Posted on August 9, 2011, Phil Owen Wal-Mart is, In Fact, Selling the 3DS At the New Low Price Today
It looks like last week’s report about Wal-Mart selling the 3DS at the new $169 price point before the established August 12 drop date is true, as many folks at CAG have been able to buy the thing at that price. Some folks have even been able to get Best Buy to price match somehow.
Meanwhile, the Wal-Mart website is only taking “pre-orders” for the $169 3DS, and those will ship on the 12th as they’re supposed to. Obviously, that makes this very much a your mileage may vary situation. But if you’re looking to get a3DS, it’s worth a shot, since getting it now and signing into the eShop before Friday will net you 20 free downloadable games down the line.