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Matts Legacy
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(02-08-2012, 01:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

No, it's a sale that ends on 2/12. Someone on CAG mentioned that managers said this sale was initiated by Nintendo to grab people on the fence. Haha...good timing eh.


Source:http://www.gamesradar.com/3ds-gamest...en-everywhere/

Nintendoís 3DS had a rocky start, but following a crazy huge price cut, it not only got back on track but performed better in eight months than the DS did in its first year. Thanks to the lower price and giant releases like Mario Kart and Monster Hunter 3G in Japan, the 3DS has been trouncing the Vita on a weekly basis in the island nation. Obviously Nintendo wants to repeat that success in the US, perhaps using shocking price reductions, at least if one GameStop listing is anything to go by.

Currently on GameStop's website you can buy a new 3DS system for $149.99, $20 less than the current price elsewhere. Itís listed like a sale price by Stop, but GameStop basically NEVER cuts prices on new hardware, and Nintendo stuff besides. More often this type of thing happens as part of an industry wide price drop. Is this the case?
Our brief research has proven that competing mega-retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and Wal-Mart are still charging $169.99 for a new unit. Recently Nintendo has given GameStop US-exclusive retail items, like the 3DS Circle Pad Pro and Xenoblade Chronicles. Itís possible that this is another Nintendo favor, but itíd be a pretty big one.
In the US Nintendo is launching a new pink unbundled 3DS system in three days, which would be a great time to reveal a shocking, last minute price cut
. Perhaps The N is letting Stop in on the new MSRP a little early, but we bet itís only a matter of time before every US store will reflect that price. Nintendo is playing hardball with Sony and this clearly appears to be a big move to overshadow the Vitaís upcoming launch that begins with early bundles on 2/15 and a full launch on 2/22.



Link:http://www.gamestop.com/browse/conso...form_row7_col1

Nintendo going the limit?
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ShirAhava
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(02-08-2012, 01:12 AM)
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redesign in 5.....4....3...
Wario64
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(02-08-2012, 01:12 AM)
No, it's a sale that ends on 2/12. Someone on CAG mentioned that managers said this sale was initiated by Nintendo to grab people on the fence. Haha...good timing eh.
Neverfade
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(02-08-2012, 01:12 AM)
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Justifying dropping trade in prices for 3DS for the inevitable influx.

Edit: Before anyone does, please don't take this post as me saying the 3DS is unworthy of the Vita. I love and will keep my 3DS and will buy a Vita. Hooray games.
The Mana Legend
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(02-08-2012, 01:12 AM)
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Sony has been Nintendowned.
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(02-08-2012, 01:12 AM)
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Price drop? I want more free games to make up for this!!!!!!
VGChampion
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(02-08-2012, 01:13 AM)
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I don't see why Nintendo would drop it again when it's selling like crazy and has already broken sales records in places.
LiK
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(02-08-2012, 01:13 AM)
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bomba
DMPrince
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(02-08-2012, 01:13 AM)
Vita would've bombed without the help of them.
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Yay! More 20 free games!

Golden Sun this time, please.
KillGore
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(02-08-2012, 01:13 AM)
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Super Nintendo Ambassador Games confirmed
Duxxy3
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(02-08-2012, 01:14 AM)
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I think it's clearing out old systems for re-design or just an update.

edit: if this is a price drop... vita is completely and utterly fucked.
Matts Legacy
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(02-08-2012, 01:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

No, it's a sale that ends on 2/12. Someone on CAG mentioned that managers said this sale was initiated by Nintendo to grab people on the fence. Haha...good timing eh.

Indeed.
CrAzY FiNgErS
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(02-08-2012, 01:15 AM)
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Man, this is so tempting, but I know I will have buyers remorse as soon as Nintendo reveals the 3DS Lite.
Banana Kid
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(02-08-2012, 01:15 AM)
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I should buy one of those.
SykoTech
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(02-08-2012, 01:15 AM)
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Very nice. Might finally be time to buy one. Still not enough games I want though.
Dynamite Ringo Matsuri
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(02-08-2012, 01:15 AM)
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Damn... So tempted... But must hold out for redesign
Medalion
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Moar 3DS bomba, good all around
thuway
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(02-08-2012, 01:16 AM)
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Sony needs to get that price down sooner rather than later. Since they went with a conventional design this time, the price will hopefully fall faster than the original PSP.
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(02-08-2012, 01:16 AM)
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+1 holding out for a redesign. Second analog built in or bust.
ShockingAlberto
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(02-08-2012, 01:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Duxxy3

I think it's clearing out old systems for re-design or just an update.

In one chain with no advertisement or PR from Nintendo?
24FrameDaVinci
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(02-08-2012, 01:17 AM)
$250 is a fair price for the 3DS though, right guys?
nincompoop
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Clearing out stock for the new revision with built-in vitality sensor
Guevara
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(02-08-2012, 01:17 AM)
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This basically confirms a redesign, better wait for that

lol
Comet
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(02-08-2012, 01:18 AM)
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Damn, I should have sold my 3DS earlier for the inevitable re-design :p
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Upgrades for the DS averaged every 18-19 months, so we're still a bit early on that.

