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perdie2546d ago

wow thats a $80 difference!!! this thing must not be that good to see a price drop that high. I think its pretty cool and now I might have to get one.... or maybe if it still stinks in sales they will drop it again :P

EYEamNUMBER12546d ago

kinda makes you wonder if they still make a profit on it with a 170 price tag how much of a profit were they making with 250 price tag

IF this turns out to be true im actually glad i was too broke to buy one

CrazyForGames2546d ago

i think it was rumored 100 bucks SUPPOSEDLY it only cost 100 to make each one maybe like 80 i guess

qface642546d ago

WOAH i was going to pick one up 2 weeks from now talk about a serious treat 80 dollars in my pocket makes me happy

Muletroid2546d ago

should have been 199 to start with so hearing 169 is a surprising treat

they tried to make a little too much profit with the 250 price if they still make a profit off this price then its whatever
seems like their eyes were originally bigger than their stomachs (the saying is something like that)

i already own one so its oh well for me though

Michael-Jackson2546d ago

This further confirms that the $100 to make rumor may be true.

Wenis2546d ago

Im definitely getting one now. I mean this is a huge price drop. I was expecting it to drop like $50 by Christmas and then next year another $50, but $80 right now is a welcome surprise

gaffyh2546d ago

The fact that they can drop it to $169 means that it costs a hell of a lot less to make, and that they were ripping off consumers in the first place. I was thinking of buying one a few weeks ago, but changed my mind due to the lack of software, glad to see I waited.

And it's almost guaranteed that Nintendo's still making money off this price, they were just waiting until it was closer to PSVita release date and holidays to cut the price.

Ult iMate2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

The price cut alone will not do much good. For me as a gamer, at least. I'm waiting for games to buy a new console (what else do you buy a new one for?). ANd this have to be solid system sellers and not ports or remakes. Super Mario and Mario Kart would be enough for a start. But I'll wait till RE Revelations just to be sure that 3DS will have steady support from third parties.

@ CrazyForGames
It's only $101 for Nintendo to make a 3DS. Just google "3ds production cost".

I_find_it_funny2546d ago

I'll wait for another 50€ price cut it still has no games to make me rush for it

dedicatedtogamers2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

The question that no one is asking:

What will retailers think?

There are thousands of unpurchased 3DS units sitting on store shelves everywhere, but those retailers bought the system expecting to sell it at $250. Now Nintendo is cutting the price by $80 (in two weeks, no less) and expecting everything to be fine?

I think there might be a bit of backlash.

firefoxprime2546d ago

Nah man....I am seriously PISSED!!!!! Every form of profanity is bangin in my head right now. Those freakin dipsh*ts bump up the pricetag, and claim it was "okay", due to the positive response from E32010.

Now they're backed up in a corner(that they themselves put them in), and shave of freakin $80!!!!

Oh, and their so slick. Trying to give us 20 free old games. I'm not stupid Nintendo! Trying to play on a gamers nostalgia has always been your forte...I bought a 3DS to play 3DS games Nintendo!!!! Where are they?

That $80 is 2 weeks worth of gas money right there...ARGHHHH!!!

Zashule2546d ago


Retailers get a price drop guarantee with all their new games and systems, so If the 3DS cost them $235 from the distributor and drops to a distributor cost of $155 they will get a credit on their account for the difference. Same with new games that have price drops. The only thing that will hurt retailers are any 3DS trade ins in the last week, assuming they trade for about $175 (being generous) Used retailers will have to take a hit and price it at $159 and lose the $15 plus any profit they would have made.

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iamtehpwn2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

This Price cut is enough to make a lot of us and many casuals go purchase--the REAL question is how poor was Nintendo's sale for them to make this huge of a price cut not even 6 full months later?

CrazyForGames2546d ago

it shouldn't have been 250 to begin with that was nintendo trying to bring in some seriously huge profits based on the DS's popularity
which was a mistake from the start

like i said in another article SUPPOSEDLY they would have been making close to 100 in profits off each unit sold at the 250 price SUPPOSEDLY

kingdavid2546d ago

If you look at their sales data released today, their sales for this quarter were horrendous. 710 thousand compared to 3.1 million compared to the first quarter.

ChickeyCantor2545d ago

Or a brilliant diversion by Iwata himself.
Price it high, give it a price cut, make it more attractive that way....

