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UK retailer puts £300 price tag on 3DS

The Hut Group has begun taking pre-orders for the Nintendo 3DS - putting a whopping £299.97 price tag on the unit.

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Titanz2715d ago

DAMN!

Say it ain't so Nintendo, say it ain't so...

hay2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

WTF? This isn't price. It's a rape.

@Below: It isn't panic, comment about price. But it's still a rape.

EYEamNUMBER12715d ago

there was another article that said the same thing just 230 and before that there was one that said 250 and before that i saw one that said 199

just wait until they actually reveal information on the thing before you start to panic

UnwanteDreamz2715d ago

This is just my opinion but I don't know why anyone would buy the first round of a Nintendo hanheld. What I mean is that a year after the 3DS releases we will get the 3DS Lite, a year after that the 3DS Eye, and maybe the 3DSXL.

FreeMonk2715d ago

Ha ha ha ha ha! Go Nintendo. The thing is that at £300, the 3DS will still be printing Nintendo money just like the DS and Wii did and still does.

Nintendo could put a £500 price tag on the 3DS and people would still go out and buy it.

Me....I'll be saving my cash for something a little more worth it.

Big_Dom2714d ago

"Nintendo could put a £500 price tag on the 3DS and people would still go out and buy it."

No. No they wouldn't.

If you are old enough, you'd remember that to put anything over the price of 400 quid on a gaming system is the kiss of death for that system. I beleive Nintendo's most expensive system ever was the N64 with ridiculous pricing for it's games. It hurt that system, and it hurt Nintendo in the long term. I think they learned their lesson.

fatstarr2714d ago

fake
nintendo has never sold something so expensive ever.

they have a stratedgy
it will be 249$ that is a nintendo sounding price.

they will make up for losses once 20million systems get sold lol.

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rajman2715d ago

LOL £300? I wont pay anything more then £150 for this.

Raendom2715d ago

It was ALWAYS going to be more than £150. The DSi is basically that price, the DSiXL is HIGHER than that.

Greycat_James2715d ago

If the US equivalent of the Japanese release price is $300, this seems unreasonable to say the least. That would mean we'd be paying almost $500. There's no way this would happen and there's no chance in hell that this will be the price it comes out at over here. Anywhere between £150 and £200 seems almost reasonable to me.

DOMination2715d ago

Sadly this happens all the time.

Sony sell the PS3 320Gb for $350 in the US. In the UK, it's £285. If you convert that at todays rate, then in Britain we pay the equivalent of $447, nearly a hundred dollars more.

Greycat_James2713d ago

It's always happened too. No obvious reason.I think there's some tax thing that they have to deal with.

Besides, I bought a 160G PS3 and I'm gonna get a 500G Hdd to use with it for less than buying the 320G one. Problem solved.

Optical_Matrix2715d ago

The Japanese price is 25,000 yen, which is what?...$300 roughly. So £250 sounds about right. Theres no WAY in hell I'm paying £300 for the 3DS, as much as I want it, when I can buy a PS3 for £199.99.

TommyWiseau2715d ago

Even £250 is too much for a portable. What really bothers me is that everybody suddenly jumped and said that it's gonna cost $300 (because of the currency conversion thing) when that wasn't the case for the other consoles that were previously released. For example: The PSP Go was announced with a 26800 Yen pricetag (which is around $320) and it certainly wasn't the same price in the US ($250). What made people think that the 3DS is gonna be different?

BLACKBOIJONES2715d ago

LOL...WTF 300pounds for that, i will rather by the psp2

AGamerOfConsoles2715d ago

You know how much PSP 2 will be? Wow considering we son't know anything about it.

Don't you guys forget if its HD it could STILL be dearer than 3DS even with the 3D technology. Because the specs are more expensive.

BLACKBOIJONES2715d ago

Thats my point, psp2 will b better than this so i will rather spend that money one a better handheld console which will b the psp2

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