Going cheap

The 3DS has had a sluggish sales start so far but Nintendo is hoping to give the machine a kick start in Japan with a huge price drop effective 11th August.

The recommended retail price will drop from 25,000 Yen (around $317 / £196) to 15,000 Yen ($190 / £117), a huge decrease this early in the console's life span.

A similar price drop will come to Europe and North America between July and September, though details of this are yet to be announced.

[source nintendo.co.jp]