Published on July 28th, 2011 | by Rob Kwong0
3DS Prices Drop!
Nintendo is feeling the hurt with the limited amounts of 3DS handhelds being bought. To try to cut down on their losses Nintendo has decided to cut the price of the 3DS systems about 30 percent, bringing the the system down to around $170 come August 12. Does this sound familiar? Playstation 3 perhaps? This could possibly a reason to cut losses or it could be a great marketing play for Nintendo, since the window for the Vita’s release is coming up. Many of the early adopters of the 3DS need not worry about being ripped off. People who own a 3DS and connect to the eShop before August 11, 11:59pm will be automatically enrolled into the Nintendo Ambassador Program. What is it you ask? Basically it gives early investors the access to play free games, access to 10 free NES Virtual Console games on September 1 before their general release (these include The Legend of Zelda, Balloon Fight and Ice Climber), along with 10 more Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games like Yoshi’s Island, Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames and Mario vs. Donkey Kong by the end of 2011. Guess I’ll be picking up a 3DS come August 12.