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Following a sudden 3DS price cut, Nintendo offered early adopters complimentary games as a loyalty reward. That generosity continues this week, after the company struck a deal with The Cloud to bring free Wi-Fi to all 3DS console owners.

Last night 5000 new access points were made available – gamers can utilise services such as 3DS Spotpass, eShop and the Internet browser.

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Customers should now receive notifications and updates, and will connect to The Cloud automatically even while the 3DS is in sleep mode - unless the console is set otherwise, of course.

The Wi-Fi giveaway is another measure the company is taking to ensure those who sign up to 3DS get a worthy deal, while ensuring early adopters don't feel short changed. The last thing Ninty wants is everyone to wait for Sony's PlayStation Vita to launch before investing in a new handheld. ®

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