If you have been around and about the UK in the last few days whilst carrying your 3DS with you (watch out for the looters!) you may well have noticed increased Wi-Fi coverage. The reason for that is that since Tuesday new hotspots have been made available for 3DS owners by The Cloud, a Wi-Fi provider. These were already available across all McDonald’s restaurants in the UK, but this move sees a wider distribution of access points.
5000 new hotspots have been added in total, an action that should please customers looking to buy the handheld at the new reduced price that is due to take effect starting tomorrow. Prices for the console are already expected to hit as low as £115 with games also seeing a reduction in some stores to £25. To announce the venture, Nintendo UK marketing director Dawn Paine stated that; “The Cloud partnership represents another exciting step that will continue to expand its appeal and encourage owners to take their Nintendo 3DS systems with them wherever they go, offering different and unique experiences everyday.” At this rate when Mario Kart 7 launches in November there shouldn’t be a problem finding an online game, wherever you are!
[source link=”http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/194972/20110809/nintendo-extend-free-wifi-offer-to-3ds-console-owners-games.htm”]International Business Times[/source]