Nintendo will launch its first 3DS bundles featuring some of its best-known characters in just a few days, the company announced Monday.

The 3DS handheld has been plagued with troubles since its debut in March 2011 because consumers haven’t shown as much interest in the console as Nintendo and its investors had hoped. Demand for the 3DS has improved since the company dropped the price from $250 to $170 in August. And now that the console has a brand-new game starring Mario and a remake of one of the best Legend of Zelda titles, the device finally has decent software support.

Nintedo will launch two Nintendo 3DS bundles on Nov. 24, one packaged with the excellent Super Mario Land 3D and the other including the classic Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. The Mario bundle will include a Mario-red 3DS, but the Zelda bundle has a black 3DS with “Hyrule emblem and gold-colored embellishments.”

The 3DS bundles will sell for $200 (which saves you about $10) and will be available from most major retailers.

Are you interested in picking up a 3DS now that it’s cheaper and features a better selection of games?