Submitted by Espio1 1151d ago | rumor

Nintendo Planning Larger 3DS, Wii U Price Expected at 30,000 Yen -- Nikkei

New console rumoured to set gamers back 30,000 yen / $383 (Wii U)

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Prcko  +   1151d ago
CoolBeansRus  +   1151d ago
That's a pretty good price for a brand new system. Let's see how much it will be in the U.S.A
Lucretia  +   1151d ago
400 is expensive for a console that should have come out 6 years ago.

i will wait 2-3 years for a price drop....tho ps4 and 720 will be out by then sooooo idk
ABizzel1  +   1151d ago
Generally speaking, and if this rumor is true, a $30,000 price in "yen" transfers to the US to be $300, not $383 (even though the yen holds greater value than the dollar)

So if true the Wii U should cost $299 which is a good price.
Anon1974  +   1151d ago
Ouch! The thing that set the Wii apart was it's $250 price tag when everyone else was $400-$600. Now we're looking at nearly $400 when you can pick up a PS3 for $250 (probably less by the time the Wii-U is launched) or a 360 for $200?
Kiss your casual audience goodbye, Nintendo. The Wii-U will never touch Wii numbers at that price, especially with millions of Wii's still sitting collecting dust in entertainment consoles.
This is shaping up to be a disaster. I've always been a fan of Nintendo, and I hope I'm wrong, but I'm guessing Nintendo's investors aren't going to be too happy after their press conference if this is the case.
dark-hollow  +   1151d ago
so you want it a weaker than current-gen consoles POS????

no thanks, the casuals can jump in two years after a price cut.
Khordchange  +   1151d ago
the wii was selling at 1000 at ebay when it was sold in 2007-2008. and in 2009-2012 microsoft matched their price with the 360. No it wasn't the price
miyamoto  +   1151d ago
Wait for the 3DSiXL
I have said it before and got bashed to smithereens

Nintendo is a traditional Japanese company and so predictable because they will always stick to the plan to the bitter end.

At first glance at the 3DS' single analog slider I knew it just wont be enough for the kind of games its intended for.

If Nintendo wanted the PSP market they should have made the 3DS better by putting two analog sliders in the first place.

It failed with that & even failed miserably with the arrogant $250 price tag.

The Circle Pad Pro frankenstein disaster proved this

Unless you are a collector, any logical thinking budget conscious gamer knows that, to correct this mistake, a redesigned 3DS must be on the way.

A Nintendo 3DSiXL if you will.

A bigger screen, (though I was hoping for a 5") dual analog sliders, slimmer and lighter form factor, cheaper components at $150 if true then you have yourself a better deal.

For the PS Vita its the opposite.

The next iteration may be less expensive BUT!!!!....many analysts predict that Sony might strip down the PSV of features just like the PSP E1000 & redesigned PS3!

So trust your judgement.

I am still waiting for the HD Wireless Mirroring, fully functioning Remote Play.

Finally an HD Mario or Zelda are really great prospects but I just hope Wii U sells at $250 here in NA to compete with PS360.
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gamerben  +   1151d ago
no xbox console announced, and probably no PS4 either.

I think nintendo is safe :P
attilayavuzer  +   1151d ago
I call bs. I'm predicting $382.99
Elimin8  +   1151d ago
That is correct although my conversion shows $382.78..... but that's about right
ExCest  +   1151d ago
Not really. Stuff in Japan is always more expensive than stuff here (America/Europe w/e)
WooHooAlex  +   1151d ago
Hoping they will stay under the $350 mark. If they can, I'll definitely think about buying one around launch.

If not I'll probably wait for a nice bundle to come around.
joydestroy  +   1151d ago
yep at $350, i'm in!
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SilverSlug  +   1151d ago
I won't pay for it. Sorry, looks terrible.
WooHooAlex  +   1151d ago
Not even gonna wait until their press conference tomorrow to form an opinion?
joydestroy  +   1151d ago
Mario and Zelda in 1080p HD goodness? how could you not want that???
M-M  +   1151d ago
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Lucretia  +   1151d ago
good move silverslug, Im with you,

nintendo has dissapointed me since the n64, always a lack of 3rd party games and the only thing they are consistent with is being the last one in a console gen to have their product out and the first to remove it.

