€349 has been noted as the price of the Nintendo 3DS in Europe, a retail source has told Connected Consoles.
If this is true then this handheld will fail. I'll definitely buy one though. The psp2 can launch at this price and be successful if rumors are true about it being as powerful as a ps3 with 3g 4th connectivity.
I don't think it'll fail, but no way will it be as successful as the DS and DSi at launch, if true. Far too expensive for a handheld. All Sony need to do now is offer the PSP2 for under 250 and they're onto a winner.
My Slim cost me £227. My xbox £150. My Wii circa £200 @ launch There is no chance that this will release in the UK at £300 and be a commercial success. PSPGo bombed at £250
Day one... oh wait! - "Three hundred and fourty-nine US dollars!" - "You'll need a second job to buy a 3DS" Seems like history is repeating itself.
Uhhh, I don't know the transfer rate for euros to dollars, so I used MSN Money to do a conversion. I put in 349 euros. It converted that into $466.51... Is that right? Does anyone know?
@AAACE5: Acutally quite often tranfer rate is 1:1. PS3's price ratio is around 1.1(1 eur = 1.1 usd). This isn't the actual currency rate but it works in this manner more or less in practice.
I don't see it being this expensive but you never know. All that tech plus 3d don't come cheap. If it did happen I wouldn't be surprised.
Holy cow , if it is seriously 350 € than f*ck it.
LMAO 350 euros for a 3DS? No thanks, I'll rather wait for PSP2 and a cheaper/updated version of 3DS. Nintendo is eyeing the "overpriced product" trend it seems.
Its funny because I submitted a story claiming it was £170. I still think these stores are pulling this £300 price tag from their backsides.
WOW What the... Why is it so expensive?...freaking 349€...are they kidding me I expected a price range between 200-250€. i think i wait for an Pricecut...
€349? What's that in sterling?
Just a smidgen over £290 which I'd imagine Nintendo would round up to £299.
+VAT, which would put it at around £360? I think not...
VAT would be included already in the RRP, no? I couldn't see Ninty trying to charge £360 for a handheld, it'd tank worse than the PSPGo at that price.
Yes, the RRP would include the VAT, but VAT in MUCH higher in the UK than it is on the continent, both for Nintendo shipping the consoles over here and the consumer purchasing the system.
With VAT now at 20% it's pretty much in line with most other EU nations, only Spain, Cyprus and Luxembourg have lower rates. There are 9 states with VAT higher than ours at 20%, and actually 20% is the average rate of VAT in Europe according to KPMG.
http://www.google.nl/search... or http://www.google.nl/search... MAGIC
"€349" I like turtles!
And another source said definitely between 200-230 pounds so I call bullshit on this, especially from a site with no sources. Fabricating rumors is what most sites do best
I reckon the RRP will be around £300, like this says, but retailers will put it down to about £230 and say "Save £70!" Remember, the PS3 was £425, yet 600 euro
True big difference in prices there between the PS3 in the UK and Europe, so the 3DS could well launch at £230 and cost €349 in the EU.
Another one has it listed as £160 with £10 off. Personally I think that the retailer doing that must be pretty crazy considering it could potentially be higher. Wouldn't they be losing money if it was £300?
If this is true then Nintendo have just bought into their own hype.
I call bullshot on this, no way!
Nintendo never Overprice their products. To be honest they are the only company giving Good prices for their products at launch. Sony PSP 2 will no doubt cost more at launch than the 3DS. The 3DS will be priced at £199. Mark my words on that.
how the hell would you know? no one could possibly no and you no even less about the PSP2 so stop being a fan boy
Spinalc0rd is correct. He's used simple logic that any gamer can see yet you call him a fanboy? Why? Lol Look at it this way: Ps3 launch- £425 Psp go launch- £249.99 Get your head out of the clouds. If the psp2 is as powerful as the ps3 then it will cost more than the 3ds. You've got some serious denial issues if you don't think so. The 3ds will be £199.99 - £229.99. Psp2 will be £249.99- £279.99. Theres no way sony will devalue the PS3 by releasing a handheld with equal power for less than their flagship console!
