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On the back of a poor financial year, Nintendo has announced it’s plans to slash the price of the Nintendo 3DS, it’s latest handheld, by a significant amount. Effective after August 12th, the Nintendo 3DS will retail at AU $249.99, where as it was previously AU $349.99 on release. That’s a sharp drop of AU $100 for the Nintendo 3DS down under, while in North America it will drop by US $80 down to a retail price of $169.99.

Purchasers of the 3DS at launch price can expect what Nintendo are calling an ‘Ambassador’s Program’ to be made available to them, which will essentially enable them to download 10 NES games, as well as 10 Gameboy and Gameboy Advance games for free from Nintendo eShop.

Let us know in the comments below how you feel about the price drop. Did you buy the 3DS at launch price, if so, is the free game offering enough?

Source: Nintendo Australia