Nintendo have announced an unexpected turn of events - as of Friday, 12th August, the Nintendo 3DS will experience a significant price drop. This will affect all major regions in the world, with the price set to drop to $169.99 in North America, 15,000 Yen in Japan, $249.95 in Australia, $343.99 in New Zealand, and roughly £160 in the UK and €180 in Europe.
Why has this happened so soon after launch? Is it due to the less-than-anticipated launch sales? Either way, Nintendo is offering a nice compensation for those who bought the 3DS at its launch price, or who buy it before the price drop takes effect. 20 free games are eligible to any 3DS owner who connects to the Nintendo eShop before August 12!
Known as the Ambassador Program, this includes 10 NES Virtual Console games (they'll be available on September 1) and 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games (available by the end of the year). One of the GBA games is Metroid Fusion, and at this point the GBA games won't be available to anyone else outside of the Ambassador Program (but you never know, I'm sure Nintendo will eventually open them up to everyone). If you haven't already picked up a 3DS, is this offer enticing enough to pick one up before the price drop?
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