Wow, didn’t see this one coming so early. Nintendo of America has announced today that it has slashed the recommended retail price of the Nintendo 3DS in the United States to $169.99. The new price is dramatic drop from the suggested launch price of $249.99 and becomes effective August 12th. You now have no reason not to own a Nintendo 3DS.
“For anyone who was on the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now. We are giving shoppers every incentive to pick up a Nintendo 3DS, from an amazing new price to a rapid-fire succession of great games.”
– Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime
Source: Nintendo of America press release
Update: Nintendo Europe will be cutting the price by a third. More information on pricing as it becomes available.