I was very fortunate to pick up a Majora’s Mask Edition New 3DS XL this past Friday with the help of my wife Katelyn.  You can check out an unboxing of the limited edition system above.  The preorders for the systems sold out very quickly, as you all know, following the last Nintendo Direct.  My only hope of getting one was to wait in line Friday morning and that’s exactly what we did.

There are a couple Target stores nearby which is very handy for product launches.  We arrived at the closest one at about 6:30am on Friday.  I had called the previous day and Target informed me that they only had 6 systems total, 2 Majora’s Mask Editions, 2 Black, and 2 Red (Same stock at the other Target).  When we arrived there were 3 people in line so already we could only get a Black or Red system.  I was a little disappointed but there was still hope.  While I waited in line at the first location, Katelyn drove to the other Target and she was the first in line there.

With a Majora’s Mask Edition already confirmed thanks to my wife, I just stayed in line at the other Target playing some Four Swords multiplayer (GBA VC).  Other folks joined the line and by 8am, they opened the doors and everyone was able to get a New 3DS.  It was a cold morning but well worth the trip!

Do you have a fun launch story for the New 3DS or any other system?  Let us know in the comments!

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