Nintendo has just announced the release date and price for the 3DS in Japan.
Thats around $300. will probably be $250 in the states
yeah it pretty much will be 250 here but the thing that has caught my interest is so far all these previous 3DS rumors have been wrong
yeah this pretty much confirms a 250 price outside of japan still curious about game prices though
Ugh, I really don't want to wait that long :(. But 250 is pretty much what I expected.
I'm guessing because the games are looking better plus 3d will make the games 40 dollars.
I knew it was going to be $250-$300. Actually I thought it would be $300 because at $250 the Wii was priced too low and also it doesn't take much to make a Wii. A 3DS is more advanced considering it's in a smaller shell.
what does is will the unit support play from SD cards? I have a dsi and while I have downloaded several games, you run out of room. I have a 1gb SD card I copy the ones I dont play frequently to. However, it is my understanding that it doesnt support play from SD cards which is a bummer. At least they addressed that on the wii by making the games temporarily copied to the system memory from the SD card. Nice that they would include a 2gb SD card with the pack. I would love to know if I could take my existing SD card from the DSI and play the games on the 3DS rather than have to download them again. I dont think there is any type of account system on the DSI so that if yours broke you could get another one and then not have to buy the games all over again. They would be tied to the user not the unit.
They would sell them all without any problems. I will wait for sony to make there PSP2 move before I get the 3ds.
Yes I totally agree... $250 in the US... And I am willing to pay $250... Very impressed with what I have seen so far... I am willing to bet that the games will also be in the DS range ($30-35)...
25,000 yen is 298$... so its gonna be 299.99
As much as I want a 3DS, $250 would be way too much. That's just $50 less than a PS3, and a Ps3 can do MUCH, MUCH more. I'll wait till it drops to $199 or less.
You pay a premium for a handheld. Besides the point, people will pay what they want, even if it makes no sense. Why do you think so many turds in this world drop 700$ on an iphone4? Do you go to them and say, " you could have bought 2 ps3's with that much money?" You dont cause the people who buy that stuff are uneducated!
Wow. Not even out in one territory this year? Jeez...
Nintendo knew gamers would import like crazy, decreasing japanese units. :)
So The Tag Mode seemed to be a big focus in this lol Japan has hotspots and stuff, but in the states we don't have so many.... Idk how this feature would be at it's fullest potential here
LOL you know what you may be right the yen is over valued right now and domestic sales would be way more profitable. Snake eater, icuras, and SSft3d says your getting one. This thing crushes the wii and it has nintendo exclusives lol. Oh yeah it crushes the psp also... The improvments over the 3ds are going to be small from the sony camp.
it would have been the most devastating Christmas ever. but it makes it look newer if the product comes out in 2011 249.50 to go till march.
Well, time to save up some cashola!
Woo hoo!! Virtual console, GBA, and 3d!! its a win!!
Im pretty sure it will be $250 in the states, day 1 buy either way here
No doubt. :)
as much as i'd like to believe this is going to be the next great handheld, i'm going to reserve my decision to buy early based on the quality of the launch titles (and the ones that follow). if nintendo has shown me anything, their launches are usually lackluster. then after a few months, we'll get a couple good titles followed by tons of shovelware. i def wanna see some of these announced titles, and i'm sure some will be great; but after years of reckless game spending, i've learned a quite a few lessons about early adoption.
Also I like this release date due to the fact they will probably have more units by the time it releases this time :)
who would buy it on the release date.. wait until reviews and for some decent games dont just jump on the bandwagon
Sorry. But the games shown appeal to us. I don't need to look at someones opinion to justify my purchases. I'm buying this at launch
im sure youll also get the 3ds mini/lite or whatever they call it.
This is Nintendo you're talking about. Which console or handheld they made has anyone waited for a "review" for?!
I'd argue GameCube. Came out later in the game. Didn't have a showstopping launch lineup. Looked only compact enough to be annoying yet too big to carry around. Had all the aesthetic value of a lunchbox. Couldn't play DVD's because of the annoyingly compact form factor. Sure, you got your Nintendo faithful to buy the system on day one, but you're saying "anyone," and the mainstream wasn't quite convinced at first. It wasn't until Super Smash Bros. Melee came around that gamers really wanted the GC for anything. Even then, it was still a while before we'd see a real Mario or Zelda title on the system. The only reason why Wii didn't get the same treatment was because of its controls and accessibility to non-core gamers. If it didn't attract those types of consumers, I guarantee you'd have had a lot of people looking for good reviews.
Well since this is coming out in March i will preorder one of these asap.
I will be getting this day one like everything else. Going to trade in my DS Lite when it comes out to cover part of the cost.
I don't think it'll cover more than 20 dollars by then...you trade in a ds lite and it's only 30 at gamestop right now.
$250? damn i don't think my conscience will allow me to spend that.
I agree, the price is pretty steep especially when you compare it to the current price of a ps3 or xbox360. I say $200 is more reasonable and definitely more justifiable imo.
ya i dont see my self buying one when the cost is more than a 360. there has never been a handheld game i wanted more then a console game. If I was a little kid who got drivin around or took the bus maybe i would use it there but im not
Get real, $200 is unrealistic. Nintendo said at E3 they're not planning on losing money.
Well they would sell a lot more which would benefit them in the long run. Besides, we don't know how much it costs to manufacture one but my guess is that it's a lot less than $200 since its basically a DS with a 3D screen and slightly better hardware.
