The Nintendo New 3DS doesn’t come with a charger, and it’s weirdly hard to buy one

Nintendo isn’t including any way to charge the New 3DS XL when it launches in the US this Friday, which is strange (even by Nintendo standards). To be clear, this means that if you don’t already have a 3DS charger purchased separately or from a previous device, you will be able to use your new handheld for an hour or two — however much residual charge is in the battery out of the box — and then it will go dark, and you will be staring at a brick. An infinite void, a place where neither Mario nor Link can be found. Playtime is over. Dreams are crushed. God help you if you gift a charger-less 3DS XL to a young child with a temper.

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