Nintendo is to review the tariff policy of its portable game console 3DS. Indeed, the Japanese giant announced a drop of over 30%. The Nintendo 3DS’s $250 price tag will be slashed to $170 on August 12 in the U.S., after only being on the market for a little over four and a half months.
Nintendo recognizes that its first time that the company drop the price so substantially to a product within six months after its launch.
Recognizing that this change may grind a few teeth on the side of its customers from the very beginning, the company also announced the establishment of a program called “3DS Ambassador.”
This allows you, subject to register on the shop of the brand before 23:59 pm (Central European Time) on August 11th,
to receive twenty free games to download and preview:
– 10 titles to choose from a selection of Virtual Console NES games from 1 September
– 10 other titles to choose from a selection of Game Boy Advance Virtual Console by the end of the year.
The manufacturer does not specify against not the reason for this sudden and rapid decline. Sales volumes are too low or is it simply a way to prepare for the arrival of the Sony PS Vita? It also remains another open question that will become the DSi whose price may be (too) close to the 3DS…
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