Nintendo Co. this week announced a wave of new software for the Nintendo 3DS post price cut of the handheld hardware.

New titles to be released to the Nintendo 3DS include Mario Tennis, Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, Capcom Co.’s Monster Hunter 3GS, Monster Hunter 4, Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Bravely Default, and Bandai Namco Group’s Gundam 3D Generation.

Previously announced titles to be sold in 2012 include Luigi’s Mansion 2, Kid Icarus and Paper Mario 3DS.

Nintendo in Aug. said U.S. sales for the Nintendo 3DS increased 260 percent in month-to-month data post price reduction of the handheld.

The Nintendo 3DS sold more than 235,000 units in Aug. to rank as the No. 2 best-selling game hardware for the month.

Nintendo concurrently sold 160,000 Nintendo DS units at U.S. retail in Aug.

Nintendo in Aug. price cut the Nintendo 3DS handheld to $169.99, 33 percent off the current $249.99 MSRP.

The Nintendo 3DS Flame Red SKU, which began sale Sept. 9, sells at $169.99.

New titles expected to boost 3DS sales include Super Mario 3D Land in Nov. and Mario Kart in Dec.

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.

The Nintendo eShop online store includes a free Pokedex 3D application to allow users to view Pokemon from Pokemon Black and Pokemon White in 3D.

Nintendo released Nintendo 3DS handheld launched with 18 software titles Mar. 27.

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.

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.

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