Nintendo finally account a price drop for the DS – a pretty substantial price truth be told.  Starting August 12th, Nintendo will drop the price of their latest handheld from $249 to $169.  Making early adopters (like myself) cringe and rage (I pre-ordered from Amazon)…rage for a few minutes anyway.  For anyone who connects to the Nintendo eShop before August 11th gets 20 free games – 10 free NES Virtual Console games and 10 free GBA games from the Nintendo eStore.

 It’s not 100% clear yet whether these are specific games we are being given for free, or whether we have credit for up to 20 free games (I’m hoping it’s the latter, truth be told).  Anyway, hopefully this will calm down some of the “Nintendo is failing and dying!” BS that’s been flying around, and maybe we can get back to focusing on what a great platform Nintendo has created, and what great things we can do with it.

So, crossing my fingers next for an SDK (slim chance I know, but a man can dream…)

Via USA Today – Nintendo drops price of 3DS to $170