>Price cut August 12 of Nintendo’s 3DS handheld.

>For you holding off on purchasing a Nintendo 3DS there is a price drop August 12th.  Nintendo was hoping to sell 16 million units by the end of the year.  If you have a youngin in your family going cross-eyed waiting to afford the 3DS, then Christmas may come a little early.  The list price is 249.00 currently and it should be slashed by $80.00 in the next couple of days for US consumers.  Early adopters should not feel cheated, reports coming in that current owners of the 3DS will get 20 free games.  So far US sales are about 830,000 units.

Why the price change?  Mobile gaming on tablets and phones seems to be the answer.  At the week at the beach this year in our family the iPad was the game system most coveted by a dozen or so cousins and nephews and nieces.