On 12th August Nintendo of America officially drops the price of 3DS to $169.99, and is compensating anyone who bought the machine at its earlier, higher price with 20 free Virtual Games from the eShop. What if there was a way to get both — the cheaper console and free games? Could you have your cake and eat it?

The answer is "yes" if your local Walmart is one of many stores across North America already selling the console at its discounted price. The Cheap Ass Gamer forums is filled with happy shoppers with till receipts showing their consoles bought at the lower price.

These consoles are also eligible for the Ambassador program and free eShop games if connected to the eShop before midnight tomorrow, 11th August.

If you try your local Walmart or other stores and have success nabbing your machine for cheap, let us know.

[source cheapassgamer.com]