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US: More Titles Join Nintendo Selects And New Nintendo 3DS Bundle Announced



Everyone deserves to have a little fun before back-to-school season begins – and this applies to both kids and their parents. Starting on Aug. 26, Nintendo rolls out a stellar set of offers for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, including some of Nintendo’s biggest hits dropping to a suggested retail price of $19.99 each, like Animal Crossing: New Leaf and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, as well as the debut of a new Mario-themed New Nintendo 3DS system that comes with the Super Mario 3D Land game pre-installed at the low suggested retail price of only $149.99. And starting on Sept. 9, five convenient bundles each packed with a select Wii U game and an amiibo figure will be available. All of these great deals make getting ready for school a much more entertaining (and affordable) process.

“These back-to-school deals are some of the best and most varied we have ever offered,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Now is clearly the best time to get started on your essential Nintendo game collection.”

Great Games for Under $20: On Aug. 26, some of Nintendo’s most popular and premium Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games are joining the Nintendo Selects honor roll of games sold at a suggested retail price of only $19.99. The list of games being added to the Nintendo Selects collection is as follows:

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Tomodachi Life
  • nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends
  • LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • Nintendo Land
  • LEGO City Undercover

This is in addition to the dozens of Nintendo Selects games already available, from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for Nintendo 3DS to Super Mario 3D World for Wii U. Check out the other Nintendo Selects games at

Super Mario 3D Land Edition New Nintendo 3DS: Also on Aug. 26, a New Nintendo 3DS bundle that includes the system, the wildly fun Super Mario 3D Land game pre-installed and two extra interchangeable Mario-themed cover plates (one inspired by Mario and one featuring 8-bit renditions of classic Nintendo characters) will go on sale exclusively at Walmart and Target stores at a low suggested retail price of $149.99. New Nintendo 3DS is more compact than New Nintendo 3DS XL and also sports removable cover plates that let you customize the system’s look. New Nintendo 3DS is one of the most versatile video game systems out there, and this price (with an included game!) really can’t be beat. The suggested retail price is $50 less than the suggested retail price of any New Nintendo 3DS bundle previously offered.


Wii U Games + amiibo Bundles: Starting on Sept. 9, select Wii U games will be packaged with specific amiibo at a suggested retail price of only $39.99 each. These bundles are a great way for players to be introduced to the world of Nintendo’s amiibo figures (and to have something to talk about with friends on the school bus). When tapped to the Wii U GamePad controller, each of the amiibo figures included in the bundles will unlock something special in its respective game. The bundles include:

  • Yoshi’s Woolly World/Pink Yarn Yoshi
  • Activates “Double Yoshi” in single-player mode, allows players to save favorite collected patterns to the amiibo figure
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World/Light Blue Yarn Yoshi
  • Activates “Double Yoshi” in single-player mode, allows players to save favorite collected patterns to the amiibo figure
  • Mario Party 10/Peach
  • Play with and customize the amiibo in Party Mode
  • Mario Party 10/Bowser
  • Play with and customize the amiibo in Party Mode
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker/Toad
  • Unlocks a hide-and-seek challenge


Nintendo 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for a Suggested Retail Price of Only $79.99: Available now, the affordable and kid-friendly portable Nintendo 2DS system is ideal for parents looking to purchase a Nintendo system for their youngest gamers (and star students!) The system can play nearly every Nintendo 3DS game in 2D, is available at a suggested retail price of only $79.99 and specifically marked packages of the system include the hit Mario Kart 7 racing game, pre-installed. Combining this great package with one of the newly available Nintendo Selects games for Nintendo 3DS gives you a new Nintendo system and two awesome games – all for the great value of less than $100. For more information about Nintendo 2DS, visit

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35 thoughts on “US: More Titles Join Nintendo Selects And New Nintendo 3DS Bundle Announced”

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  2. Heck yes, Lego City Undercover’s getting a reprint! While not the best for collector’s value, I’ve wanted to try that game for awhile. It became pretty scarce!

