The place where I got my 3DO

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The place where I got my 3DO

Post by 3DOKid » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:54 am

I think these stores were open just long enough to sell me my 3DO, then go bust immediately afterwards. The picture, I believe, is actually of the Burton-Upon-Trent store (Like Bass Beer? Same place :) ) if it's not, then this place is identical.

(I can almost see myself scampering out of here clutching my 3DO, my copy of Total Eclipse and Super Wing Commander. All trembling with excitement.)

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Post by Violent Ken » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:08 pm

"The most desirable games system on the planet" 8)

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Post by Trev » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:21 pm

Cool ad.

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Post by Lemmi » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:06 am

here's where i got my first 3do in march 1997
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they started in magazines, atleast thats where i heard of them before they opened some stores in michigan
here is a pic from Electronic gaming monthly Dec.1994
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Post by mattyg » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:33 am

Mine came from a little independant gaming store in a shopping mall in Canberra (nation's capital) which was the nearest major city to me at the time at just 5 hours drive! Sadly the store no longer exists
It was a Goldstar NTSC that the importer changed to 240V - it was cheaper than importing the UK version which was already 240v and PAL !
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Post by mosul210 » Tue May 19, 2009 4:28 am

I bought mine from Babbages about 5 months after the initial release. I also remember wanting a NEO-GEO but held out for the 3DO.

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Post by awbacon » Tue May 19, 2009 10:33 pm

EB from the old mall. That mall ended up torn down and its now a parking lot

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Post by PowerPie5000 » Thu May 21, 2009 4:42 pm

£44.99 for a controller!!! on top of the already high price of the console :?

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Post by Tears of Ash » Fri May 22, 2009 2:48 am

I got mine at a local shop here in Murfreesboro TN called Game Trader. I usually go in there browsing for Sega CD games, when I saw a 3DO hidden behind the counter (not on shelf). I asked how much it was, and he said it was $60. It didn't come with a controller, but it came with Demolition Man, Shockwave, Need for Speed, and Road Rash.

I feel like I got a pretty good deal for a brick&mortar store that usually overcharges people.

Although not as good as the deal I got for in-box virtual boy for $45.

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Post by Trev » Fri May 22, 2009 3:52 am

Not bad for a VB. I too got a sweet deal ... $30 brand new from Blockbuster!

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Post by Anonymous » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:35 am

EB. got road rash too for an extra £20. was a happy bunny.

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Post by OfManNotMachine » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:22 am

I got my 3DO Christmas of 1994 from a local chain in Pennsylvania called Video Game Exchance (later renamed to It's About Games) I think the company went under around 1999.

It was a cool little store. I worked for them in 1999. Sadly...it didn't last long as they went under. Was a sweet first job though.

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Post by Iron Draggon » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:03 am

I got mine at Babbage's or EB, I don't remember which. The price drop made it too appealing to pass up anymore, especially after playing Gex at a friend's house. So I got it with Gex packed in, and I also bought Need for Speed, Road Rash, and Way of the Warrior to go with it. Boy did I ever play the heck out of those games, especially Need for Speed. My favorite thing to do was watch the replays. I had some classic crashes!
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