Target Corp. stores this week began offering a $25 Bonus with the purchase of Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS handheld in a new promotion.

Through Nov. 19, customers who purchase the Nintendo 3DS will receive a $25 Gift Card instantly.

Nintendo in Nov. said the Nintendo 3DS has sold 1.65 million units in the U.S.

It price cut the handheld to $169.99 in Aug.

New titles include Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 Dec. 4.

Nintendo in Oct. posted a $927 million loss in the first six months of the fiscal year amid slow sales for current products.

Between Apr. and Sept, the company cited the Aug. price cut for the Nintendo 3DS handheld, lower sales, and a strong yen which totaled to heftier losses. Exchange rate losses totaled to $689 million.

Nintendo forecast an annual net loss of $264 million and lowered net sales to $10.4 billion from $11.9 billion for the year ending Mar. 2012.

The price reduction of the Nintendo 3DS increased hardware sales to 3.07 million units and 8.13 million units of software.

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