Nintendo slashes 3DS price to $169.99 due to slashed expectations
Nintendo expected big things from the 3DS, but after selling just 710 thousand units between April and June, after selling 3.6 million in its first five weeks, the Big N had to do something. However, price might not be the only ailment the Nintendo 3DS suffered during that time. For one, it's had a difficult launch period with few games released from the publisher before the 3D edition of the N64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in June.
But the 3DS might have a deeper, more terminal illness that has prevented it from taking off. Nintendo hasn't only been stubborn when it comes to Facebook and
Perhaps the target audience for the 3DS has moved onto other mobile gaming solutions. You know, like the smartphones in the pockets of hundreds of millions worldwide? For those of you who haven't given up hope, Nintendo is offering 20 free downloadable games--to customers who purchased a 3DS before Aug. 11--from both the NES and Game Boy Advance eras.
[Via Pocket Gamer]
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