Nintendo 3DS price to drop in August 2011, free games to be available for early buyers

By on Jul 29, 2011 in Gaming, Technology, United States Comments

Nintendo 3DS‘ suggested retail price (SRP) in the US will drop this coming August or next month, and free games will be available to early buyers.

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As announced by Nintendo America on its official website on Thursday, July 28, 2011, the suggested retail price of its portable Nintendo 3DS in the US will be $169.99 starting August 12, 2011.

“For anyone who was on the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now,” said Nintendo America President Reggie Fils-Aime said on the report.

“We are giving shoppers every incentive to pick up a Nintendo 3DS, from an amazing new price to a rapid-fire succession of great games.” Fils-Aime added.

Incidentally, this Nintendo 3DS video game system, which was also released in Japan last February, can be used without the need of 3D glasses, in which Japan‘s price also be lowered starting August 11.

The Nintendo 3DS, which was launched last March, had an original price of $249.99, which Nintendo now said that more than 830,000 units have been sold in the US alone since then.

Meanwhile, 20 free games will be given to those who have already bought the Nintendo 3DS and have visited the Nintendo eShop at least once before Aug. 11, 11:59 p.m (EST), as published at

In addition, Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors will be able to get free 10 NES Virtual Console games starting Sept. 1, before they will be available in the Nintendo eShop to the general public.

Nintendo said that these free games will include Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and The Legend of Zelda, which will be on paid versions later.

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