Nintendo of America has announced that they will be dropping the price of the 3DS to $169.99, effective August 12. In case early adopters feel chaffed by the $80 price reduction coming less than half a year after the system launches, everyone who purchases the system before August 12 will receive 20 free games (10 NES and 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console titles).

For anyone who was on the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now, said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. We are giving shoppers every incentive to pick up a Nintendo 3DS, from an amazing new price to a rapid-fire succession of great games.