Pre-order sales for Nintendo Co.’s Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS increased this week at Amazon.com Inc. post an announcement to price cut the 3DS hardware to Nintendo 3DS handheld to $169.99.
This week, Super Mario 3D Land held a 64 percent sales increase to rank at No. 240 in Amazon’s Video Games division.
Super Mario 3D Land is a brand new 3D adventure that now includes the trademark Tanooki Raccoon Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3 for use in new 3D levels.
It will be sold in Nov.
Nintendo in Apr. said the Nintendo 3DS sold 3.61 million by end of the fiscal Mar., below the company’s four million unit projection.
Users who login with a wireless broadband connection prior to Aug. 11 will be included in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program to allow current owners to download 20 free games from the Nintendo eShop, including 10 NES Virtual Console titles and 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console titles.
Nintendo in July began offering streaming functionality by Netflix Inc. and a short-form video service to view 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and music videos will be enabled in the future.
The company in July released a new system update for the Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo released Nintendo 3DS handheld launched with 18 software titles Mar. 27.
Third-party titles include Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, The Sims 3, Madden NFL Football, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, Ridge Racer 3D, Super Monkey Ball, Bust-A-Move Universe, Samurai Warriors, Asphalt 3D, Combat of Giants, Rayman 3D, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars.
Titles carry an MSRP of $39.99 each.
The Nintendo 3DS includes two screens, a 3D Depth Slider, a Circle Pad, and a 2GB SD Card.
Functionality includes StreetPass to exchange game data between owners who pass one another.
Additionally, the hardware includes the Nintendo 3DS Camera software, Mii Maker, and the Nintendo eShop to download new software.
The Nintendo 3DS includes 3-D display technology that does not require the use of special glasses.
In addition, the 3DS is backwards compatible with Nintendo DS and DSi games.