According to reports, Nintendo and Best Buy have struck a deal to turn Best Buy stores into places for folks with the 3DS to hang out in. Starting this June, Best Buy will be offering free wireless access to 3DS owners inside 1,000 of their stores. Through the console’s SpotPass feature, 3DS owners will be able to take advantage of the free WiFi to download movie trailers, gaming extras and exclusive offers.
Besides letting 3DS owners have fun while inside Best Buy shops, this move will also let potential customers try out the 3DS firsthand in order to experience everything it offers. Sales of the 3DS haven’t been doing too well in the US and this new partnership will hopefully help Nintendo push out truckloads of units to consumers.
What do you think of this team up? Will it help generate a significant boost in sales of the 3DS? Or do you think that people are holding out on buying one now because of the lack of games?
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