Monday, August 1, 2011

Giant 3DS Price Cut and Free Games

Nintendo has announced that the 3DS will be getting major price cuts this August, only half a year from its original release.

$249.99 to $169.99 in the US on August 12.
25,000 yen to 15,000 yen in Japan on August 11.
AU$349.95 to AU$250 in Australia on August 12.
No European pricing has been mentioned.

Those who already purchased a 3DS will have the opportunity to receive 20 free games through the Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors Program.

The List of games include:

Super Mario Bros. NES
Donkey Kong Jr. NES
Balloon Fight  NES
Ice Climber NES
The Legend of Zelda NES
+5 more NES games

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Game Boy Advance
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Game Boy Advance
Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ Game Boy Advance
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance
+5 more GBA games

The NES games are slated for paid download in the future but Ambassadors will receive them early with free updates in the future. The GBA games will be exclusive to Ambassadors as Nintendo has said they have no plans to release those games in the future.

To become automatically enrolled in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors program, current 3DS owners must connect to the internet and log onto the 3DS eShop at least once before the price cut.

-Alex Brown

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