3DS's devlopment costs are 3 times more than the current DS

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#1  Edited By insanity_pepper

Reports have been surfacing on the 3DS's devlopment costs, and it turns out its cost is 3 times more to develop than the current generation of the Nintendo DS. This is probably responsible for the higher price tag to inevitably come attached the US launch of the 3DS. 
 
Knowing the development costs do you find the possible $249-$299 price tag a good or bad deal?
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#2  Edited By LiquidPrince

Still bad. It shouldn't be more then $199 in my opinion.

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#3  Edited By JJOR64

Nintendo said it them selves before that the 3DS costs so much is because it's their fault.
 
$300 does seem a little pricey, but I really don't care what the price is.  I just want it.

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#4  Edited By Mrskidders

Im buying it whatever it costs, looks great.

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#5  Edited By toowalrus

Spring is taking it's sweet fucking time to get here...

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#6  Edited By apathylad

Considering how the PSPGo launched at $250, and the 3DS seems more powerful than that, the high price doesn't surprise me. 

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#7  Edited By ProfessorEss

Man the price rationalizing is starting early with this one.
 
I think it's too much, but I think handhelds in general cost to much. Videogame consumers should stop excepting companys' excuses, it shouldn't matter what it cost them. What if they said "development cost us ten times as much"? Would that justify a $600 dollar price tag? 
 
Ahhh, I dunno.
The real question for me is: What are they gonna be charging for the games?

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#8  Edited By gamb1t

wouldnt pay more then 150

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#9  Edited By HitmanAgent47

Well the graphics are three times better at the very least.

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#10  Edited By LordAndrew
@HitmanAgent47: But it can't run Crysis on very high settings.
 
Seriously though, I just hope this doesn't negatively affect development of games on the platform.
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#11  Edited By memo
@JJOR64:  YOu and I are on the same page.  I just want that sexy 3DS already
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#12  Edited By HitmanAgent47
@LordAndrew: not even current gen consoles can run it on very high, rather medium settings. It's not the type of benchmark you should be comparing it to. So far i'm impressed by 3ds games, it's like ps2 or near wii quality. The psp is only like early ps1 graphics.

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