Wal-Mart to slash price of 3DS three days before the official price launch

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  1. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Smart move Wally World.
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    D'awwww!!! Sucks when you're broke. :( 
     
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    Annnnnnnd there goes the compensation.
     
  7. Gigatron_2005

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    Excellent deal for those looking into a 3DS. Get the hot new price and if you log into the eShop before the official price cut, you get 20 free games.
     
  8. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    I'm tempted to do this, but I wonder if Walmart will sell out rapidly before hand.

    Tried asking Best Buy about the drop, but the one near me says they are refusing price adjustments.

    Target is oblivious and apparently their policy will not much price drops.
     
  9. magmatron

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    Walmart wants to catch people who want both cheap prices and free games. They'll lose money with this deal, though.
     
  10. Ribieconvoy

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    Eh, not sure how I feel about this. If anything, I feel Nintendo should've announced the price drop sooner. Now, people will take advantage of the system like with Best Buy's policy, and especially this deal, to get the free games AND 8 bucks off. I think that's OK, heck, it's smart, I just think that Nintendo was a little bit weird with their timing, because both retailers AND Nintendo themselves are losing money because of it. I don't really mind that much though since I still think the 3DS is worth 250 bucks. I STILL like it more than my Wii, even after the "new console appeal" has worn off.
     
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    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    Have they announced all the games that will be available to download for free?
     
  12. Treadshot A1

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    Good news for those who don't have one yet. I was lucky, i bought mine a while after launch ($350), but it was on sale so i only paid (~$280). I suppose this is just my situation repeated for more people. :) 

    BTW, how does one get the free games?
     
  13. magmatron

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    There are still 5 unrevealed games for each console.
     
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    Uhhhh... as crooked as it may be, I'M buying a 3DS Tuesday so...
     
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    My kids were playing one of the demo ones at Walmart last week,and I gotta say the 3D sure is annoying.I watched them for a couple minutes and I couldn't take anymore.They even said it was pretty bad.
     
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    i think the 3D is awful.
     
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    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    To see the 3D correctly, you need to have the console oriented DIRECTLY in front of you, as if you were holding it. Otherwise it looks like a blurred mess. Aside from that, you can use the 3d slider to change the intensity or even turn it off.
     
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    Still a fantastic system.
     
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    Thinking about getting it just for the Street Fighter game. :) 
     
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