Nintendo’s dropping the price on the 3DS from $250 to $170 on Aug. 12. But, what if you’re one of the early adopters who bought a 3DS prior to the price drop?
Never fear, Nintendo considers you an “Ambassador” and wants to give you 20 (yes, 20) free games. The titles include such classics as Super Mario Bros, the original Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong Jr, and newer Gameboy Advance titles like Metroid Fusion, Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit and more.
To be eligible for the free games, you need to connect your handheld system to the Nintendo eShop via wifi at least once before Aug. 12. Once you do that, your system will be automatically registered for the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program.
Details for the promotion can be found on the Nintendo site.
If you’ve been waiting to get a 3DS, this may be a great time to snag one, even before the price drop. If the average game price is $5-$8 each for the 20 games, that’s between $100-$160 worth of games for only $70 if you purchase the unit now and register it with the eShop for the promotion.