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Australia 3DS Price Goes to $249.95 on 12th August

Posted by James Newton

Free games for everyone!

So we know about the European 3DS price drop and cheaper North American 3DS too, and now we have the next big piece in the puzzle: Australia.

Nintendo of Australia announced the 3DS will drop to AU $249.95 from 12th August, down from $349.95. New Zealanders, your price will be NZ $343.99.

As with the other territories, those who've already bought their machine and register it to the eShop before 11th August are eligible for 20 free games: 10 from NES and 10 from Game Boy Advance. Again, as in North America and Europe, the GBA games are exclusive to early adopters — buy your machine after 12th August and you might miss out.

This concludes the price drop information for today.

If you want to know more, we've put together a special Nintendo Ambassador, eShop and Virtual Console FAQ to help you out.

[via nintendo.com.au]

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User Comments (15)

Aviator

#1

Aviator said:

Considering this is just $50 more expensive than the Wii now, it's a pretty big drop. But still, I get my games, so I'm not complaining.

plus i didnt pay for the system

Vellosira

#2

Vellosira said:

The way I see it, you can either get a 3DS and a retail game or a 3DS and 20 downloadable games for the same price. Hmm...

Wheels2050

#3

Wheels2050 said:

Wow, that's a massive drop! Will be interesting to see what that does for sales...

skywake

#5

skywake said:

So I paid a $50 premium ($350? ha!) to get it early and I get a "bonus" 10 NES and 10 GBA games? Games that they'd probably charge something like $10 for and I'd probably end up buying a few anyway?

Sounds good to me.

WiiLovePeace

#6

WiiLovePeace said:

Wow, it works both ways in my eyes, although those 20 games sound pretty tempting to get it earlier... Might finally get a 3DS now, although I might not :P

GamerZack7

#7

GamerZack7 said:

Hopefully I can replace my 3DS before the 11th - those 20 free games are too good to miss. :)

sillygostly

#9

sillygostly said:

Cool. I've paid less than $283 for mine at launch and that came with a 3DS game (Shadow Wars), free shipping and Excitebike, so I'm not complaining. Plus I get 20 awesome games. Thanks, Nintendo. =D

So will I need to redeem the Club Nintendo code (which I have no intention of doing until Nintendo Australia introduce some decent gifts to the store), or will simply having signed into the eShop before August 11th be sufficient?

RedYoshi999

#11

RedYoshi999 said:

!!!!!!:D I only paid $298 for mine and got a free game and now I get 20 eshop games that are free and early/exclusive as well!! This is way better than the $100 price drop :D And I can't pay for eshop games without retail cards so they are actually gonna be my first downloads!

motang

#12

motang said:

Much needed to boost sale and not to mention to put up a good front again the onslaught of PS Vita.

JeanLuc_Vaycard

#13

JeanLuc_Vaycard said:

wow. Well I was pissed I bought it early but this is a nice bonus. Pretty good games too so I can't complain.

Henmii

#15

Henmii said:

Aw man, In Australia the 3DS was VERY VERY expensive! The price reduction brings it back to the original American/European level! It's a very crazy world!

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