Nintendo to Slash Prices of 3DS


The Nintendo 3DS may have set a first-day sales record, but demand for the portable gaming device just hasn’t kept up. In an effort to boost sales and lure in holiday shoppers, Nintendo announced today that it will slash the price of the 3DS by $80.

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

Beginning August 12th, gamers can pick up a 3DS for $169.99 instead of $249.99. The price drop comes less than six months after the device debuted in the United States. According to Nintendo’s financial report, the company has sold 830,000 units in the U.S., a big disappointment as the gaming giant hoped to sell that many devices in just the first few weeks.

Nintendo also announced that several new games will be released for the 3DS in the near feature, including games centered on classic Nintendo characters like Mario, Zelda, and Star Fox. In addition, gamers with a 3DS device who use a wireless broadband signal to connect to the Nintendo eShop will receive 10 free classic NES games.

Are you tempted to pick up a Nintendo 3DS now that the price has significantly dropped?

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