Nintendo's dropping the price of 3DS AC adapters from ¥1500 to ¥1000 in anticipation of the 3DS XL's (or, rather, 3DS LL) Japanese release. The price drop is a result of Nintendo's decision not to include an AC adapter with the 3DS XL in Japan and Europe.
U.S. customers need not worry about this dilemma as 3DS XLs released in the U.S. will come with the AC adapters. The price drop will be taking effect on July 12. The 3DS XL will be hitting Japan and Europe on July 28. U.S. Nintendo fans will have to wait until August 19.