Just mere months after it’s launch; Nintendo has announced a price cut for the 3DS from $249.99 to $169.99 in the U.S. effective August 12, 2011.
“For anyone who was on the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now,” said Nintendo. “We are giving shoppers every incentive to pick up a Nintendo 3DS, from an amazing new price to a rapid-fire succession of great games.”
Nintendo wants to reward early-adopters by giving 10 free Virtual Console NES and 10 free Gameboy Advance games to anyone who bought a 3DS prior to August 12th. All users have to do is connect to the Nintendo eShop before the price cut date and they will then be automatically registered in the Nintendo 3DS “Ambassador” program.
The list of NES games include:
Super Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong Jr.
The Legend of Zelda
“Once the paid versions of the games are posted to the Nintendo eShop later in the year, the updated versions will be available to Ambassadors for download at no cost.” Nintendo also said that it “currently has no plans to make these 10 games available to the general public on the Nintendo 3DS in the future.”
The list of GBA games include:
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$
Mario vs. Donkey Kong