News: So, is the 3DS more enticing now?

Nintendo has released some new information regarding their newest handheld that may cause some of you who are still on the fence to take the plunge and buy one.

So, what am I talking about? Well today Nintendo has released the official statement that 3DS is getting a price cut, and not a little one either. As of August 12th the 3DS will have its US RRP drop from $249-$169.99, Australians are getting a drop of $350-$250 and the Japanese drop will be 25000Yen to 15000Yen. So what about us in the UK? Well, just like with the original pricing for the 3DS, Nintendo has not released an exact number, and are leaving it to the UK stores to decide, but the drop has been said to be around a third of the price.

Nintendo appear to be trying to recover from the slow start that the 3DS has had in the market by dropping the price in a hop more people will buy it. However those of you who have already bought a 3DS and are now going to be annoyed at the substantial amount more you have paid, don’t worry. If you connect your system to the eShop before the price drop on the 12th August, Nintendo will add you into the “Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme”. This basically means that at some point in the future you will be offered the chance to download 10 NES and 10 GameBoy/GameBoy Advance games from the eShop for free.

And now, with a price cut what better time for Nintendo to announce the launch date of some eagerly awaited installments to the 3DS software library. Well, they aren’t exact dates, but you have more of an idea, Super Mario 3D Land will be arriving in November and Mario Kart 7 (previously Mario kart 3D) will be arriving in October.

So, is any of this news enough to push you towards buying a 3DS? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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About Nick Duggan
I'm 19 an I study Computer Games Design at Staffordshire University. I'm a video gamer and also a Yu-Gi-Oh! collector/player. Twitter: @30DiedOnMars

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