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The place where I got my 3DO

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:54 am
by 3DOKid
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.)


Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:08 pm
by Violent Ken
"The most desirable games system on the planet" 8)

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:21 pm
by Trev
Cool ad.

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:06 am
by Lemmi
here's where i got my first 3do in march 1997

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 ... 4DSCI2.jpg

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:33 am
by mattyg
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 !

Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:28 am
by mosul210
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.

Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:33 pm
by awbacon
EB from the old mall. That mall ended up torn down and its now a parking lot

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 4:42 pm
by PowerPie5000
£44.99 for a controller!!! on top of the already high price of the console :?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 2:48 am
by Tears of Ash
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.

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 3:52 am
by Trev
Not bad for a VB. I too got a sweet deal ... $30 brand new from Blockbuster!

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:35 am
by Anonymous
EB. got road rash too for an extra £20. was a happy bunny.

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:22 am
by OfManNotMachine
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. didn't last long as they went under. Was a sweet first job though.

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:03 am
by Iron Draggon
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!