Jul 28 2011, 7:30am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
Today Nintendo announced a dramatic price-cut of the 3DS. Earlier we reported that the 3DS price in Japan will be slashed by 40%. Now Nintendo also announced the same price-cut in the United States. Starting August 12 the 3DS will sell for only $169.99 instead of $249.99. This price is only $20 more than the Nintendo DSi sells for. This should do the trick and get Nintendo DS buyers to pick the new 3DS. For $20 you get glasses-free 3D on top of the DSi functionality.
These free games are available to anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS system and uses a wireless broadband Internet signal to connect to the Nintendo eShop at least once before 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Aug. 11. These users will automatically be registered in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program.
The program contains two elements:
Nintendo also emphasized today that there will be strong 3DS game line-up this holiday season. Star Fox 64 3D arrives on Sept. 9, followed by Super Mario 3D Land in November, Mario Kart 7 in December and Kid Icarus: Uprising during the holiday season.
What it means for you is to wait until August 12 with your 3DS purchase to benefit from the great new low price. The Nintendo 3DS is available on Amazon.
Source: The Edge Singapore
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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