Nintendo Must Lower 3DS Game Prices to $25 Or Less, Improve Attach Rates, says Analyst

Nintendo is clearly going through a rough patch. The company slashed its annual profit estimate and was essentially forced to lower the price on its 3DS handheld, after the device failed to really take off at retail. The good news for Nintendo is that 3DS is now $80 cheaper than Sony's upcoming PlayStation Vita, and the Vita will miss the important holiday season here in the U.S. and in Europe. That said, Nintendo still has a challenging road ahead.

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donniebaseball2480d ago

I'd say $20 would be the sweet spot on portable software.

meganick2480d ago

Or at least take 3DS game prices to DS levels, meaning $30 for the bigger games, and $20 or less for smaller games.

PygmelionHunter2480d ago

That would be $35 for the bigger games and $25-30 for the smaller ones, actually.

meganick2479d ago

The $35 price was pretty rare. Most DS games were $30 with smaller games like Brain Age and Picross being $20.

Tuxedo_Mask2480d ago

The fact that Nintendo dropped the price of the 3DS at all was a big deal, if they drop the price of the games we'd know they're in trouble. Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii is still full price new, so what does that tell you about how Nintendo prices their games?

axisofweevils2480d ago

The fact is, three 3DS games have already sold more than 1 million. People are willing to pay for quality.

And given how the third parties have deserted the 3DS, resulting in the current situation, why on earth should Nintendo reduce their prices just so they can sell more shovelware?

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