Nintendo 3DS Price Cuts on the Horizon

3dsNintendo has just announced that a round of price cuts are incoming for its newly released 3D handheld console. Effective August 12, suggested retail price of the 3DS in North America will be lowered from its launch price of $249.99 to $169.99. The new price will bring the glasses-free handheld more in line with the rest of Nintendo's DS family of handheld systems.

Timing of this announcement couldn't be better. Sales and critical reception of the 3DS has been less than stellar. With the 3DS' first holiday shopping season approaching, as well as the launch of anticipated titles such as Super Mario 3D Land in November, Mario Kart 7 in December, Nintendo stands a very good chance of reinvigorating its flagging handheld.


  1. Crap! I spend 250 dollars for that thing and 2 months later they cut the price. That shows me to wate for awhile. :(

  2. Don't get too upset! I'm running a little late this morning on account of the Mrs' blood treatment, but there is good news, too! 20 free games for you!