Nintendo DS Lite Gets Price Drop

Nintendo has announced that they will be dropping the price of the Nintendo DS Lite in the US.

If you have plans to pick one up stateside you'll be able to plop down a cool $99 at any electronics retailer.

The price slash goes into effect on June 5 in the country. Also announced by Nintendo will be the Mario "Red Box" collection which will make it easier to identify those titles that star the little Italian plumber. These new "Red" titles will also be available in June.

The Mario titles to get the red treatment will be:

- New Super Mario Bros.
- Mario Kart DS
- Super Mario 64 DS
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minland Mayhem
- Mario Party DS
“From the moment it launched, Nintendo DS Lite hit a sweet spot for consumers in terms of value, experience and fun,” said NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime. “This new price point will introduce Nintendo DS Lite to even more consumers, and the new red packaging will make it easy for them to find their favorite Mario titles.”