Wow; just little more than 4 months after Nintendo’s “game-changing” 3DS console launched with its glasses-free 3D display, we’re now seeing dramatic price cuts on the handheld at retail.
Both the high-street stores and online retailers have gone into a cost-slashing frenzy, with the best offer coming from Tesco. They’ve knocked eighty-quid off of their previous 3DS price to bring the console down to just £115. Morrisons are close behind with a £120 deal.
GAME will also sell you a new 3DS for just £49.99 when you trade in a DSi XL, and are offering a bundle with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for £159.99 (£154.99 on their website). It’s £149.99 for the console alone in GAME stores.
Head online and Amazon match Tesco’s £115 price point. Zavvi are the next cheapest at £129.85.
Nintendo had annoucned the incoming price cuts at the end of July, after posting disappointing quarterly financial results that saw just 710,000 sold worldwide.
Those who feel a little bit cheesed off with having bought a full price 3DS at the not-too-distant launch won’t be left in the cold either; Nintendo will support those customers too. Anyone who purchased a 3DS before the price cut dates will receive ten free Virtual Console NES games and 10 free GameBoy Advance games through the 3DS eShop.
The list of free titles include:
Super Mario Bros. (NES)
Donkey Kong Jr. (NES)
Balloon Fight (NES)
Ice Climber (NES)
The Legend of Zelda (NES)
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (GBA)
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA)
Metroid Fusion (GBA)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ (GBA)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA)