DS Lite Price Drop (Finally) and New Mario-Red Packaging

on May 31, 2011 2:30 PM

After almost 5 years, the Nintendo DS Lite has finally gotten a drop in price. Starting June 5th, the DS Lite will drop from 129.99 to $99.99. Also, six Mario games for DS will come in a brand new red packaging that will make it easier (as if the the name “Mario” wasn’t enough) for consumers to make their purchasing decisions when it comes to hit games. These 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 Party DS.

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime made the following statement:

“From the moment it launched, Nintendo DS Lite hit a sweet spot for consumers in terms of value, experience and fun. This new price point will introduce Nintendo DS Lite to even more consumers, and the new red packaging will make it easy for them to find their favorite Mario titles.”

It’s interesting to note that there has been no mention of a price drop for these games. I guess if it can still sell at full-price, you might as well go for it.

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Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.