We'll take almost any encouragement to buy a bunch of games, and there's little better incentive than a package deal, through which we "save" money by buying more stuff. Retailer Toys R Us knows this, and has dangled the carrot of reduced-price DS games at us with a "buy one, get $10 off" sale. The ad says "all DS games," but the sale is actually restricted to a selection of TRU's offerings.
That's fine, though, because there's enough here for just about anyone to be driven into an impulse purchase! Standouts include Flash Focus, Professor Layton, WordJong, Cooking Mama 2, and even some pre-release stuff like Rondo of Swords! Or you could finally pick up the whole Imagine collection.
Still, we would be lying if we said we weren't jealous. All of our Toys R Us stores here only have clueless and apathetic employees.
We wonder if there would be a noticeable change in the GTS once a bunch of "legit" Mews is unleashed into the trading community. Would the relative barter value of Mews adjust? Oh, man, why is Pokémon economics suddenly so interesting? What is wrong with us?
Anyone planning on downloading Manaphy, or do you already have this one in your cruel collection of kidnapped creatures?
Anyway, if you have some spare time today, you might want to hit up the bargain bin at your local Toys R Us.
You'll only have until Saturday, however, as the sale only extends until then. And, as always with this sale, the cheapest game you pick up will be the title given for free from the retail chain. So, what will you be getting through the sale? As for us, we'd definitely like to get our hands on ... well, to tell the truth, we've pretty much got every game we could want.
Are we seeing early signs of a Japan-style Brain Age phenomenon? Should we start hoarding DS Lites?
Have you been completely assed out in your hunt for any Nintendo product? Never fear, for the rumor patrol reports that Toys 'R Us will have both Wiis and DS Lites in stock on February 11th. Don't get too excited just yet -- that's still a little over a week away, but depending on the competition in your area, you might want to start stocking up on your camping supplies.
Expect to see more DS Lites than Wiis, but since so many of our readers have been trying to get their hands on a handheld lately, we figure that's not exactly bad news.
We cannot possibly believe we missed this deal when our father site Joystiq reported on it, and just as soon as we realized there was a deal, we'd already found one flickr user who had taken full advantage of the deal to score some excellent games. With this user getting ahold of Mega Man ZX, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, and Clubhouse Games, we'd really like to know what you readers would get, so let us know!
So you don't want to spend $130 on a DS Lite? What about, say, $111?
That number sounds a little better huh? Toys R Us has a special running where you can buy a Nintendo DS Lite for $110.49.
We know that you can do this online by entering the code TRUS15P_sd2fh3 when checking out and shipping is included in the $110. But we aren't sure if this is available if you walk into a Toys R Us.
Anyway, it saves you a few bucks if you are a saver and saving an extra 20 bucks means the world to you.
[Via Go Nintendo]