The Twitter account for the Nintendo World store in New York City announced that both the Majora's Mask and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Edition limited edition versions of the new handheld console sold out at their midnight release within hours. Diehard fans lined up outside of the store well before the midnight hour to make sure they got their hands on one of the devices.
Update: The New Nintendo 3DSXL The Legend of Zelda:Majora's Mask Edition has just sold out for our midnight launch at #NintendoWorld— Nintendo World Store (@Nintendo_World) February 12, 2015
Update: The New Nintendo 3DSXL Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Edition has just sold out for our midnight launch at #NintendoWorld!— Nintendo World Store (@Nintendo_World) February 12, 2015
The limited edition New 3DS XLs are already scarce. Gamestop and Amazon report having a few left, but their price is already beginning to skyrocket due to scarcity, going up from the $200 MSRP to around $550.
The limited edition consoles are meant to coincide with the 3DS port of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, the closest thing to a "cult classic" that the venerable Legend of Zelda video game series has. The game sees the heroic protagonist Link trying to stop the world of Termina from being destroyed by its falling moon in three days' time, represented by a unique time management gameplay mechanic.
Nintendo's New 3DS XL officially goes on sale today.
(via The Verge)