Story is here. Really weird but awesome for consumers and at least early adopters get some games. Was this due to poor sales or did Nintendo see the Vita's price as a threat?
3DS price drop, going to be $169 on August 12th.
Think about how big their profit margin was with the $249 price point, if they can drop it to $169 just like that.
My thoughts exactly. Also I bet they were trying to figure out ways not to shit on their day 1 fans and eventually someone said fuck it give them like 20 games :P
Wow. I maintained from launch, right through E3 that Nintendo would never ever drop the price less than a year after releasing a new piece of hardware, and I never would have dreamed 80 bucks. Sure glad I held off, though I might still wait. This makes it clear that Nintendo knows they did something wrong, and I'll bet the farm they'll have a hardware revision revealed within 12 months. Tales will be so tempting though...
@RE_Player92: I couldn't care less about Nes and Gameboy games.
I don't know about the US but in europe when Microsoft cut the price of the original Xbox a few weeks after its release, we got a controller and I believe 3 games. Not exactly the same situation here, more time as passed and the drop is not as substantial, but giving us NES games is ridiculous.
Better than nothing I guess but I don't know that I will download a single one. That's how much I care about the nes and the gameboy at this point.
Great so now Australians only have to pay $250... Oh wait our dollar is stronger and the USA! So how much do we have to pay?... Oh wow, 250... CrazyNintendo are absolute arseholes when it comes to currency conversion. In the UK it lauched at like £220 to America's $250, when £220 = $ 355.45
Slight markup in price there you Nintendo bastards?! Also the eShop is so fucking expensive as they do a like 1:1 dollar to pound rate. I'm not paying £5-7 for DSi Ware which is like 5 bucks (£3.50 for something). Ridiculous.
This is slightly offputting for about 3 seconds because I already own one, then I realize this is exactly what has happened on EVERY piece of electronic hardware I've ever bought, and I'm less upset... When 3DO dropped from $700 to $350, I don't remember getting anything but a headache...
Granted, it's really early to be dropping this much, but unless you're afraid N is going to stop supporting it (doubtful), this is actually great news for people that already own one.
I don't really care all that much about VC, but I must admit, I am blown away at the titles they are offering. Talk about the cream of the crop... Not only that, but at the usual price-points of $3.99-$7.99 for most things on that store, 20 free games is a lot more then I "lost" in this deal.
Not only that, but the great news here is that this is most likely going to get people buying them (especially based on the comments I've seen), which can only help the Third-Party market gain some more interest in this device. And really, TP titles are the ONLY thing this hardware is lacking. It's a fantastic piece of hardware with a great looking lineup of FP games for the next year. We get the TP support the DS had, and we'll really have something here.
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