1. Shiro09

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    I dont get it, does it mean will Australia get them on September 1st?
     
  2. Tonitonichopchop

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    Wow, this is fantastic. Imo, this was a very smart move for Nintendo to make, and it's nice they aren't cheating the people who did buy it early. Sales are definitely gonna go up.
     
  3. Nathan Drake

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    Fair enough. Maybe an offer for either or? Either two free 3DS games of your choice at any time (kind of like US manufacture coupons in stores), or the 20 free VC games. Of course, then they couldn't offer it in every region, then people would get angry about it even though they would well know the reasons why. I suppose the VC games are the safest route outside of just flat out sending people $80 each.
     
  4. Blaze163

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    The reason for the poor sales has nothing to do with the price, Nintendo. It's the distinct lack of noteworthy games. I've played pretty much every 3DS game currently available in the UK, bar Sims 3 and Green Lantern. And while most of them are decent, there's nothing that's truly dropped my jaw. The only game that came close was Dead Or Alive Dimensions, but the online is plagues with slowdown. Every game has its issues. Yeah, Zelda was fantastic but I can't give it any points because it was just as fantastic when it was new, it's just a bit shinier and easier for the 'tard demographic now.

    I'm hoping that the upcoming range of games will change my opinion, with Kid Icarus, Mario (both in and out of Kart), Resident Evil and more all looking like they'll justify the obscene ammount of money I've so far been pouring down a bottomless hole. But if Nintendo keep making stupid decisions like having Starfox's multiplayer totally redesigned but then not having it online then the system will keep losing support.

    What do you have to do to count as an ambassador, by the way? I bought my system full price at the midnight launch and I've at some point owned or at least played pretty much every game. I reckon I should be an obvious shoe-in for the position.
     
  5. KingVamp

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    I guess.

    I would be nicer if they just return the money into the eshop.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. ahtin

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    I want the discussion stay at a 3DS category but now lets talk at the frontpage and wait someone to lock this
     
  7. granville

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    I never said it was a rumor or that you didn't post it from an official source, i said your post only covered about 1/4 of this news and didn't cover the extras at all. Your post was also just a picture and a link (a link to only a small part of the news). I was already creating this topic before your post was made and was compiling ALL the information, not just a small part of it. Which is why i didn't credit you fully. When a magazine staff member credits someone for news, it's when the entire article is already written. In which case, they would credit you, lock the topic, and link to the ongoing discussion. As it is, your topic (while the first) did not give the entire picture. It was rushed and contains only part of it (and still does). In the future, if you want to be credited, post the entire story and make a more substantial post than just a picture and a link to only a small part of the entire story.
     
  8. Nathan Drake

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    @Blaze

    When the deal kicks in (August 11th or something), you just have to use wifi from what Nintendo has said. I would imagine you would have needed to connect it to the eshop at least once, though I'm not sure how exactly they're going about all of this.

    I don't know if there is official news about the program or price cuts in the NoE region yet though. You have to figure that Nintendo would officially put out a statement regarding it like they did with their other two core regions.
     
  9. relminator

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    This!
     
  10. SpaceJump

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    Do you have to choose one of those free VC games, or can you download all for free when you are in that ambassador program?
     
  11. granville

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    I don't think this needs to be locked, just merged. Ahtin gets full credit for breaking the Japanese price cut and i wish to convey my thanks to him for that. I posted a front page article that covered more of the entire story. I shall try to get these posts and this topic merged.
     
  12. skawo96

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    It's quite a smart move by Nintendo, because I see people on certain forums thinking about buying the system even before the cut to get the games, since they seem to be worth more than 80$.

    All for free.
     
  13. Nathan Drake

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    All 10 NES games and all 10 GBA games are free. You don't have to pick and choose, as it will be a specific 10 games for each available.
     
  14. ManFranceGermany

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    yea, like always!
    I wrote them an email, asking if they will make an price drop.
    I mean, 133€ in japan and 120€ in the usa must make them at least think about us europeans paying a "bit" to much!?
     
  15. ars25

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    awesome i can finally get it by Christmas and hopefully if my dad still has his job at target i will get a 10% discount on it [​IMG]
     
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    I was expecting this to happen, the $300-$350(Australian prices) price tag was just to make launch profit from early buyers, but it's a win, win situation for both early buyers and people who haven't bought the system yet, and now the 3DS has a better chance against PSVita, so I'm betting it's going to be DS vs PSP all over again now. good job nintendo [​IMG]
     
  17. MrShawnTRods

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    $170 is about £110 o.o
    Thats way cheaper than DSi.. heck thats cheaper than DS lite around its launch.

    They REALLY are trying to boost their sell desperately...
     
  18. Nathan Drake

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    lol merged the wrong way. [​IMG]
     
  19. skawo96

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    I'm assuming they will ass it up in Europe, and make it £150
     
  20. granville

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    Indeed, i should just quite mag staffing now. Next time i'll pm a mod. At least now i know how.
     
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