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Nintendo Announces Price Drops and New amiibo bundles

Nintendo of America and Nintendo Canada announced price drops for select Nintendo games today, a New 3DS bundle, and some new amiibo bundles. We have the details below!


Nintendo Selects is a series of games that have been out for awhile and have gotten a price drop. In America, the price drop is $19.99 and in Canada the price drop is $29.99. We have a press release from Nintendo Canada below (includes some pictures with the NOA prices):



Other Deals Include Mario-Themed New Nintendo 3DS and New amiibo Bundles

VANCOUVER, B.C., Aug. 9, 2016 – Everyone deserves to have a little fun before back-to-school season begins – and this applies to both kids and their parents. August 19 marks the debut of a new Mario-themed New Nintendo 3DS system that comes with the Super Mario 3D Land game pre-installed at the low suggested retail price of only $199.99. Starting on Aug. 26, Nintendo rolls out a stellar set of offers for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, including some of Nintendo’s biggest hits dropping to a suggested retail price of $29.99 each, like Animal Crossing: New Leaf and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. And starting on Sept. 9, five convenient bundles each packed with a select Wii U game and an amiibo figure will be available. All of these great deals make getting ready for school a much more entertaining (and affordable) process.

“These back-to-school deals are some of the best and most varied we have ever offered,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “Now is clearly the best time to get started on your essential Nintendo game collection.”


Super Mario 3D Land Edition New Nintendo 3DS: On Aug. 19 , a New Nintendo 3DS bundle that includes the system, the wildly fun Super Mario 3D Land game pre-installed and two extra interchangeable Mario-themed cover plates (one inspired by Mario and one featuring 8-bit renditions of classic Nintendo characters) will go on sale at a low suggested retail price of $199.99. New Nintendo 3DS is more compact than New Nintendo 3DS XL and also sports removable cover plates that let you customize the system’s look. New Nintendo 3DS is one of the most versatile video game systems out there, and this price (with an included game!) really can’t be beat. The suggested retail price is $40 less than the suggested retail price of any New Nintendo 3DS bundle previously offered. For more information about New Nintendo 3DS, visit en_CA/3ds/.


Great Games for Under $30: On Aug. 26, some of Nintendo’s most popular and premium Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games are joining the Nintendo Selects honor roll of games sold at a suggested retail price of only $29.99. The list of games being added to the Nintendo Selects collection is as follows:




Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Nintendo 3DS

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

Nintendo 3DS

Tomodachi Life

Nintendo 3DS

LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins

Nintendo 3DS

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Wii U

Nintendo Land

Wii U

LEGO® City Undercover

Wii U


This is in addition to the dozens of Nintendo Selects games already available, from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for Nintendo 3DS to Super Mario 3D World for Wii U. Check out the other Nintendo Selects games at CA/nintendo-selects.


Wii U Games + amiibo Bundles: Starting on Sept. 9, select Wii U games will be packaged with specific amiibo at a suggested retail price of only $49.99 each. These bundles are a great way for players to be introduced to the world of Nintendo’s amiibo figures (and to have something to talk about with friends on the school bus). When tapped to the Wii U GamePad controller, each of the amiibo figures included in the bundles will unlock something special in its respective game. The bundles include:


Wii U Game

amiibo Character


Yoshi’s Woolly World

Pink Yarn Yoshi

Activates “Double Yoshi” in single-player mode, allows players to save favorite collected patterns to the amiibo figure

Yoshi’s Woolly World

Light Blue Yarn Yoshi

Activates “Double Yoshi” in single-player mode, allows players to save favorite collected patterns to the amiibo figure

Mario Party 10


Play with and customize the amiibo in Party Mode

Mario Party 10


Play with and customize the amiibo in Party Mode

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker


Unlocks a hide-and-seek challenge


For more information about amiibo, visit en_CA/amiibo.


Nintendo 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for a Suggested Retail Price of Only $109.99: Available now, the affordable and kid-friendly portable Nintendo 2DS system is ideal for parents looking to purchase a Nintendo system for their youngest gamers (and star students!) The system can play nearly every Nintendo 3DS game in 2D, is available at a suggested retail price of only $109.99 and specifically marked packages of the system include the hit Mario Kart 7 racing game, pre-installed. Combining this great package with one of the newly available Nintendo Selects games for Nintendo 3DS gives you a new Nintendo system and two awesome games – all for the great value of less than $140. For more information about Nintendo 2DS, visit en_CA/2ds. “

In the America, the amiibo bundles are $39.99, the New 3DS bundle will be $149.99, and the 2DS is currently $79.99.

All of the games that have been priced drop are really good, especially New Leaf, Tomodachi Life, Wind Waker, and Lego City Undercover! If you have a chance to get these games for a lower price, I say go for it!

The new New 3DS bundle looks fantastic. I wish it had been out when I got my New 3DS. I think the two cover plates that come with it look very nice too.

Are you planning to get any of the priced dropped games? What about the New 3DS or the amiibo bundles? Let us know in the comments!


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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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