It was nice to see that the charge stand is included along with a memory card and camera software. With all the things the system can do, it's totally worth the price. :)
I'm just hoping that the charge stand doesn't make it so we can't play it while it's charging.
If its gonna be 250 in the states and the launch titles are solid then I might just pick this up on day one.The 3DS has to be more worth the price than the psp go was.
oh well that count me out lol, just spent loads on move, wanted a 3ds but don't have the money right now
Right now? You have 5 months to save, loads of money on the move huh? I thought was so cheap and a bargain. Like I've said before you will spend well over $150 on move when its all said and done.
This is the first handheld I'm going to buy, nothing to do with 3d but games seem to look really beautiful and there seems to be tons of support for the 3ds
Can't believe this will be more expensive than Wii. They really need to lower it to at least $200. Wii starting price was $250 in US.
I'm not getting one, xbox will have me broke by then and I plan on getting a new phone which will be the price of the 3ds, but look at it as the desktop to laptop scenario, desktops are stronger and cheaper, laptops are almost on par but not quite and are more money. More work and specialized/customized hardware goes into portables making the cost rise. Nice to see nintendo shelling out some money on a chip with power, even though they will make it back right away if this thing is the selling monster we all know it'll be.
The graphics are about the same, cane be rendered on two screens, and are in 3D, no wonder it costs more. Plus its portable!!!!!!!!
PSP was way more expensive than a psp but had way more lower quality on graphics.That's a reasonable price.
For a handheld...I uhhh...the ARROGANCE!
PSP2, here I come.
I agree with you, but to think the PSP2 will be cheaper is just setting yourself up for disappointment.
Don't start this fanboy flame bait war because you'll lose it in a sec.PSP costed about 249 usd at start and it sucked monkey balls.
I am sorry anybody that thinks that a handheld is worth as much as a PS3 and more expensive that the Wii and cheap version of the 360 is out of their mind. I did not agree with it when Sony did it and sure as heck don't agree with it now. Anybody that buys this needs to have their head checked! This is suppose to be for kids for gods sakes!
People still buy $349 ipod touches, people will buy this. Heck people buy that lame ass $699 ipad. This price is a direct representation of how we will buy things because they're considered must haves. This will have ps3 effect I'm sure, everyone who wants one won't get one because of its price. I wanna say a price drop for xmas but I doubt it people will but it anyways, at the same time I think that's a perfect price considering what it does. $199 would of been amazing and a must have though as of now its a must wait, only good comes from waiting more games lower price, I'm still waiting on a ps3 lol, actually I'm going to get one off craigslist for $150 maybe for gt5 or just have a blu ray player idk but $150 its hard to beat to think the 3ds is $50 more is hard to swallow. Also why $250 when the conversion says $298 so if anything it will be $300 shame on you nintendo lol
Plenty of time to save up for it and some launch titles or just wait for the tax refund :)
not sure, this console will be a beast
Wow that is alot of cash for it, have then released specs on the 3DS? Id like to know how much internal memory it has for saves and what not.
i wouldn't worry about saves, hell even current home consoles only use a few KB's to save games.
Sorry, by saves I meant game downloads, ala their virtual channel. I have read though that it has 1.5 gigs internally and comes with a 2 gig SD card. Pretty solid in my mind.
wow every year it seems like the handheld market in jpn gets stronger and stronger. where else can you launch a $300 HH and expect it to sell out? this might be a result of western gaming influence but I bet in 10 years the japanese wont even buy home consoles anymore.
wow im suprised it wasn't a universal launch they did that with the ds lite
Cool as the 3DS is...i'm going to pass for now. Knowing Nintendo, give it another year and they will have a whole new model out.
I'll get it day 1
just imagine how expensive the psp2 will be....
LOL how much was the PSPgo? Ohhh this one is gonna hurt so good.
So... that was about the PSP Go price, given exchange rate changes since then, and besides the 3DS having 3D, touchscreen, and cameras, the specs are fairly close. Those extra features are nothing to scoff at, though... although it doesn't come with 16GB of internal storage either. The PSP Go didn't exactly fly off the shelves, though. It'll be very interesting to see how well this does. *Sigh* for the single analog stick. You'd think with all the complaining gamers did with the single PSP stick, Nintendo wouldn't go down the same road... unless they want to leverage PSP crossplats for their system. I have to admit, playing some PSP games in 3D does have its appeal... Also, the 2GB cart maximum just covers the 1.8GB UMD max. Convenient.
2GB at launch.
That's all that matters, unless they can update it in firmware, and from a cart that's 2GB (i.e. they couldn't ship the update on a 4GB card... because you couldn't read it). Nintendo would have to either force everyone to update on the internet (which won't happen), or mail every registered 3DS owner a 2GB cart with the upgrade (which won't happen). They can't guarantee that a 3DS owner will do anything but buy random games -- which would mean the only other option, including an upgrade cart with every 4GB+ game, would be insanely expensive, and would get lost on used titles. Game max will be 2GB for all time, for those reasons, except on "3DSware" downloadable titles, because then you can guarantee an update. The PSP has 64MB of memory since the PSP-2000 -- but only the browser, and other system apps, can use it, because the PSP-1000 only had 32MB. Making software that won't work on launch models is bad practice.
it's getting an update only reason it's at that level is because terabyte sdxcs are expensive. Even the wii supports 64gig sd cards, i think even 128 cards also yet I havnt look at the updated specs for the sdk in a while.
I wonder how much it will cost in the UK
Sony has a chance for a comeback, if it realseases for the holidays
Sony can't fix the unfixable.Psp was probably the shittiest console ever.