Nintendo is giving us one of the best deals on handheld gaming in a very long time, offering “back-to-school” prices on the New 3DS and many 3DS and WiiU games. As an educator I don’t know how I feel about Nintendo associating themselves with going to school, but these deals are really too good to pass up.
If you have yet to purchase a New Nintendo 3DS system, August 26th is your time to shine. Starting on Aug. 26th, you can get a new Mario-themed 3DS bundle that includes the 3DS, an extra faceplate (because this edition is more customizable, which we haven’t seen much of in America until now), and Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed. The best part about this bundle is the price tag, coming in at $149.99. As a Nintendo fan who bought the New 3DS on its release day for $199, Super Mario 3D Land for $39.99, and an extra snap on case for $10, I can assure you that this deal is amazing and it demands to be respected. Super Mario 3D Land is one of my favorite games, with immense replay value. Bundling it with the New 3DS system is a pretty slick move.
But wait, that’s not all! There is more good news. Nintendo is expanding their Nintendo Selects, also starting on August 26. For those who may be unfamiliar, Nintendo Selects are essentially a “Best of Nintendo” line. Nintendo re-releases some of their most popular games for $20 each. TWENTY. DOLLARS. The last round of Nintendo Selects, which we got earlier this year in March, included Pikmin 3, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, just to name a few. Later this month we are getting even more $20 titles, which is truly a blessing to us all. This round of Selects will include:
- The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker HD (!!!!!!!!!!)
- Nintendo Land
- LEGO City Undercover
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
- Tomodachi Life
- nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends
- LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
The news doesn’t end there. There will be new Amiibo + game bundles, priced at $39.99 each. These include choice of pink or blue Yoshi with Yoshi’s Wooly World, choice of Peach or Bowser with Mario Party 10, and Captain Toad Treasure Tracker will come with a Toad Amiibo.
What do you think of Nintendo’s new announcements? Which Nintendo Select title are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!