The newest Nintendo handheld, the 3DS, will receive a substantial price drop on August 12th. The American price is being cut by $80, going from retail of $249.99 to $169.99 and Japanese price from ¥25,000 to ¥15,000. This drop is probably to spur on lagging sales and increase the console’s adoption rate. Will I get it now that it’s gone down in price? HELL YES.
Pokemon Rumble’s mysterious delay is also much more logical now that this has been announced. Console sales often spike when games for flagship franchises are released. I’m now thinking to get a 3DS and Scramble on Aug, if there are any in stock.
ps- If you already have a 3DS, or buy one BEFORE the 11th, you can get access to 10 free NES games and 10 GBA games before they’re released to the public. Isn’t worth $80 in my opinion :p Requires you to connect to the 3DS eShop wirelessly with your device on or before the 11th though!