two online retailers out of the gates to pin a price on the 3DS XL - but there's a whopping £40 difference between the firms' asking prices.

ShopTo has the blue & black, red & black and silver & black units available to pre-order at £179.84 each.

Meanwhile, rival retailer Zavvi has each of the units listed at £209.95.

Update: Play.com is also taking pre-orders, asking customers for £179.99.

Nintendo of America set the North American price of the 3DS XL at $199.99 during its announcement earlier this morning.

Nintendo Europe, however, said that it would be up to retailers to set a UK price.

The 3DS currently retails at around £120.

ShopTo is fast developing a reputation of being the first retailer to set a price for upcoming hardware.

Earlier this month it priced the Wii U at £279.99, something Nintendo later dismissed as "speculation".

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Batmamerc

@coletrain $200 to near enough round the £200 mark pretty much just changing the currency around. £130 in America but £180 here that's a big difference as usual we end up paying more for things I can see the price dropping quickly though if its only £120 for the current model £60-£80 more for a slightly bigger but technically same machine is a bit much.
Posted 07:17 on 24 June 2012
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coletrain

@prodic58 I don't see any $ to £ conversion in the article?
Posted 16:08 on 23 June 2012
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prodic58

A much more accurate way to calculate: suggested retail price is $170 for 3DS and $200 for 3DS XL. So add 17.6% to the current 3DS UK/EU price, and that should be more accurate.

If UK RRP is £150 for 3DS, the XL should cost around £176 (17.6% more expensive), but more likely £179 RRP and below £160 in online stores like shopto.

Doing a straight $ to £ conversion is useless.
Posted 15:01 on 22 June 2012