Nintendo reacted to underwhelming sales of its new 3DS handheld system this week by announcing an impending price cut due to take effect August 12 worldwide. The new cost? $169.99. To ease early adopter's miffed minds, the company will give everyone who logs into its 3DS eShop prior to that date twenty free classic games from its beloved library. On this week's episode of Power Button, Brad Hilderbrand and I discuss what this all means to Nintendo, to you, and to Sony. After all, the competition is gearing up to launch its PlayStation Vita. We wrangle the issues and declare whether or not the 3DS is a smart purchase at this lower price. Prepare for forty-seven minutes of analysis! Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach all three of us via and you can even follow all of us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons, @aubradley84, and @JoeyDavidson or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.