Nintendo DS Lite Drops To $99.99, Mario Games Receive New Packaging
Now you can grab one of the best selling portable systems for a great price. In other news, Mario games go red.
It was bound to happen. With 3DS on the market and DSi/DSi XL still going strong, it was only a matter of time before Nintendo slashed the price of DS Lite.
That time is now.
The publisher just announced that the pint sized portable, which has sold over 48.9 million systems in the U.S. alone, is now available for $99.99.
In addition, and because everyone loves Mario, the company will repackage six of the plumber's DS adventures in red, making them easier to identify to consumers.
New Super Mario Bros.: more than 9.25 million units sold.
Mario Kart DS: more than 7.40 million units sold.
Super Mario 64 DS: more than 4.34 million units sold.
Mario Party DS: more than 3.27 million units sold.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story: more than 1.98 million units sold.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!: more than 1.01 million units sold.
"From the moment it launched, Nintendo DS Lite hit a sweet spot for consumers in terms of value, experience and fun," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "This new price point will introduce Nintendo DS Lite to even more consumers, and the new red packaging will make it easy for them to find their favorite Mario titles."
Bottom line, this is a good deal for lower income families hoping to game on a budget. At the same time, we wish Nintendo revealed a new price point for those Mario titles, instead of just altering the respective cases.