5 years is too short, they didnt even give the normal wii a chance for devs to get used to the controls, they trashed it instantly after the cash cow was milked dry
ChickeyCantor  +   1151d ago
"5 years is too short, they didnt even give the normal wii a chance for devs to get used to the controls, they trashed it instantly after the cash cow was milked dry"

Here is something on moore's law:
"Moore's law is a rule of thumb in the history of computing hardware whereby the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years."

5 year is a lot for game technology to grow.
5 years isn't short at all.
6 years sure, but going beyond is dumb. I rather see the industry fiddle with new hardware. ( And in Nintendos case it was the controller, but third party developers didn't really make good use of it. With some exceptions )

Developers had enough time, they just didn't care.
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dark-hollow  +   1151d ago
any next gen console that will go with $450+ is just pure suicide especially in todays economy.

$350 is the sweet spot for me, with a possible $300 SKU without HDDs, etc.
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ScubaSteve1  +   1151d ago
heck i still regret paying 600 bucks for my ps3 back in 2007, now in todays economy and college payments. it needs to be at a right price
WildStyles  +   1151d ago
Cosign. The price is going to be a huge determining factor. A console at 350 or 400 won't make the same effect as a console launching at 250 like the Wii did. Very interesting to see how things play out.
DwightOwen  +   1151d ago
And THIS is PRECISELY why we don't have next-gen consoles with next-gen graphics.

Do you REALLY THINK that you're going to be able to purchase a console that can play Samaritan at 1920x1080 resolution @60FPS for anything less than $800.00 within the next decade??

Looks like the Wii U will be the dominant console for the next ten years. Nobody here wants to ACTUALLY PAY for the "next-gen" experience.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1151d ago
bring a new hardcore zelda to the 3ds!
slimy the g8ter  +   1151d ago
i knew it would be $400. i think im changing to a wait and see for the launch titles
slimy the g8ter  +   1151d ago
diagrees? cant stand for someone not to have a hard on for your new system nintendo fanboys?
ronin4life  +   1151d ago
I think it is your assessment based on a rumor that is leading to the disagrees.

A rumor Nintendo has publicly flat out denied. Something they don't usually do with rumor or speculation.
RespectedDesperado  +   1151d ago
Would that make it the 3DSXL?
WildStyles  +   1151d ago
So is it 350 or 400?
Midori  +   1151d ago
Neither, really. While the article offers an accurate up-to-date conversion from yen to dollars, that's very rarely the actual retail price. The Japanese currency has seen better days.

Look up the price of buying a Japanese console and you'll see even with the hidden import fees and all that, it's still significantly more expensive than the equivalent local console. 30,000 yen is more like $300 - $350 tops.

I would expect the Euro conversion to be less generous, however.
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PopRocks359  +   1151d ago

Anyone taking this as the actual price is being ridiculous.
ronin4life  +   1151d ago
Nintendo has outright denied the rumors, something they don't normally do.
Usually, they would just use the normal PR line of "We do not comment on rumors or speculation".

Seeing as how the event is tomorrow, it wouldn't make sense to actively lie about it.

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TheDivine  +   1151d ago
please, pleASE, PLEASE make a slightly bigger 3ds with 2 circle pads, a brighter screen (my only real gripe with the 3ds), and a bigger touchscreen and main screen preferably an inch bigger on each. Make it matte instead of glossy and maybe an oled screen (i dont think 3d would work though so maybe not). That baby would be the sexiest lady ever.

I love the small compact sexiness of the 3ds and really dont mind the circle padbecause its so damn comfortable (and i play at home or in a hotel). Its great but the screen is too dim especially compared to the iphone/vita. In Revelations i kept wanting to turn it more but couldnt. Other than that its my fav handheld ever.
Shnazzyone  +   1150d ago
Nintendo already denied both rumors. we'll see what happens.

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