Nintendo Cutting The Price Of Five Nintendo 3DS Games In North America

By Ishaan . April 14, 2014 . 5:19am

Nintendo are officially lowering the price on five Nintendo 3DS games in North America, the publisher announced this morning.


Starting April 22nd, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and New Super Mario Bros. 2 will permanently drop in price to $29.99 each.


The price drop will be reflected both at retail stores and on the Nintendo eShop.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    This is good news. Been thinking of picking up Animal Crossing for a while now.

    • It is good news! But the price drop isn’t significant… 34.99 to 29.99.

      • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

        That’s true, however, Nintendo doesn’t reduce their prices lightly so I’ll take it.

        • I feel that lol. I’m honestly probably gonna pick Animal crossing up soon too :) All I’m saying is that I wish the price drop was more significant.. 10 dollars off would be very much appreciated

          • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

            Yes, I do agree with you there.

  • $23890725

    Well that´s good and all but can´t they have price of on the same game in EU instead of always having shitty games no one will ever buy on sale ? But no all we European play´s are shitty games it´s seams like that why they are always on price. When I mean shitty games I mean shovelware or some crapy indy puzzel games.

  • Animal Crossing was 35 it’s not much of a change :C

  • Most places have these for $30-34 where I live, but what is good about setting the MSRP to this price is that stores don’t always follow MSRP so it is cheaper yet.

    I was hoping OoT was one of the games, but I don’t have DK yet!

  • Guest

    Good thing I sold my AC for something similar…

  • Zoozbuh

    People commenting below are right, to be honest. If anything, the UK/EU eShops are more in need of price drops for games. First party Nintendo games are basically NEVER discounted, and stay rock solid at £39.99 most of the time. (Luigi’s Mansion 2 got 20% off, but it was still more expensive than a boxed copy)

    • They’re almost never discounted in any region.

  • JMaster3000

    Yay! We Europeans must be pretty lucky!
    Our price tag is 40-45 Euro (55+ $)
    Nintendo, u don’t need to drop our prices :) We are happy with them + the 3rd party support is awesome too!

  • fairysun

    This is a good start, keep it up, Nintendo :D

    Hoping for Luigi’s Mansion discount.

  • thaKingRocka

    Nintendo adapting to the market with competitive pricing, demonstrating a basic understanding of capitalism?! I never thought I’d see the day. Good news for all. I might finally grab NSMB2.

    • decus

      I, uh, think they had capitalism pretty down pat before when they kept the prices the same and their games kept on selling and selling on the NDS, gameboy advance, gameboy, etc. This just shows they still understand how capitalism works since these 3DS games weren’t worth their proposed value in the eyes of the consumer, while past offerings were. Or, more accurately, retailers likely wanted the drop or else they’d start stocking less on their shelves or featuring the games as prominently.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    I don’t even remember when was the last time Nintendo made price drops on their titles. $10 off isn’t that big of a deal. If they were $20 off, then I’d be putting funds in mine and my family’s 3ds’

    • Last week. Wonderful 101 and Game & Wario hit $30, though the latter was only $40 to begin with.
      Last December they cut Nintendo Land to $30, bundled a controller and inexplicably removed it from the eshop.

  • Aaron K Stone

    Nintendo never has sales so maybe this is a portent of good things to come?

  • malek86

    This is very surprising from Nintendo. Stores here still are selling Super Mario 64 DS at full price.

    • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

      Yeah, same for the U.S. Kinda strange really. You’d think Nintendo would lower the price of that one all this time.

    • PreyMantis

      I guess this is why Nintendo is rich; their games don’t go down in price even after years of the initial release, and if they do, they’re rare. In comparison, other companies lower their games’ prices to gain more sales, which is not as great in the long run.

    • hazelnut1112

      Same goes for the first New Super Mario Bros. on DS.

  • Byron Kerrison II

    Damnit. damnit, damnit.

    I just wasted like $50 on PSN. That’s my budget for the next few months too.

    Good frickin’ game.

  • Eder García

    good news indeed, i was saving money for Pokemon X but i feel i will buy one of these games instead

  • Lavitz

    I always feel bad when I don’t buy a Nintendo game day one and then I don’t feel like paying full price for it months or years later because I expect older games to have price drops. This is nice.

  • Anthony Hadow

    These are some great game. If I didn’t have them already I would buy them. Lowered prices is always good news

  • J_Joestar

    what about in Canada?

  • Shadowman

    I don’t know I lost my MK7 and MK8 is next month

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Wow! I thought the sky would fall before the price of a Nintendo game lol

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Must be the end of the world

  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    Now if only older stuff like the Ocarina of Time 3D would go down to 20…

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