Nintendo, Best Buy Join Forces for Free 3DS Wireless Access

Posted by at 12:15 pm on May 17, 2011

Nintendo is teaming up with Best Buy to offer Nintendo 3DS customers free wireless access at more than 1,000 Best Buy stores.

Starting June 7, gamers with a Nintendo 3DS can connect at Best Buy via the portable device’s built-in Wi-Fi and Spot Pass, which automatically detects Nintendo Zone and other wireless access points. Users can then tap into exclusive offers from Best Buy, as well as entertainment content like gaming extras and movie trailers.

“We want our customers to fully tap into the potential of their Nintendo 3DS device,” Chris Homeister, senior vice president of entertainment for Best Buy, said in a statement.

“Best Buy provides a firsthand look at the platform with experts to help people understand everything it offers,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.

The Nintendo 3DS made its debut in the U.S. on March 27 for $249.99. By April 15, Nintendo said it sold “just shy” of 400,000 3DS units, though Nintendo president Satoru Iwata later said sales fell below expectations.

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