Yesterday, I gave a bit of attention to North Korea's communist/crypto-fascist/seriously-what-the-f&*? system, and the wily habits thereof. Now capitalism has made its move, leaving the masses spellbound with its promise of material abundance, low prices, and a conspicuous absence of matching brown jumpsuits.
First on the Imperialist menu, Best Buy is offering a "Buy one, get one 50% off" deal on PS3 and Xbox 360 games - sorry, Wii owners. Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the offer excludes pre-owned and pre-order games, but it's still quite a bargain for those who have been looking to expand their library.
However, the deal of the week definitely goes to Walmart. As anyone with the faintest interest in video games knows, Nintendo is dropping the price of the 3DS to $169.99, effective August 12th. Walmart has decided to throw caution to the wind and beat their competitors to the punch, offering an early price drop, effective immediately - still, it would be wise to check to make sure that your local store is participating in the offer. Aside from the whole "satisfying one's impatience" thing, activating a 3DS before Friday makes one eligible for Nintendo's Ambassador Program, allowing 20 free downloads from the Virtual Console - ten NES titles starting Sept 1st, and ten GBA titles by the end of the year.
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