|Nintendo in serious trouble, slashes 3DS price by 1/3|
|Posted: 28.07.2011 16:52 by||Comments: 24|
Things are looking truly bleak for Nintendo, as the company has revised its forecast earnings for the fiscal year ending March 2012 by 82% less. Part of this is due to the fact that the Nintendo 3DS has struggled since its launch. As a result, Nintendo has announced a severe price cut of $80 to $169.99, down from $249.99. The price cut will be implemented on August 12, 2011.
If you bought your 3DS before August 12, the 3DS Ambassador Program will offer 3DS owners 20 free digital titles. The free downloadable titles will be released in two stages:
* Starting Sept. 1, Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors will be able to download 10 NES Virtual Console games at no charge and before they are available in the Nintendo eShop to the general public. These games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and The Legend of Zelda, are slated to become paid downloadable games, but Ambassadors get them early for free. Once the paid versions of the games are posted to the Nintendo eShop later in the year, the updated versions will be available to Ambassadors for download at no cost.
* By the end of 2011, Nintendo will provide Ambassadors with 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games. These include games like Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ and Mario vs. Donkey Kong. These games will be available exclusively to Ambassadors, and Nintendo currently has no plans to make these 10 games available to the general public on the Nintendo 3DS in the future.
Let us know if the cut to $170 will influence you to pick up a 3DS, or if it’s just too much – or if the games you’re waiting for have yet to be released.