Nintendo 3DS Ambassador programme


05/08/2011

Nintendo has recently announced a global change in the trade pricing policy of Nintendo 3DS. This will be applicable from August 12th.

There have been times in the past when we, Nintendo, have marked down the trade prices for our video game machines a certain amount of time after launch to further accelerate adoption of the hardware, but never in Nintendo’s history have we dropped a system’s trade price so significantly less than 6 months after launch.

We are aware this may cause you, the loyal fans who supported Nintendo 3DS from the beginning, to lose trust in us, and this is not our intention in any way.

All of you who have kindly supported Nintendo 3DS from the beginning are Nintendo’s most important customers. Although we may not be able to completely prevent you from regretting purchasing Nintendo 3DS early, we would like to express our gratitude to our special customers like you by offering 20 free downloadable games.

These free games are available to anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS system in South Africa.  To qualify for these free games you need to perform two simple system updates.  The first system update which must be performed before 23:59pm (Central European Time) on August 11th makes you eligible for the programme and the second system update, which you need to conduct later in the year, will enable you to download the 20 free titles.

In order to perform the system update you need to Open the System Settings from the HOME Menu, Select OTHER SETTINGS,  Scroll to the right and select SYSTEM UPDATE.  Please note that a wireless Internet connection is required in order to update.

For information and a tutorial video on how to connect your Nintendo 3DS to the Internet, please visit the Nintendo 3DS website here

If you perform these two system updates then later in the year you will be able to download 10 NES™ Virtual Console™ games at no charge including Super Mario Bros.™, Donkey Kong Jr.™, Balloon Fight™, Ice Climber™ and The Legend of Zelda™.  In addition you will be able to download for free 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games. These include games like Yoshi’s Island™: Super Mario™ Advance 3, Mario Kart™: Super Circuit, Metroid™ Fusion, WarioWare™, Inc.: Minigame Mania and Mario vs. Donkey Kong™.

More details about this programme will be announced in the future.