This may be the first time in history where a console price cut has been something a company's apologized for. The controversy surrounding the early slash of the 3DS' price tag has promoted Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata to pen a full apology note to fans who may feel betrayed.
As already revealed, Nintendo is offering ten NES games and ten GBA titles to early adopters, patronizingly named "3DS Ambassadors" by the company. Despite this, Iwata still felt the need to defend the cut, calling it a "drastic step" that was taken out of necessity "to ensure that large numbers of users will continue to enjoy the 3DS in the future."
He has stated "that there is nothing we can do to completely make up for the feeling that you are being punished for buying the system early," and added that the fans are still "extremely important."
Having to say sorry for a price drop. Only with Nintendo could something so ... bizarre ... happen. Check out the full apology below ...
Letter translated by Giant Bomb.
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