Now is a great time. I just received an email from Gamestop about a promotion they are running from 2/24 until 3/8. They have not only dropped the price of n3dsxl to 175, but are also offering a 100 trade in credit for o3ds xl! What a great deal. I'm movin' on up this week! :-) .....n3ds comes exploitable out of box, right? just hoping i don't open a box to find a 10.something-or-other.