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Nintendo cuts price on 3DS best-sellers

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo cuts price on 3DS best-sellers

Mon 14 Apr 2014 2:50pm GMT / 10:50am EDT / 7:50am PDT

Five first-party hits including Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land will drop to $30 next week

Nintendo's evergreen first-party games typically resist any sort of discounting, but the company is bringing down the asking price on five of its best-selling 3DS titles next week.

The company today announced that as of April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will see their suggested US prices drop to $30. The first three titles on that list are the three best-selling 3DS games of all time, in order, having each sold more than 2.15 million copies in the US alone. All together, the five games have sold more than 9 million copies in the US, either through retail or the Nintendo eShop.

The best-selling Mario games currently carry a suggested retail price of $40, while Animal Crossing and Donkey Kong sell for $35. The discounts announced today will apply to both physical and digital copies of the games.

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Paul Jace Merchandiser

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I really wish Nintendo would make a full fledged $19.99 "Nintendo Selects" or "Player's Choice" for the 3DS line up and all their future handheld games. But a $10 price drop is better than nothing.

Posted:2 years ago


Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer

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I pretty much second everything "Paul Jace" said.

At 40$, 3DS games are hard to pick up no matter how good they are. 19.99$ would be a better price for greatest hits games. But 30$ is better than nothing.

Posted:2 years ago

April 22nd? One day after the four day Easter holiday? Nintendo, you cruel mistress.

Posted:2 years ago


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