Nintendo is gearing up for Black Friday with a couple new 3DS bundles that it hopes will lure the shoppers in for Christmas giving. Two new bundles will be offered starting November 24. The first bundle is a red 3DS that comes with the Super Mario 3D Land game in the box. The red color is called flame red.
It is finally time all you lovers of the Zelda series who've put off picking up a Nintendo 3DS for long enough, time for the Zelda 25th Anniversary 3DS to hit US shores, complete with black casing, gold accents, and Ocaria of Time 3D right there in the box. Thus far the rumors have been that this would only be an international release - and indeed up until now you'd have had to think about importing one later this month here to the USA, but what we're hearing today is that both Best Buy and GameStop will be carrying the package come Black Friday. That's the 25th of November, next week, if you're keeping track, and we're guessing you'll want to get to the store rather early the day before and tent up if you plan on being there in time to grab one.
It's time for Nintendo to announce another loss, and we weep for the falling giant, as this Thursday the gaming group reports a net loss of $925 million net loss for six months through September of this year. Nintendo reports that it's slashed its full year through March forecast to a $263 million net loss - though just this July they'd predicted an annual net profit of essentially that same size. Is this the mobile age of gaming coming to crush the group that essentially started the trend with the original GameBoy? Or is Nintendo just losing touch with the market that they've held strong for the vast majority of your humble narrator's lifetime?
We have already seen and heard a lot about the slightly weird attachment for the 3DS that adds an extra circle pad to the device. In Japan, the device is known as the SlidePad and will launch alongside the Monster Hunter 3G video game. The Japanese price for the attachment works out to a bit under $20 here in the States. We haven't heard anything about the attachment for the portable system in the States until now.
Nintendo has a new video game called Pokemon Rumble Blast that will be heading to the 3DS in time for the holidays. The game is the first in the Pokemon franchise that was created just for the 3DS. The game puts the player into a toy Pokemon body where they can fight and collect over 600 other Pokemon.
Nintendo has been leading the portable gaming market for years since it launched the dual screen packing Nintendo DS. Nintendo has passed along some new numbers for the DS that come by way to stats tracking firm NPD and they show the DS is still selling very well. The Nintendo DS has now sold 50 million units since it was launched.
If you are looking forward to getting your hands on the Nintendo 3DS Expansion Slide Pad, the price and ship date have surfaced. This is the expansion that is specifically made for playing Monster Hunter Tri-G. The accessory is a bizarre looking attachment that makes the 3DS fatter and a bit longer with an extra D-pad.
Gamers in Japan get all the Nintendo bundles and leave the gamers in the US wanting more often than not. Japanese 3DS gamers have a couple new bundles that are on their way. One of the bundles has an ice white 3DS console that has red Monster Hunter graphics on it. That bundle also includes the Monster Hunter 3G game. The bundle is called the Monster Hunter 3G Special Pack.
Nintendo did one of the best things it could to spur the sale of the new 3DS game console not long ago by reducing the price of the 3DS significantly. Nintendo is also set to offer some appealing new games and a cool new feature for the console as well. More games is the next big thing that the console needs with the lineup right now sparse and boring. The cool new feature coming to the consoles is 3D video recording.
One of the titles I remember playing on the Nintendo long ago was Star Fox 64. That was one of the coolest games and the game is now available fro the gamers with the Nintendo 3DS game system. The game is called Star Fox 64 3DS and it will be in stores tomorrow, September 9. Along with the game is also coming a new color for the Nintendo 3DS with a Flame Red option. That sounds much better than the teal and other color we have now.