The Average Gamer

Daily News – Huge Nintendo 3DS Price Cut, Mass Effect 2 DLC Sale and NFS: The Run

Well, the big news of the day is the hefty 3DS price drop. Wow!

Nintendo 3DS Console:

From the 12th Aug 2011 Nintendo are cutting the price of their 3DS console. Based on the announced price cut in Japan (from £196 to £118), we are looking at ~30% reduction in the UK retail price. As you can see from our Nintendo 3DS – Best Cheap Deals post the price in the UK does vary a lot, so we don’t know yet what price the 3DS is going to drop down to after this cut.

For the early adopters of the system, Nintendo is offering access to the loftily titled “Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme.” Members of this program will get to download 10 NES games and 10 Game boy and Game boy Advance games for free. The GBA games will be exclusive to the program members.

Note: You need to connect to the Nintendo eShop at least once before 23:59 on the 11th Aug 2011 in order to qualify for these free games.

NES games:

  • Super Mario Bros
  • Donkey Kong Jr
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Plus 5 unannounced games

Game Boy Advance games:

  • Yoshi’s Island
  • Super Mario Advance 3
  • Mario Kart
  • Super Circuit, Metroid
  • Metroid Fusion
  • WarioWare
  • Inc.: Minigame Mania
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong
  • Plus 2 unannounced games

48-hour SEGA iOS games sale:

SEGA have slashed the prices of their iPod/iPhone and iPad games for 48 hours. Either search for SEGA on the app store or click on this link to open up the SEGA app store page in iTunes.

SEGA - iTunes Sale

SEGAs 48-hour iOS game sale

Mass Effect 2:

Until the 1st Aug 2011 there’s 50% off the following DLC packs for Mass Effect 2 on the Xbox 360. Price shown below is the sale price:

  • Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker (280 MS Points)
  • Mass Effect 2: Arrival – (400 MS Points)
  • Mass Effect 2: Kasumi – Stolen Memory (280 MS Points)

Change your gamertag:

From the 2nd – 8th Aug, Microsoft are knocking 30% off the price to change your gamertag. During this period it will cost 560 MS Points to change it. I only wish Sony would offer this service on PSN.

Need For Speed: The Run:

Finishing off today’s news is the “Run to the hills” trailer showing one of the driving stages from the game without a single on-foot section in sight.