3DS Price Slashed – 20 Free Games For Early Buyers

Nintendo has announced that the 3DS will receive a massive price drop on August 12th worldwide, less than six months after the consoles release. The price will be reduced by nearly a third worldwide from: £200 – £140 in the UK  — $249 – $169 in the US  —  ¥ 25,000 – ¥15,000 in Japan. Still, prices are the most expensive in the UK, by quite a significant margin… as usual.

Nintendo also revealed that people who have downloaded the eShop on their 3DS before August 12th will receive a slew of free games — 20 in fact. The so-called 3DS Ambassadors will be receiving 10 NES games, as well as 10 GBA titles. As an Ambassador myself, I think this is a great way to reward early adopters as these games would retail for $10+ each on the eShop. I’m happy with this, but what about you? You can see the full list of so far confirmed titles below:

NES – Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong Jr, Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and The Legend of Zelda + five more to be announced

GBA – Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ and Mario Vs Donkey Kong + five more to be announced. (*hopes for a Pokémon title*)



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  • Justin

    this looks like an amazing deal and incentive to buy this

  • I think it’s great they dropped the price..But I have had mine since release day and are they rewarding those that purchased it then or just the new buyers. If that’s the case then I am pissed.. LOL On the other hand maybe more people other then those that live in my house will get one and there will be more use of the “Street Pass”. I only know of 2 other people beside myself that have one in our middle of no where town.

    • lol! I’ve had mine since launch too, I’m not pissed though, the games would probably be sold for £6 ($10) each anyway, so really we’re getting quite a lot for £40 ($80). Plus they are really surprisingly good titles, not like the utter crap they’ve released already. have no one remotely close to me with a 3DS, the only time I get any street passes is when I go into town.