Iwata addresses current 3DS owners in letter


Nintendo announced a significant price cut for the 3DS last week, but current owners of the handheld haven’t been too happy about the news. Now Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has addressed those customers.

Iwata published a letter to Nintendo fans on the company’s Japanese website. In it he details the price cut as a "necessary" step, but still acknowledges early customers of the handheld system.

"Those customers who purchased the 3DS at the very beginning are extremely important to us," he explained. "We know that there is nothing we can do to completely make up for the feeling that you are being punished for buying the system early. Still, we would like to offer the following as a sign of our appreciation to you."

Iwata then went on to talk about the "3DS Ambassador" program, which gives early customers access to 10 free Virtual Console and Game Boy Advance games. They include titles like Super Mario Bros. and Metroid Fusion.

The holiday releases for Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 were also mentioned in the letter. With those two big games and a price drop on the horizon, hopefully sales for the 3DS will pick up in the coming months.

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Author: Anthony LaBella View all posts by
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