Nintendo 3Ds In March 2011


dnlgreenwood

I'LL END YOU!!!
Joined
Jul 17, 2010
Messages
705
Age
26
Location
BC, Canada
I have an idea, everyone! Don't let anyone buy a 3DS... that way, Nintendo will have to mark the price down...

Seriously, though:
The DS lite was originally $149.99 in Canada, but since the DSi and DSiXL are out, the price is now $139.99... and the DSi is at $149.99, the DS Lite's old price. Well, to be honest, this isn't a very significant price drop.
If I ever get a 3DS, and if the pricing ratio is anything like the DS Lite (the US price was originally $8-$10 cheaper than the Canadian price,) I might go to the US to buy one, though that would be completely pointless unless I am already in the US for some reason because gasoline isn't free.<br><br>
johncross85 said:
<br>In
Japan the DSi is 15,000 yen which is £113 but it has an RRP of £150 in
the UK. The 3DS will be 25,000 yen which is £189 so with a similar mark
up for the UK it would be about £250.<br><br>Traditionally, there is a
1:1 price between the US and UK, eg the DSi is $150 (according to
Amazon) while, as mentioned above, it's £150 in the UK. So, $250 in US
and £250 in the UK would be pretty typical for Nintendo's pricing
structure.<br><br>John<br>
<br><br>15000 yen is about $180 Canadian... and the DSi price is about $150 in Canada... does that mean that the price of a DSi is cheaper in Canada/US than Japan? It must be more expensive in Japan because of the demand for them. I hardly know anyone with a DSi (only two people to be honest.)<br>

one reason I want to get a 3DS is Dead or Alive... hooray for bouncing (you know what) in 3D! (lol)
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Javacat

Founder of the WarmFluffyUK fan club
Joined
Dec 2, 2005
Messages
2,093
Age
36
Location
England
Website
Visit site
It might be on the steep side at launch, but they always drop the price after a couple of months. Whatever the cost and even though it looks pretty cool, I probably won't be getting one for awhile. I don't really like the current design and think it all looks like a bit of a bodged job. I'm still far from convinced about the whole 3D phase going on atm with everything. I'll wait until the price has seriously dropped or until a redesign.
 

dnlgreenwood

I'LL END YOU!!!
Joined
Jul 17, 2010
Messages
705
Age
26
Location
BC, Canada
Javacat said:
It might be on the steep side at launch, but they always drop the price after a couple of months. Whatever the cost and even though it looks pretty cool, I probably won't be getting one for awhile. I don't really like the current design and think it all looks like a bit of a bodged job. I'm still far from convinced about the whole 3D phase going on atm with everything. I'll wait until the price has seriously dropped or until a redesign.

I agree with waiting for a redesign... just look at the original DS beside a DS Lite. But if the redesign has severely strict security (anti-hack) features, I'd go for the original.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Top