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Nintendo has a deal on a few titles this week for the 3DS that sees five popular games get a $10 price cut to $29.99.
On April 22, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Mario Kart 7, New Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario 3D Land will all have this discount in stores and in the Nintendo eShop.
Polygon reported that Mario Kart 7, Super Mario Land 3D, and New Super Mario Bros 2 are the top selling 3DS games of all time, and have each sold over 2.15 million copies. The five combined titles have moved over nine million units.
In other Nintendo news, a trio of classic Gameboy Advance games arrived for $7.99 on the Wii U on April 3; Advance Wars, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Metroid Fusion. On April 10, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$! launched on the Wii U for $6.99.
Super Mario Bros. 3, F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, an Golden Sun are dated for April 17. SMB3 is for the Wii U and 3DS, and is only $4.99.
F-Zero is $6.99 and Golden Sun is $7.99. Both are for the Wii U. On April 24, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 will be launched on the Wii U for $7.99.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata made the announcement that these game were coming at last month's Nintendo Direct presentation. The first confirmed games for the Virtual Console were: Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 with new games being added every month.
Japan will first receive Super Mario World, WarioWare, Golden Sun, F-Zero, and Advance Wars. On April 30, The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, Wario Land 4, Mario Tennis Advance, and Mario & Luigi RPG will be added.
A lot of Game Boy Advance games are already available online for the 3DS, and it is questionable as to why the games are not being put out with a focus on handheld. Either way, early comments and reactions for the news have been in favor of the idea as Nintendo continues to bring its classics back.