    1. Yeah, that’s a ridiculous value for $20. I paid full price for it back in March. It’s still worth that full price, which shows how good of a value $20 is.

  3. Nifty. Will probably be $29.99 up here in Canada, cause our economy sucks, but still very decent. Think I’ll finally grab Luigi’s Mansion and Tomodachi Life.

      1. Awesome. I keep meaning to pick it up, but then something comes along and poof! Money is gone. The new price will definetly help; that and my need for more Luigi love.

        1. Luigi is the best for sure. I hope we get a new Luigi’s Mansion for NX as per the rumor. And I hope they make him a badass this time ala the Luigi death-stare via the Mario Kart 8 meme lolooololoolololo

  4. This is amazing news for me, Wind Waker HD was stolen from my own home two years ago by one of my brother’s “friends,” along with Mario 3D World and New Mario U. I got back the Mario games, Wind Waker was the last one! Plus I’ve been interested in Luigi’s Mansion 2, Tomodachi Life, and Lego City Undercover Wii U for a long time now.

  5. These are some seriously great deals, I know a lot of us on here have probably played all of these games, but if you’ve missed any of them now is the time to jump on them. Not to mention those 3DS/2DS bundles!

  6. I guess I could get Yoshi Wooly World (I’m a huge Yoshi fan, even if the games are a little too easy) but I have too many games and not enough time to play them. Might hold off and just play my backlog.

    STILL waiting for NSMBU w/ LuigiU to become a Nintendo Selects title in the USA.

    Those of you on the fence about Windwaker or Luigi’s Mansion, don’t be. They’re both great and worth 20 bucks, unless you absolutely hate either type of game, in which case I’m so, SO sorry for you.

  7. I would actually be willing to get that New 3DS bundle for $149 even though I already have the Majora’s Mask XL New 3DS. Too bad they only let you link your NNID to ONE 3DS, otherwise I would get it because those Mario Maker plates are nifty. Nintendo doesn’t need an extra $149 from me anyways, oh well…

  8. I’ll definitely finally pick up Mario Party 10 and Yoshi Wooly World now. I’l probably get the Lego game too since I heard it was really good. If these will be sold at retail locations that will only double the savings with GCU and possibly Amazon Prime.

    1. Can confirm that the bundles are on Amazon and you can get 20% off if you’re a Prime member. Now I’m just waiting on Best Buy.

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  10. I might finally get New Leaf now. Then again, maybe not since I got a backlog of PS4 games to deal with. Not to mention a few 3DS games I still haven’t played or fully beaten.

    Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon? After hearing that the game is mission based & doesn’t let you explore the mansions at your leisure, no thanks.

  11. Great Info & Smart Sales Tactics.
    But a quick look on any craigslist, you can find an over-abundance
    of slightly/ never used 3DS/ 3DXLs for $75 – $100, and bundles with
    several games in the $120-$200 range.

    The price drop makes sense, hopefully Nintendo they will do another
    push before the holiday season & expand this cheaper game archive.

  12. I would love to get another 3DS JUST for those faceplates (especially the 8-bit one on the left).

    Then again, I’d much rather just buy the face plates (which will probably never arrive separately…)

      1. I’m aware of Play-Asia’s availability, but I like to get them locally or through Amazon/Walmart instead of purely relying on Play-Asia.

        I’ll wait until late fall, though; I’ll see if Nintendo debundles it and puts it in their online store (again, doubt it, but hey, you never know). If not, my money’s going to Play-Asia’s direction.

          1. Wait… what?

            It’s actually in there? Since when? I couldn’t find it as of a few days ago.

            Unfortunately,’s version is being sold by a scalper so I’m going to settle with for this one. Regardless, it looks like I know where my $30 is going to today. Thanks!

          1. Well, using the term that you suggested, I got this on


            This was the only one in the search results. I forgot about the word “Kisekae” and your other results either show something I’m already aware of, or they’re from different countries so I may as well purchase it from Play-Asia.

            Anyway, I already purchased it on and it’s being shipped now, so it’s too late.

            Oh well. My loss. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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