Ok im just on drugs now, but seems legit ;DXD

meetajhu2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

hahahhahaha i'm very happy. This device has failed miserably. Nintendo and Mario bs must die. In past 20 Years is there any new ip from Nintendo? Nintendo is organization who makes games for non gamers and i don't want such pathetic games.Let the disagree begin kiddies!

@below i'm not even trolling. I don't know why but if i bash a product people say i'm trolling. I own all current gen consoles and 3ds and waiting for Vita. I never even touched this device after i played Zelda:OT.Its a complete garbage. I never justify my purchase by saying its a good product. The only product i never bash is PC because it gives value for money.

iamtehpwn2546d ago

Dude. You suck at trolling. Don't even bother trying.

qface642546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

if your not trolling that just makes you look either sad or idiotic
at least trolls do it for the luls

you say nintendo is garbage and must die you complain about the past 20 years but you were dumb enough to buy the 3DS? um excuse me but what?
how much sense does that make?

its like me going out and buying protoype even though i hate it and activision

jacksonmichael2546d ago

Dude, you sound like you're twirling a mustache. Are you? Are you twirling a mustache? You are, aren't you? You're twirling a mustache.

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fear882546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

You know I am actually quite happy about this drop. It was a shock to see the device at 250 especially considering its selling feature did not impress me all that much (3D). I still feel that 3D is a gimmick and I wish the industry would stop pursuing it altogether.

But aside from that I am still disappointed in the lack of quality software at launch. And mostly disappointed in the lack of a capacitive touchscreen. I think it would have been more intuitive to go with capacitive because the resistive touch cannot be used with just fingers but always requires a stylus.

If the library is resolved I will definitely buy but maybe after a second price drop.

Cmpunk2546d ago

@#@@@@@ you know how much i paid for a 3ds? $350 what a waste of money no games or anything but thats australis for you!! i should have waited for a price cut

sack_boi2546d ago

You got screwed big time.

Cmpunk2546d ago

i got screwed by game this fat ugly pig promoised me free games and a price cut on launch day and when it launched he said there wasn't one while ebgames [gamestop] had it down to $330 with 2 free games

Knushwood Butt2546d ago

In Japan the price cut is 10,000 Yen!!

New price of 15,000 down from 25,000.

Just goes to show what a rip off it was in the first place.

fatstarr2546d ago

YESSS I knew this was gonna happen, Now instead of 5 games i can get 7 :D.

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nopunctuation2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

It just came out like yesterday. This is NOT possible until next year. The force has been disrupted dammit.

Optical_Matrix2546d ago

It's been made official by Nintendo. They're also offering early adopters 10 free NES games and 10 free GBA games off of the E-Shop. It is not fake. So simmer down

Madusha2546d ago

Ya...cause Nintendo want's to spread fake press releases throughout the

jazzking20012546d ago

Well i am happy i did not buy one ..... this makes me more likely to get one ....but slightly more

kingdavid2546d ago

People who bought theirs before august get 10 free nes and GBA games if its any consolation.

dragunrising2546d ago

That makes me somewhat happy being an early adopter and all. I don't understand how/why the 3DS wasn't cheaper from the get-go, however they obviously don't want to anger Nintendo diehards that already have one.

I think the biggest reason they dropped the price was mediocre sales and the impending launch of the PS Vita. If you compare specs and features to value, they're in two different leagues.

MasterCornholio2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

Glad i didnt buy one at launch. Now just drop it to 150 euros and i will pick one up or if i can find it used for that price. I knew Nintendo priced it high to take advantage of the early adopters but i was never expecting them to drop the price this quickly. Maybe its because of the Vitas pricing that they did this.

Neo Nugget2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

"By the end of 2011, Nintendo will provide Ambassadors with 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games. These include games like Yoshi's Island™: Super Mario™ Advance 3, Mario Kart™: Super Circuit, Metroid™ Fusion, WarioWare™, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ and Mario vs. Donkey Kong™. These games will be available exclusively to Ambassadors, and Nintendo currently has no plans to make these 10 games available to the general public on the Nintendo 3DS in the future."

Exclusive GBA games? Hell yeah!

I'm glad Nintendo didn't just drop the price like it was nothing. Can't really complain about paying more when you get tons of free games!