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from Nintendo’s Facebook page:
Heading to Best Buy? Connect your Nintendo 3DS to Nintendo Zone and use your system as a coupon to get 50% off select Nintendo 3DS titles! To learn more, visit www.nintendo.com/3ds/hotspots. Like this post if you’re ready for savings! US only.
Nintendo hasn’t stated specifically what games would be on sale, so I guess you have to head on over to your local Best Buy to find out.
Today, I stopped into my local Best Buy to see if they had the new and publicly available Super Mario 3D Land demo on hand to try out. They didn’t have it.
So, I’m walking around looking at games and I remember that I have the Nintendo Zone app, so I pull out my 3DS and notice that I actually have a blue spotpass notification lighting up. So I open that up and I have a notice from Best Buy telling me that I get a free code for that Pokémon Rumble Blast game, which is out now, btw. Well, I don’t have the game and don’t plan on getting it, but here’s what the notice reads:
You’ve received a password to get your own special Toy Pokémon Gallade! The password is 35356928. To get Gallade, launch the Pokémon Rumble Blast game from your Nintendo 3DS system and find Munna in Easterly Town (the second town you will visit in the game). When you talk to Munna, a password screen will appear. When you enter the password correctly, Munna will tell you where to find Gallade in Toyland!
Earlier today, I got a chance to stop in at Best Buy and pick up my copy of Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions (which is on sale, btw) while also checking out a somewhat new-ish feature on the 3DS called Nintendo Zone. This Best Buy exclusive feature works via Streetpass. My 3DS was already Streetpass activated, so as soon as I opened my unit up (which was already on while I was hanging out in the video game section) it automatically downloaded the service and placed an icon on my dashboard, which is still there.
In fact, I was given the option to save each individual page I visited at the Best Buy store to take home with me and view them whenever I wanted. So, I saved the ones that I could and the pictures you see below were taken at my home, after the fact. So naturally, once you leave the store, you lose your connection to the Nintendo Zone. There’s no revisiting it online over Wi-Fi since it’s strictly a feature of Best Buy’s retail stores.
The application’s interface is pretty slick actually. Pages load fast and the videos are of high quality, some of them even nicer than what we get in the eShop, which I was somewhat surprised to see. The Nintendogs video in particular is the best one yet. The lack of compression was nice, plus the 3D effect was great.
Check out some more photos I took of the pages I visited after the break:
Downloadable games. 3D videos. Online play with friends. Thanks to Nintendo HotSpot Partners like AT&T, Best Buy, and Simon Malls, it’s easier than ever to access a range of amazing content from you Nintendo 3DS system while on the go.
- Automatic and free access at over 25,000 locations across the country
- SpotPass game and video content sent automatically to your system*
- Nintendo eShop access to download games and other software
- Ability to play compatible Nintendo 3DS games online with others
- Special offers and promotions from HotSpot partners
While I don’t see myself using this service much, if at all, it’s nice to know it exists for on-the-go gamers everywhere.