On July 28th, a shocking and unprecedented announcement came from Nintendo — The price of Nintendo’s latest handheld console, the 3DS, would be cut to $169.99 starting August 12th.
Now, if you’re not a 3DS owner, you probably thought this was great news. However, for those who shelled out the $250 to pick up the Nintendo 3DS on launch day, they were less than impressed.
To pacify original 3DS owners, Nintendo is offering them 20 free games for their handheld console, for being “Ambassadors”. However, not everyone is pleased by this. Some gamers already own some of the “free” games, and feel cheated by Nintendo’s sudden price drop. Remember, the 3DS has only been available for a few short months. However, it’s common knowledge that the 3DS hasn’t been selling as well as Nintendo hoped.
I’m still guessing that a “3DS Lite” or “3DS XL” will be released sometime in the future. Then, we’ll all be suckers once more.