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Certainly a fantastic deal, considering just a week ago the portable non-HD Nintendo 3DS was the same exact price. The price drop certainly makes this one of the most attractive deals for gamers whom also crave a Blu-ray player. Of course, right now my PS3 really is just a Blu-ray player…
Super Mario Galaxy, Punch Out, Super Paper Mario, and Mario Strikers Charged will all drop to $19.99 starting August 28. The fact that Super Mario Galaxy, one of the best games of all time, is just $20 means every single person on this Earth should own it. Period.
Essentially the drop in price means that you could pick up a Wii console (which includes Mario Kart Wii) plus two of the above games, all for under $200. That’s an incredible deal for anyone who hasn’t done so yet.
Nintendo isn’t just relying on this week’s tremendous price cut to boost Nintendo 3DS sales. Hot off the heels of the drop in price, Nintendo is kickstarting their marketing efforts, starting with this new trailer for the handheld.
Aside from the new price tag of $169.99, Nintendo is also promoting their impressive lineup of titles, with one great release planned for every month until end of the year. Having Link, StarFox, and two Mario games in our hands by December is truly a reason to celebrate!
Check out the trailer below.
Nintendo is getting ahead of themselves, announcing two minor exclusives prior to their E3 press showing on June 7. First, the company will knock the price of their popular Nintendo DS Lite handheld to just $99, making it a steal for anyone looking to get in some portable gaming on the cheap. The price cut doesn’t go into effect until June 5, so don’t be silly and make sure you wait it out, unless select retailers slash prices early.
The company also announced a plan to distribute all Mario DS games in a red box, making them easier to spot. I’m just glad red boxes aren’t just synonymous with movie rental kiosks and Lindsay Lohan — wokka wokka. As of now, six of Mario’s DS adventures will receive the red box treatment.
As speculated based on decline in sales, Nintendo has cut the price of their Wii console to $149.99. The new bundle — yes kids, available in black or white — will also ditch the familiar Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort pack-ins for a less traditional Mario Kart Wii bundle.
The Wi-fi racing waters are about to get choppy with a boatload of n00bs.
Take a look at the new Wii box above (and below), which will debut May 15. That’s some impressive packaging compared to the sterile white Wii hardware box we received at launch.
Two of Nintendo’s first-party party games have become a Wii-bit more economical. Both Wii Party and Wii Sports Resort are dropping their prices by $10, available for just $39.99 each.
Considering these types of titles excite the more casual gamers, this should bode well for sales figures and keeping both games on top of the charts — especially since many casual gamers are still playing Wii Sports. Sigh.
Nintendo may be dropping the price of their Wii console next month, based on a new report from Engadget. The tech/gadget site indicates slow sales of the console and drop in software support as the leading reasons for the cut. Nintendo’s Wii debut in 2006 at $250, and has only seen one price cut, leaving the console at the current $200 price point. Offering the Wii at $150 is crucial if Nintendo wants to keep the momentum going.
Engadget also theorizes a software pack-in like Mario Kart Wii might be included with future versions of the hardware.
Price cut talk isn’t too much of a shock. Yesterday, Nintendo released their list of first-party Wii offerings for the second quarter, and that list included only two games. Guess we’ll find out soon enough if the price drop is just a rumor or a fact.