Nintendo says thanks to 3DS early adopters with 20 free games

first_imgThe price drop announced earlier today for the 3DS is sure to frustrate anyone who has bought the device since its launch in March. An $80 price drop from $249.99 to $169.99 just 4 months after launch could understandably be viewed as unfair and just a grab for big profits from early adopters.Nintendo realized 3DS owners may feel this way before they made the announcement, so has decided to do something about it. Anyone who purchased a 3DS before the price drop comes into effect on August 12 is going to be classed as a Nintendo Ambassador and will be receiving 20 free downloadable games from the Nitnendo eShop.AdChoices广告The games are split: 10 are NES Virtual Console games and the other 10 are Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games. The NES games will become available on September 1st and include:Super Mario Bros.Donkey Kong Jr.Balloon FightIce ClimberThe Legend of ZeldaThe Game Boy Advance games won’t arrive until the end of the year, with confirmed titles including:Yoshi’s IslandSuper Mario Advance 3Mario Kart: Super CircuitMetroid FusionWarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$Mario vs. Donkey KongThe full list of games will be revealed closer to the dates of release. To qualify as an Ambassador you just need to connect your 3DS to the eShop once before August 12.All the NES games will become available to purchase at a later date through the eShop, meaning Ambassadors get them earlier than anyone else. However, there are no plans to release the Game Boy Advance games so Ambassadors will be the only gamers to get access to them for the foreseeable future.Based on the prices Nintendo has been charging for downloadable games on the 3DS, 20 titles makes up for the $80 price difference of the console. Hopefully this should counteract any frustration and anger over the price drop. In fact, it makes the 3DS even better value if you bought early and appreciate all those games you are getting for free and exclusively.More at Nintendolast_img

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