Chris Buffa (Modojo): Nintendo dominated headlines following an unexpected price drop for its 3DS. Starting August 12, consumers can pick up the dual screen system for $169.99, a whopping $80 cheaper than the original and current $249.99.
I would have figured a few dollars or even a $50 drop, but no, they went down 1/3 of the price. I'm still shocked that they're THAT worried about having a similar price to their competitors. But as they well know, price is one of the most important factors in this industry. After a very successful launch, sales plummeted. I wonder if they were that worried about the health of the thing that they were just as worried about that as their competitor's pricing.
Hard to say unless it comes directly from Nintendo. I just think the portable industry has shifted so dramatically they had no other choice.
Most of the DS users are actually youngsters and older people. Who really don't care about the 3d aspect of it. They are the same games being pushed in 3d with slightly better graphics. That's why most people don't care about it. besides the 3d really isn't good at all.
True, I don't see many adults with 3DS systems. But it's still early.
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