There are only six more days to go before Nintendo's latest console, the New Nintendo 3DS and its XL counterpart go on sale in the UK, and many of us have been frantically pre-ordering the console with either our favourite Monster Hunter 4, or The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask 3D bundles.
However, for 3DS fans in the USA, there has been an extra chance to get your hands on a new console, with popular video game retailer, GameStop, holding many midnight launches in stores across America. Gamers will be able to buy the console from precisely 12:01 am on the 13th of February 2015 and will also be able to take their pick of the aforementioned bundles as well!
If you don't fancy waiting in line, US gamers can also order the New 3DS/New 3DS XL from the Best Buy website, (http://www.bestbuy.com) but the retailer has warned that it has had to cancel some pre-orders of The Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask bundle because it has proven so popular and is now out of stock.
Video game retailer, GAME has also promised some UK midnight launches in around a third of its stores. GAME is also the only UK retailer to stock the limited edition Monster Hunter 4: Special Edition New 3DS XL, which features an exclusive design.
Furthermore, GAME has also have added an incentive for those 3DS owners who might be reluctant to trade in their old 3DS for the New 3DS/3DS XL console because of the "Data Transfer" function which requires both the old and new machines to port saved data across from one console to the other.
According to GAME, anyone who now buys a New 3DS/New 3DS XL console and keeps the receipt, will be able to trade-in their old 3DS console at the higher trade-in price, which is usually offered for only seven days after the launch of a new console!
The participating GAME stores will be opening just before midnight on Friday the 13th of February 2015 in the following areas:
Manchester (Trafford Centre)
Bristol (Cribbs Causeway)
Glasgow the Fort
Manchester (The Fort)
Leicester the Shires
Plymouth (Drake Circus)
Leeds Headrow Centre
Stratford upon Avon
Bournemouth Castle Point
Bury the Rock
Newcastle under Lyme
Liverpool Lord Street
Welwyn Garden City
Isle of Wight