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Nintendo CEO issues 3DS “dramatic price drop” apology

Nintendo CEO issues 3DS “dramatic price drop” apology

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has published an apologetic open letter to Nintendo 3DS early-adopters, who "may feel betrayed" by the company's decision to slash the handheld's price to $169.99 mere months after its launch. The letter, available in Japanese on Nintendo's site and translated by Giant Bomb, blames a situation in the gaming segment that has "changed greatly" even in the short time since the 3DS went on sale.

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Dear Nintendo: How low can you go?

Dear Nintendo: How low can you go?

Nintendo tried to sweeten the news of its dramatically disappointing financial results, announced earlier today, with a pre-emptive price cut of the 3DS, but the outlook for the company is still grim. Adoption of the 3DS has been underwhelming, with a mere 830,000 sold in the US since its March 2011 launch. The specter of the PS Vita has been name-checked by many already today as one potential reason for consumer reticence, but there's more to Nintendo's struggle than Sony's incoming uber-handheld.

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Nintendo 3DS price slashed to $170

Nintendo 3DS price slashed to $170

Nintendo has slashed the price of the 3DS glasses-free 3D games console, less than four months after the handheld went on sale in the US, bringing the price down to $169.99. Launched in late March at $249.99, from August 12 you'll save $80: money that Nintendo is hoping you'll spend on one of its flagship games released in the run up to the holiday season, Star Fox 64 3D, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus.

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Nintendo 3DS sales frozen as Amazon investigates fault

Nintendo 3DS sales frozen as Amazon investigates fault

Amazon has frozen sales of the Nintendo 3DS, with the glasses-free 3D handheld currently listed as "under review" after customer complaints. Although sales through marketplace sellers continue, Amazon says will not be offering the 3DS itself until the issue has been rectified. The exact reason for the delay has not been specified, though some reports claim it's down to scratches on the top display from the clamshell design.

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Pokémon Rumble Blast 3D hits Nintendo 3DS on October 24

Pokémon Rumble Blast 3D hits Nintendo 3DS on October 24

Pokémon in 3D: does life get any better than this? Nintendo has announced its first Pokémon title specifically created for the 3DSPokémon Rumble Blast, complete with StreetPass support for challenging other gamers physically nearby, along with over 600 toy characters to collect. Launching on October 24, the new game will see group battles of multiple toy Pokémon all taking part at once, as well as familiar characters brought in from Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version.

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Nintendo unveils Wii Play: Motion and revamps Nintendo Download

Nintendo unveils Wii Play: Motion and revamps Nintendo Download

Nintendo is just coming off E3 where it unveiled some cool new stuff for gamers to look forward to. The gaming company has also announced a couple new things that will interest some gamers. One of the new items is a Wii Play: Motion game that also comes with the Wii Remote Plus controller. This is a follow up offering to the Wii Play that was around before Motion Plus debuted. The Wii Play: Motion will cost $49.99 and will include the controller and a game disc with 12 mini games.

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Nintendo Announces Red Color for 3DS and new Wii Sports Resort Bundle

Nintendo Announces Red Color for 3DS and new Wii Sports Resort Bundle

Nintendo just announced the 3DS will be available in new “Red Flare” on July 14, 2011. Aqua and Cosmo Black will still be available. A new software bundle was also announced for the Wii; it will include the console, the game Wii Sports Resort, the usual Wii controller, and a second controller in Aqua. The new Wii bundle will be available in white and black bundles, and is scheduled for release on the 23rd of June.

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PokeMon Black and White Announced for Nintendo 3DS Pokedex 3D in Tow – for FREE!

PokeMon Black and White Announced for Nintendo 3DS Pokedex 3D in Tow – for FREE!

During Nintendo's E3 2011 they ran through a barrage of games that included classics from the original Nintendo all the way up to the 3DS, for which they announced an enhanced version of PokeMon Black and PokeMon White, both of them including a brand new enhanced Pokedex (that being the wiki dictionary you use in the game to collect monster information.) This new Pokedex should enhance the game to a level where players of previous versions or even the first iterations of Black and White will want to move over to this device just to get a taste of the new system.

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