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Nintendo of America Cuts Prices of Five Big Nintendo 3DS Hits

by Daan Koopman - April 14, 2014, 5:25 am PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Nintendo of America

And it is quite a nice selection as well!

Five Nintendo 3DS titles will be seeing a price reduction in the United States starting April 22.

The selection includes Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. These titles will be soon available digitally and physically for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

These five titles sold over 9 million copies combined and in the United States alone. Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 performed the best, with each selling over 2.15 million copies.

Nintendo News: Nintendo Cuts the Prices of Five Great Nintendo 3DS Games

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Five great Nintendo 3DS games, including the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time, are getting a new lower price. Together these five games have sold more than 9 million combined physical and digital units in the United States alone, and represent some of the most fun game experiences available today. The five games are must-haves for anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system, and their new price represents an even better value for consumers.

Starting April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in retail stores at a suggested retail price of just $29.99 each.

In order, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 represent the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time in the United States – each one has sold more than 2.15 million physical and digital units in the U.S. alone. All five of the newly discounted games star classic Nintendo characters and franchises, and their strong sales over time demonstrate the longevity of Nintendo’s games. The games make great gifts, engaging entertainment for families and other spring break travelers, or just a way to introduce kids to the fun of video games.

For more information about these products, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

*Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

Talkback

Got the good games and Mario 2 already (so everything bar New Leaf). Good for those LTTP though.

Fatty The HuttApril 14, 2014

NSMB2 sold!
Of course, it will probably be $34.99 in Canada, if it goes on sale at all.

CericApril 14, 2014

Been holding out on Mario Kart 7 just for this day.

Leo13April 14, 2014

I love that they're doing this, it's just too bad that they didn't also include Fire Emblem, Star Fox 64, and Zelda Ocarina of Time.
For $30, I'd download Star Fox TONIGHT! But of the ones they are doing, Animal Crossing is the only one I don't have and I'm not interested.

KhushrenadaApril 14, 2014

Have them all but DKCR and having just played it and still playing Mirror Mode, really not interested in buying it again. Now, if like Leo13 mentioned, Star Fox 64, Ocarina of Time or even Kid Icarus were on sale, I could see myself picking up one of those games tonight. Alas, that is not the case.

Leo13April 14, 2014

Quote from: Khushrenada

Have them all but DKCR and having just played it and still playing Mirror Mode, really not interested in buying it again. Now, if like Leo13 mentioned, Star Fox 64, Ocarina of Time or even Kid Icarus were on sale, I could see myself picking up one of those games tonight. Alas, that is not the case.

I'll sell you kid Icarus. I lot of people love that game, but it's not for me.

magicpixieApril 14, 2014

Great news for me, I don't own any of those games!

EFYevanApril 14, 2014

I already have all of these games and I got most of them used for less than $30.

ToraApril 16, 2014

As if we didn't have enough of over saturated Mario.  DKCR 3D isn't even a good port/remake.

Quote from: Tora

DKCR 3D isn't even a good port/remake.

What makes you say that? I thought it did a good job of bringing it over, and without gyro controls.

AdrockApril 17, 2014

Some of the levels lack graphical detail found in the Wii version. Terrible port, 2/10. Would not recommend.

The frame rate is lower, and there are more load times in the 3DS version which is kind of weird considering the transition from optical media to ROM chips. Otherwise, it's a pretty faithful port. I really should use a wrist strap while playing this game because I'm constantly in danger of throwing my 3DS so some things haven't changed. While a higher frame rate is always welcome, Donkey Kong Country Returns isn't really a game that greatly benefits from being 60 frames per second like say, Super Smash Bros. or even F-Zero would.

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