A fan boy? Nintendo fanboy? I'm sure like me you had a NES or a SNES so stop being silly. I own all consoles an a gaming PC rig. I dont own any Handheld consoles. Not really for me. I'd rather my iPhone 4 soon to be replaced with the PS Phone. Thats a Sony product.. so am i still a nintendo fanboy? But One Question. Please name Once when Sony has released a Cheaper Console than its Competitors at Launch, then i'll gladly stop typing. Use some logic sir. thats all im saying.
Um all I said was you know nothing about the PSP2, so he should probably hold off before commenting
speak American ppl jk. anyway, what ths translate to American dollars?
Converts as $465, however everything in Europe is always more expensive so I can't see it ever being that price in the US.
For electronics, you can simply exchange the currency sign. That'll give you a pretty good idea. €349 would be around $349.
I bloody hate that it works like that, it's normally the same numerical figure with maybe $10 added on. Americans don't know how lucky they are, while the rest of us get shafted. And to think, our friends down under get it even worse!
€349 is a little high. It the Zelda game is bundled it would be okay. I expected it to be around €299 but we will see in 6 days. We have the SE announcement on Tuesday and a 3DS on Wednesday. It is a busy start to the week.
€349 = £291
Which in NZD will mean the 3DS will cost around $700. Hmmm...more expensive than a PS3 bundle, wont have a high uptake to start with.
No matter what the price I`m still waiting for the PSP2 ill get one of these but probably wait for a lite model or something like it first. I could see the 3DS being at least $300 in the US. Just because of the 3D Tech everyone is marketing that off at big prices.
If this is true, 3DS may become the PS3 of handhelds. Which can be good or bad however you look at it. I just think that £300 for a handheld device is premium. And especially seeing as I'm a student, that'll destroy my loan XD
PSP2 priced hasn't been rumored yet. odds are it will be higher than 3DS's price. PSP2 could be the PS3 of handhelds.
The 3DS can't be the PS3 of handhelds because the 3DS has games.
i dont think it will be that much, its more than a ps3. i reckon £200-£240 (i hope).
. Then it would be a looong time I would wait for the lite or 3DSi version... Hopefully, not that long.
my bet is still $249.99 US Dollars....then it hits $199.99 after 1.5 years. :) if so, i'll get one in May...my birthday month...
I dont think even the PS3 costs this much to make but if this price if for real I think I will wait for a while till it drops
My PS3 cost me £249, my Wii £150. There is no way I'm paying £300 for this. £200 or under maybe, considering the price of the software, but £300 is just out of the question.
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. It's a photoshopped from Dante character for the new DmC (Devil May Cry) game. It's a DmC's Dante + Kratos. But I don't know what to call him, lol.
3...3...€349??? Are they insane?????? Feck no! I won't buy a handheld for that much. Especially it is region locked. It will be a hard time waiting for a price drop... ;/
Sorry but with those shitty specs, that too much. Way too much.
I personally have a hard time believing that, but we'll see. Nintendo would be stupid to charge this much IMO. IDK, it just doesn't add up when you consider the prices for the Wii and DS were low.
maybe they want to take advantage of the early buyers. Just look at the Numbers for the DS i am sure there are a lot of ppl who will pay that at launch
So just wondering, Will the next Nintendo console come with a nuclear reactor? I mean if the price goes up so high for a handheld...WTF is the next console gonna be like?
250 max is the price point for handhelds who is gonna pay more than that I could buy another PS3 for 360 instead
if that is true,then ill have to wait to get one a month later,i think its way to much plus we have to buy a game pfft, i sure hope this 3ds will have demos for all its games coming out like the consoles
i really doubt it's that expensive. if the Japanese price is equivalent to 300 US dollars , and this is about 450$ US dollars, im calling huge bull crap.
In Spain that would be 427 with tax. Jeez the 3ds is bloody expensive if it comes out at that price. The IVA is usually included in the retail price. But with the way this government is running things who knows what will happen
That's is a lot. I think the 3DS will be worth it though.
I am here to tell everyone now. There is no way on God's green Earth that they are going to launch the system at $350 in North America. Because of how conversion rates work, items in Europe end up costing quite a bit more than they do here in the USA.
nintendo are starting to get a bit big headed, they think they can get away with putting high prices and expecting people will pay it because its nintendo.
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