Why Nintendo’s 3DS Will Price Sub $199

Ripten says:

"It’s my opinion that Nintendo’s biggest competitor in the handheld market is not Sony with the PSP, it’s Apple and their versatile iPhone. The iPhone is hip, has lots of cheap or free games, and most importantly, it’s also a cell phone and an iPod. The best gaming device is the one you have with you, and the iPhone is quickly becoming ubiquitous.

We recently asked Andrew Podolsky, Editor and Chief over at the iPhone focused site Slide To Play (and one of the original members of the Ripten team), if he thought the Apple iPhone had enough gaming power to give a handheld like the 3DS a run for its money."

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Stunt2943d ago

Hope it's no greater than $200. Really want me one of these.

deadreckoning6662943d ago (Edited 2943d ago )

At 200 bux, the 3DS will fly off shelves. I would like to have one, but I also have a PS3 and supporting two consoles gets expensive. Who knows, I might change my mind when I see DOA in 3D(aaarrrgh *7 pounds of semen*)

Nostradavis2943d ago

Agreed. That would be a great price point.

BubblesDAVERAGE2943d ago

They have really showed us nothing game wise that makes you want it.....just the notation of 3D ....and these same people say 3D on ps3 isnt worth it.

zireno2943d ago

well.... the remake of OoT and Star fox is more than enough for me to want one :)!! but there's a resident evil game on the way as well as metal gear, so I would dare to say these are more than enough reasons for a lot of gamers myself included of course to want/buy one.

dgroundwater2943d ago (Edited 2943d ago )

When oh when will people stop with the faulty logic. 3D on PS3 and 3DS are two very different propositions!

One requires a high end T.V and $200 glasses, the other requires a single piece of hardware that does glasses-free 3D for the price of the glasses! Even the casuals can figure out this one.

BubblesDAVERAGE2943d ago (Edited 2943d ago )

Have seen half ass trailers no game play.....U can't be that blind...Nintendo rehash and rehash over and over agian....I was fooled into buying a gamecube...and I wont ever let Nintendo get me agian I will wait at least a year for the 3ds

edit : 3d is not that amazing guy...its so old and it adds nothing to the game....that goes for ps3 also....its just something to see till it adds to the game like it did some movies ie Avatar it is not worth it

jackdoe2943d ago

That OoT tech demo was merely a tech demo. It actually hasn't been confirmed to be coming. Also, I do agree that we actually haven't seen any gameplay, Kid Icarus was pure gameplay and gave a good indication of what we could expect from 3DS. Of course, since the 3DS has come to be on the same level as the PSP tech wise, we could also expect similar development times of two to three years for some of the bigger titles.

zireno2943d ago

it's not about being blind or not, do you really think that metal gear on the 3DS is not going to be awesome? there are some franchises that really just deliver, metal gear being one, resident evil being another, yes I know the whole debacle about resi 5 not being great, but it was, people complain about it for being more action oriented than survival like the older games, but still is a fun game. Back on topic it will all come down to wether you like the style that nintendo has or don't like it. like I said, OoT and Star fox are more than enough for me even if they are rehashed games. I haven't played OoT since my nintendo 64 died on me 6 years ago, so it's a good thing for me.

zireno2943d ago

Indeed it was a tech demo, but it is 100% confirmed to be coming, there are even several articles here with zelda producer Eiji Aonuma stating several fixes that will be implemented when it releases, heres a link to one of them, but you could search for more info :)

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RockmanII72943d ago (Edited 2943d ago )

Kid Icarus
LoZ: OoT
Star Fox 64
Mario Kart
Animal Crossing
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Paper Mario
Kingdom Hearts
Dead or Alive 3D
Dynasty Warriors
Ninja Gaiden
Contra franchise
Saints Row
Assassins Creed

all confirmed. Also, Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64 mean that it can run N64 games in 3D. F-Zero X with online play anyone?

edit - almost forgot, Mega Man 2, Castlevania, Urban Champion, Kid Icarus (original), Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Bros., Tennis, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Mystery of Murasame Castle are supposed to be in production. So yea...

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Mista T2943d ago

this thing will fly off the shelves if it sells for 199$

ViciousBoston2943d ago

it will be around 250. What a joke

vhero2943d ago

The 3D screen alone it uses is like $200 they would have to take a HUGE hit to release at this price. The technology is still extremely new.

Silver3602943d ago

has said they won't lose money on the hardware. They have the DS that is still selling like crazy. Why should they price the 3DS under $200? Let them catch all they early adopters, who will pay $250 - $300 and then when sales slow down drop the price. I know it sounds messed up, but Nintendo is a business.

AAACE52943d ago

I hope it's under $200 as well! I have to buy 2-4 of them.

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gynecologistcobra2943d ago

If it is $200, I will buy two. (No I wont.)

Sandwich Bender2943d ago

Ha, me too! (Also not really)

MGRogue20172943d ago (Edited 2943d ago )

Yeah same.. Might even buy three of 'em for no reason whatsoever :D (Also not really)

BkaY2943d ago

i always wanted to do tht...

on topic: thanks God i didnt bought the DSI.. will wait for 3ds

but i think it will be around $400.00 (AUS)..

i will buy it just to play mgs ..

ps: what are the specs for 3ds.. graphics gonna be better than psp or what?

gamerz2943d ago

You guys can joke all you want but at $200 I'll be getting one for the house and one for the office. (not really)

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