Nintendo 3DS now available for $169.99

Just a friendly reminder to all would-be Nintendo 3DS owners out there: the first-ever glasses-less 3D portable gaming system can now be had for just $169.99, a whopping 32 percent off the original retail price.

Just a friendly reminder to all would-be Nintendo 3DS owners out there: the first-ever glasses-less 3D portable gaming system can now be had for just $169.99, a whopping 32 percent off the original retail price.

Since its mostly underwhelming launch back in March, the 3DS has seen software updates that activated the eShop, Virtual Console, video marketplace, and access to Netflix .

We've since updated our in-depth review, covering all of the new functionality. While we wish there were more to report on the 3DS' gaming front, we're still left with games that have really yet to win us over. Of course we highly recommend the 3D reboot of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, but it's possible you played it the first time it was released 12 years ago on the Nintendo 64.

The new 3DS price goes into effect right now, but it may take a bit of time for online pricing to show up. If you're looking for a first-day purchase, heading out to a store may be the right approach.

The 3DS will also add a new color to its repertoire, Flame Red , this September.

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