That Was Fast: Nintendo Slashes 3DS Price

July 29, 2011, By Christian Davis

Nintendo surprisingly announced a huge price cut for their 3D handheld and it hasn’t even been five months yet. The price for the 3DS was already priced considerably high at $249.99 and now has undergone a 40% price cut bringing the price down to $169.99.

According to Nintendo, over 830,000 3DS systems have been sold in the US since the launch and those who already bought the title may see this as a bit of a slap in the face. Nintendo knows that the price drop was sudden and are going to remedy the early adopters with free games.

Gamers who bought the 3DS already will receive 20 free downloadable games–ten Game Boy Advance and ten original Nintendo games from their eShop. Free NES games that will be available on September 1st include: Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Balloon Fight, Ice Climber, and The Legend of Zelda.

The ten Game Boy Advance games will be available towards the end of this year and will include: Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi’s Island; Mario Kart: Super Circuit; Metroid Fusion; WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong. None of these ten are planned for release to the public.


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