Fall would be much more likely.
The Mana Legend
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(02-08-2012, 01:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by 24FrameDaVinci

$250 is a fair price for the 3DS though, right guys?

I got almost 700 hours out of it before the price drop, and I loved every second of it, so for me it was worth the $250. But for most, it definitely wasn't.
Duxxy3
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

In one chain with no advertisement or PR from Nintendo?

Price drops have been leaked in store ads before official announcements in the past.
Lone_Prodigy
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(02-08-2012, 01:19 AM)
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Not sure what prices were in the US, but in Canada the 3DS was $130-$150 basically every week in December (and $130 for a week after Christmas).
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(02-08-2012, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

In one chain with no advertisement or PR from Nintendo?

Out right price drops are pretty rare for sales. Especially for Nintendo.
Ghost_Protocol
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(02-08-2012, 01:19 AM)
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The redesign is coming very soon. It would be insane to rush out and buy one now.
Buzzati
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(02-08-2012, 01:19 AM)
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This Just In: Nintendo to offer Snake Rattle N' Roll, Cobra Triangle, and used copies of Dunston Checks In to early adopters.
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(02-08-2012, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Guevara

This basically confirms a redesign, better wait for that

I can actually hear the blood vessels bursting as GAF reads this post.
Ken Masters
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(02-08-2012, 01:20 AM)
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$100 gap between the 2 is going to kill the vita, and it's sad because I just tried it out at a GameStop and its a beautiful system
chickdigger802
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(02-08-2012, 01:20 AM)
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So this is nintendo's Fatality against Sony eh?

Sony is only worth $20 to them lmao.
olimpia84
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(02-08-2012, 01:20 AM)
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Nice, I might get one for the GF then.
BY2K
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Nintendo is fighting dirty.
MiniBossman
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(02-08-2012, 01:20 AM)
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Still smells of 3DSi Lite XL to me
MisterLuffy
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(02-08-2012, 01:21 AM)
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I should have waited.
Emitan
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(02-08-2012, 01:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by 24FrameDaVinci

$250 is a fair price for the 3DS though, right guys?

I bought it at that price and regret nothing. Not like someone held a gun to my head and made me pay $250.
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I like how aggressive Nintendo has been with pricing. Hope this continues with the Wii U :)
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(02-08-2012, 01:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Duxxy3

I think it's clearing out old systems for re-design or just an update.

Today I was at GameStop, and one of the 3DS boxes was slightly damaged. Another sign there's a redesign coming? You decide!
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(02-08-2012, 01:23 AM)
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Still listed at $170 CAD for Canadians at ebgames.ca.

Must be an America-only thing, at least for now.
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Originally Posted by Ken Masters

$100 gap between the 2 is going to kill the vita, and it's sad because I just tried it out at a GameStop and its a beautiful system

The 3DS is also beautiful. I remember that was the biggest difference between a lot of people deciding between the DS and the PSP back in the day. The PSP was much more slick and technical than the DS, while the DS was incredibly bulky and ugly. This time, however, the 3DS is very slick and no slouch graphically or technically, and is much more portable than the Vita. Now with the $100 price difference, it's pretty obvious which one will win out for for the next couple of months before Sony gets their shit together.
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Originally Posted by Ghost_Protocol

The redesign is coming very soon. It would be insane to rush out and buy one now.

The cool thing about this is you can keep saying it for months and months and never be wrong. Thats why you do it, right? It brings sunshine to your life?
ffdgh
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(02-08-2012, 01:23 AM)
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This may convince a few people.
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(02-08-2012, 01:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tobor

+1 holding out for a redesign. Second analog built in or bust.

I own a 3DS but I would like a second analog built in because I have a cash bet with someone on GAF about that very issue and I like making money off chumps.
PKrockin
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(02-08-2012, 01:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Buzzati

This Just In: Nintendo to offer Snake Rattle N' Roll, Cobra Triangle, and used copies of Dunston Checks In to early adopters.

I would actually love this.
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(02-08-2012, 01:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

I own a 3DS but I would like a second analog built in because I have a cash bet with someone on GAF about that very issue and I like making money off chumps.

Haha, nice. :)
Matts Legacy
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(02-08-2012, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dynamite Ringo Matsuri

Damn... So tempted... But must hold out for redesign

Originally Posted by Tobor

+1 holding out for a redesign. Second analog built in or bust.

Originally Posted by Guevara

This basically confirms a redesign, better wait for that

lol

Originally Posted by Ghost_Protocol

The redesign is coming very soon. It would be insane to rush out and buy one now.

Originally Posted by MiniBossman

Still smells of 3DSi Lite XL to me

1:

Or

2:

On topic 150.00 is a steal at this point. Redesign or not. I can't wait to see the deals the Vita has.

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