It’s a new take on the holiday bundle: according to Best Buy’s Black Friday ad, Nintendo DSi units are going to be available already loaded with DSiWare items to save new owners the trouble of downloading their favorites (and paying for them!) separately.
Nintendo’s traditional holiday handheld bundles have included retail games in the past (and sometimes unique systems!), but this new approach of download game packs is possible with the DSi.
The two bundles are decidedly different. The first includes Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Sudoku, Brain Age Express: Math, Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics, Photo Clock and a white Nintendo DSi, while the second features a different theme: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!, WarioWare Snapped!, Dr. Mario Express, Mario Calculator, and Mario Clock, all on a metallic blue DSi.
The best part? The bundles will be available for $169 (USD) – the price of a regular DSi all by itself. Considering those software packs cost almost as much as a retail title, that’s a pretty sweet deal.