Pre-order sales for Nintendo Co.’s new Nintendo 3DS Flame Red SKU spiked this week at Amazon.com Inc. pending a price drop of the handheld hardware.
This week, the Nintendo 3DS Flame Red SKU held a 614 percent sales increase to rank at No. 117 in Amazon’s Video Games division.
It will launch concurrently with the title Star Fox 64 3D.
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.