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Nintendo 3DS gets a massive price drop


Not much of a surprise really but for it to drop this much so soon is still a bit astounding. Nintendo has instituted one of the swiftest and deepest price cuts for a handheld in recent memory.

The glasses free 3D handheld only went on sale earlier this year costing around $249.99, but as of August 12, 2011, the price will be slashed all the way down to $169.99.

For anyone who was on the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now. 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.

says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.

Via [Kotaku]

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  1. July 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Holy shit!! That’s unbelievable! And I paid $250 for it… WTF Nintendo, way to make your most loyal customers feel like total asshats.

    Hopefully this means more 3DS games in the future because MegaMan Legends 3 getting cancelled is total BS.

  2. August 1, 2011 at 10:37 am

    We’re getting free games man! That should be ok… I’ve been longing to play those old NES games and GBA games. Nintendo games look good on Nintendo portables! ūüôā

  3. Joe
    August 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    UPDATE: Now with a good game lineup on the horizon (Mario Kart, Paper Mario, Star Fox, Luigi’s Mansion, Super Mario, Kid Icarus, and a few more), the release of several features such as the virtual store and Netflix, and most importantly, the big $80 price cut, I have decided to bump this review up to a 4 star (originally 3). I still advise you to WAIT AND NOT BUY THE…

  1. August 6, 2011 at 12:02 am
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