The price of the Nintendo 3DS in the US is dropping on August 12th from $249 to $169. Other regions are getting a similar price break as well. Hey, but what about US gamers that have already shelled out for the full price? Gamers that have logged into the eShop at least once before the price cut will get 10 free NES virtual console games September 1st, plus 10 more Game Boy Advance virtual console games.
This is likely due to wanting to compete with the upcoming Vita. Nintendo plans to sell 16 million 3DS units in the financial year, but still slashed its financial projections for the year from ¥110 billion to just ¥20 billion.