Nintendo America has made the announcement that their popular handheld console is dropping in price.
From June 5th onward you can pick up a DS Lite for just $99. The company also announced the repackaging in red of their Mario games lineup in order that they stand out more on shelves; games include New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart DS, Super Mario 64 DS, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! and Mario PartyDS.
Currently the DS Lite is listed for $129 on Amazon, but come next week you’ll be able to snag one for $99.
From the press release:
The portable Nintendo DS™ Lite system is getting a new suggested retail price. Effective June 5, the system will be available at a suggested retail price of just $99.99 in the United States. The Nintendo DS family has become the best-selling video game system in history. More than 48.9 million systems in the Nintendo DS family have sold in the United States alone. Also in June, six Mario™ games for Nintendo DS will receive new red packaging, making it easier than ever for consumers to identify these hit titles in stores.