Since launch the Nintendo 3DS has sold rather poorly due to the lack of supporting software and some felt that the price just wasn't right. Nintendo took note and responded; massive 3DS price cut to take effect from August the 11th, this year. New price of a 3DS system will be at $169.99 in America. European customers will also receive the newly revealed price cut, approximately a third from current price tag.
Loyal Nintendo customers who purchase the 3DS before August 10th receive a special offer which includes 20 free eShop titles (10 NES, 10 GameBoy Advance). You must sign into the eShop at least once prior to August 10th to be eligible for the free games. The line-up for NES Virtual Console includes Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Balloon Flight, Ice Climber, The Legend Of Zelda and finally five other games which have not been specified. GameBoy Advance Virtual Console titles will include Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart Advance, Metroid Fusion, Made in Wario, Mario vs Donkey Kong, and five to be confirmed titles.
Interestingly Nintendo have stated that all non-ambassadors will be unable to gain access to these free virtual console titles. Additionally all GameBoy Advance games will lack any kind of manual viewing and also whilst playing these GBA games SpotPass/StreetPass functionality will be disabled.
One last thing to remember; downloading these selective tittles onto your 3DS system will be something of a permanent matter once Nintendo publically releases software in regards to transferring games to and from other 3DS systems.