What Price is Right for Nintendo 3DS?

The company thinks it is $169.99 now. Nintendo of America has announced plans to drop the suggested retail price of its portable Nintendo 3DS system to $169.99 in the United States, as new games head to the system.

The new price, down from the suggested launch price of $249.99 and effective Aug. 12, makes an outstanding value even better and sets up a strong holiday season for the system, believes Nintendo.

Moreover, Nintendo 3DS owners now have a ticket to free, exclusive 3D video content. The new Nintendo Video service delivers short 3D videos from the worlds of music, comedy, animation and Hollywood, and the 3D content can be watched without the need for special glasses. (Read: New 3D Video Service on Nintendo 3DS)

And Nintendo 3DS owners across the United States and Canada can download a free application that allows Netflix members with unlimited streaming plans to instantly watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix. (Read: Netflix Streaming on Nintendo 3DS Hand-Helds)

“For anyone who was on the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now,” said Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. “We are giving shoppers every incentive to pick up a Nintendo 3DS, from an amazing new price to a rapid-fire succession of great games.”

Building on the popularity of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which launched June 19, the upcoming game calendar is a Who’s Who of iconic video game franchises, says the company.

Star Fox 64 3D arrives on Sept. 9, followed by Super Mario 3D Land in November, Mario Kart 7 in December and Kid Icarus: Uprising during the holiday season.

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Rakesh Raman