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Nintendo 3DS price drop around the world

So even though we know Nintendo has a very very deep pocket of money, the Nintendo 3DS hasn’t sold as much as they hoped. But they still got the money from Wii and NDS holding them high. Two of the best selling consoles of all time. Now their stock has dropped to a low state not seen since 2005. The Nintendo DS had a slow start, but selling that many 3DS’s isn’t exactly bad. However, there is a price drop that will take place all over the world for the new 3D handheld. Check your region for an exact price soon. But you can read the American press release here, and the European here. But it’s pretty much the same statement.

After Sony announced the price of the Vita, the successor to PlayStation Portable, people immediately started thinking about Nintendo’s price tag on their hand held system. Now, both systems offers something different and not the least when it comes to games. So I think it’s a good thing they are priced the same. But PS Vita IS more expensive to make and it will be brand new when it comes out. So this is a very good step by Nintendo. One very surprising thing though, is that Nintendo WILL lose money on every 3DS sold. Which is something Nintendo basically never has done. That is impressive in it’s self. Satoru Iwata (the president of Nintendo of Japan) says that it’s necessary to bring things back on track.

As I’ve said before I don’t own a 3DS yet, but I very much want one. I’ve been holding off due to lack of time and lack of games and also the fear of the troubles the system has had. As well as the not being a big fan of the systems aesthetic design. But not the temptation to by one is very strong. But the more time that passes the closer we get to the obvious re-design of the system. Maybe I should wait for that one, it’ll be a first for me.

Lastly, here’s a new UK commercial for 3DS. The strange thing is how they don’t mention the glasses free 3D at all…

You gonna get one now? 

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