Nintendo DS Lite Drops To $99.99 and Mario Games Go Red

Effective June 5, the Nintendo DS Lite 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. We knew this was coming, but honestly I would have liked to see this product be even cheaper, say $79.99 and that would have really got the masses out. As is it’s not a bad deal though.

mario-red-boxesThe six Mario games that will begin sporting the new Mario-red packaging in June are 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. These games represent some of the best-selling fan-favorite Nintendo DS games of all time.

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