Nintendo Brings Heat to Black Friday With Flame Red 3DS Deal

Includes Super Mario 3D Land on the system

The Black Friday weekend is almost upon us, an annual shopping frenzy in North America that's gradually creeping into retailers in other territories. Naturally, companies are seeking attention and offering tasty deals to part you from your cash, and Nintendo's no different.

It's been confirmed that, starting on 23rd November, Nintendo will make available a new flame red 3DS bundle that includes Super Mario 3D Land on the system as a pre-installed file. This is a slight variation on a bundle from last year that included the same game as a boxed copy, so this time you won't have to worry about digging out the pesky game card if you want to play a few levels. It'll be available at a recommended cost of $169.99, a price that essentially makes the game free, judging by suggested retail rates.

The same press release also confirms that 3DS has sold nearly six million units in the U.S, though Nintendo will no doubt want that number to get a big boost over the Holiday period. If you're still on the fence about 3DS or the included Mario adventure, meanwhile, perhaps our Super Mario 3D Land review will help.