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Nintendo 3DS Price Drop Hits on August 9th at Walmart


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:36 AM

According to a trusted source, Walmart will be dropping the price of the Nintendo 3DS on August 9th, 3 days before the official drop takes effect. This means savvy shoppers will be able to get the new low price and the 20 free downloadable games available as a reward to early adopters of the 3DS. Just connect to the Nintendo eShop at least once before 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Aug. 11 to qualify for the free games.

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#2 cRodz

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:39 AM

Get the new $169.99 price and the 20 free downloadable games.

A trusted source gave me the news.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:40 AM

Sounds good, no price matching funny business needed. Well, unless you buy a 3DS now.

#4 chronomac

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:41 AM

How long will this last?

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:41 AM

How long will this last?


Until Nintendo drops the price again

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:42 AM

Nice! I really didn't want to deal with the whole price guarantee thing at other retailers.

#7 ShockandAww

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:42 AM

How long will this last?

The $169.99 will be the new retail price and the free games will be available as long as you login to the eshop by Aug 12th I think it is.

Cheapy you have another disgruntled trader apparently.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:43 AM

I hope this is true. Cause I was on the fence..now I fell off.

#9 Lord_Kefka

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:44 AM

Very interesting. I wonder how Nintendo will react to this? I mean, you get both the price and the early adopter games.

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#10 chronomac

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:44 AM

So you can buy it at Wal-Mart from the 9th-11th for the lower price and get the games, but after the 12th starts, it's just the price?

#11 akalboy

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:45 AM

No hassle of price matching? This may push me to buy it now instead of Black Friday...

#12 thisboywillbreak

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:46 AM

So you can buy it at Wal-Mart from the 9th-11th for the lower price and get the games, but after the 12th starts, it's just the price?


Correct. Though I would think you have until 11:59 to get the free games, but it hasn't really been clarified which games will be available when.
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#13 FISSIONMAILEDGF

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:46 AM

Correct, if you buy before August 12th you'll only get the price reduction.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:47 AM

Figures this gets announced today after I bought one earlier at Best Buy, ugh, would've preferred avoiding the price guarantee charade.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:49 AM

Me too Sharkey. Oh well.

#16 TraBuch

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:50 AM

I find it somewhat odd that Nintendo is gonna be selling the DSi XL and the 3DS for the exact same price. Anyone think the DSi XL drops anytime soon?

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:51 AM

I think I'm gonna bite on this one now. Thanks OP. Since the Vita has been delayed, this looks like a good time to pick this up and play Zelda and RE. Looks like Walmart won over Amazon on this one imo. Let's see how Amazon will react. hehehe.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:51 AM

I will wait for some one to make sure this works before i rush out and buy one...

#19 mickleohb

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:02 AM

I wasn't planning on buying a 3DS any time soon, but this is very tempting...

#20 gotdott

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:12 AM

damn i wish i lived near a walmart

#21 GreenSpark

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:13 AM

There goes my plan on waiting until Black Friday! Guess i'll finally get to play my opened copy of Zelda come Tuesday:bouncy:

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:29 AM

I will wait for some one to make sure this works before i rush out and buy one...


Make sure what works?

If you're talking about the free games, that won't be up until September anyway.

#23 R0tatioNz

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:31 AM

Yo screw bb pm - woooot!

#24 jay_remedy

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:42 AM

Ahhh, do I buy it or wait for the next model? Decisions, decisions.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:43 AM

I bought one at BB the day of the price drop being announced. I hope this will be advertised so I can PM earlier than the 12th. I'm not nervous at all about BB honoring their policy but the sooner I can get it adjusted the sooner I'll quit thinking about it.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:44 AM

dang....wouldnt have wasted my time at bb if I'd known earlier
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:46 AM

Make sure what works?

If you're talking about the free games, that won't be up until September anyway.


he means the drop actually happened at WM on the 9th
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#28 crzyjoeguy

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:18 AM

hmmmm there is a walmart about 5 mins from me (walking) so i guess ill be going there on the 9th. thanks cheapy!
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:27 AM

damn i wish i lived near a walmart


Now, that's something you don't see very often.

Anyways, I hope the DSi gets a price drop pretty soon (be nice if the DS lite did as well).

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:28 AM

might price match at Best Buy in order to get reward zone points still