Nintendo 3DS to Receive Considerable Price Cut

Nintendo recently announced that they will be cutting the price of their handheld by a third globally. According to what the company said, the 3DS system will drop its price from $249.99 to $169.99 on August 12. In Japan the price is dropping from 25.000 yen to 15.000 on August 1st and Australians will see a price drop of 29 percent and the console will be available for AU$ 249.99. European consumers will see similar price reductions.

Additionally, the company confirmed that for those people who bought the system at a higher price they are offering 20 free downloadable games. While most of them are yet to be confirmed here’s the list of games that’ll be part of the “Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program”:

NES Games

  • Super Mario Bros
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • The Legend of Zelda


GBA Games

  • Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Metroid Fusion
  • Wario Ware, Inc.: Mega Microgame$
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong


Allegedly, these GBA titles will be exclusive to the program and according to the press release “Nintendo currently has no plans to make these 10 games available to the general public on the Nintendo 3DS in the future.”

Also, release dates for Super Mario 3D Land (November) and Mario Kart 7 (December) have officially been confirmed.

More details about the program are yet to be announced.