Nintendo 3DS Price Drop, Free Games for Early Adopters

Due to the lack of games and sales of the 3DS, Nintendo has announced a price drop of their latest handheld gaming system. On August 12, Nintendo will drop the price from $249 to $169.

Early adopters are unsurprisingly angry about the news which has prompted Nintendo to compensate consumers that purchased the device before the price drop.

Nintendo has said you must be logged into the eShop at least once before the price cut to claim your 20 free games your choice will consist of 10 free NES virtual console games available September 1st, plus 10 more Game Boy Advance virtual console games that will be released by the end of the year.

How do you feel about the early price cut? Are the 20 games enough to make it worth the extra $80 you paid?

Update: According to Cheep Ass Gamer, Wal-Mart will drop the price of Nintendo’s 3DS an entire 3 days before anyone else. Anyone who buys the 3DS at Wal-Mart between August 9th-11th will not only get the lower price but will also be eligible to download the 20 free digital games as long as they sign into the eShop before 11:59pm on August 11th.