3DS Price Drop’s to $169.99 and Starfox 64 3D, Super Mario 3D, Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus Release Dates

28 Jul

The 3Ds was AWESOME, until everyone heard the price tag and the plethora of problems that were supposedly being shipped with the system. The 3Ds shipped March 27th an since then users have given Nintendo a good idea about where the 3DS stands and users can now honestly say the Nintendo has payed some attention to their rants.

The first bit of news is that Nintendo has slashed the price by a whopping $80 making the new price of the 3DS $169.99 in the US, and ¥25,000 to ¥15,000 in Japan. No exact price was listed for the EU or AU and Nintendo reported that new details were to surface soon. This is great and I completely agree with the statement Nintendo gave the press on this matter.

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

This is great and as soon as the opportunity arises most staff at Scewre are planning on buying the 3DS in contrary to the past when due to the hefty price tag only some members of staff showed any interest in the 3DS at all.

Nintendo has come so much farther from the problems that the 3DS brought at launch and the 3DS is now creating more features and functionality for it’s self and with everyday that passes more and more people are finding a place in their heart for the 3DS, the new price change is also bound to help their hearts accept the 3DS.

The price decrease will be effective as of August 12th.

Excited! There’s more, Nintendo at launch excited us with many classic titles such as Super Mario, Starfox, Mario Kart and Kid Icarus and now finally after almost a year of trailers we are getting a better idea about launch dates.

  • Star Fox 64 3D is due for release on Sept. 9th
  • Super Mario 3D Land (official title) will be out November
  • Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus: Uprising will launch December
In some more final news Nintendo has offered some benefits for early adopters and when I say benefits I really mean FREE GAMES.

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:

  1. Starting Sept. 1, Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors will be able to download 10 NES™ Virtual Console™ games at no charge and before they are available in the Nintendo eShop to the general public. These games, including Super Mario Bros.™, Donkey Kong Jr.™, Balloon Fight™, Ice Climber™ and The Legend of Zelda™, are slated to become paid downloadable games, but Ambassadors get them early for free. 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.
  2. By the end of 2011, Nintendo will provide Ambassadors with 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games. These include games like Yoshi’s Island™: Super Mario™ Advance 3, Mario Kart™: Super Circuit, Metroid™ Fusion, WarioWare™, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ and Mario vs. Donkey Kong™. These games will be available exclusively to Ambassadors, and Nintendo currently has no plans to make these 10 games available to the general public on the Nintendo 3DS in the future.
As usual waiting has always been the game with Nintendo and for those who did wait they got some really cool benefits and frankly because of these announcements a majority in the Scewre crew are considering purchasing a 3DS in contrary to before when the high price tag just didn’t warrant the purchase.

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