On 8/12/11, Nintendo will drop the price of the Nintendo 3DS to $169.99 from the current price of $249.99.
However, if you have already purchased the Nintendo DS at full-price, you may be upset about the large drop in price. Nintendo is offering 20 FREE games for current owners.
- Connect to the Nintendo eShop with your Nintendo 3DS using wireless broadband at least once before 8/11 at 11:59 pm ET. You will automatically be registered in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program.
The 3DS Ambassador program contains the following:Starting Sept. 1, Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors will be able to download 10 NES™ Virtual Console™ games at no charge and before they are available in the Nintendo eShop to the general public. These games, including Super Mario Bros.™, Donkey Kong Jr.™, Balloon Fight™, Ice Climber™ and The Legend of Zelda™, are slated to become paid downloadable games, but Ambassadors get them early for free. Once the paid versions of the games are posted to the Nintendo eShop later in the year, the updated versions will be available to Ambassadors for download at no cost.
By the end of 2011, Nintendo will provide Ambassadors with 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games. These include games like Yoshi’s Island™: Super Mario™ Advance 3, Mario Kart™: Super Circuit, Metroid™ Fusion, WarioWare™, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ 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.
We have a Nintendo DS so I'll be checking this out later when the kids go to bed. If anyone has done this let me know how you made out...