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TheNatural
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(11-26-2012, 02:14 PM)
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Picture of the 3DS XL bundle

From CheapAssGamer

I know for a fact that Target is dropping the 3DS to $129.99 next week, because I've seen the ad, and this guy confirms it.

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...d.php?t=332985

Didn't know it was a MSRP move by Nintendo though, but now it all makes sense.
confuziz
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(11-26-2012, 02:17 PM)
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VITA :

Striek
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(11-26-2012, 02:17 PM)
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Didn't expect another drop yet. Nintendo going to kill it these holidays with the 3DS. Nice price.
EmmanuelMunoz
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(11-26-2012, 02:17 PM)
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Wow, I didn't see an MSRP drop coming.

Where is the Vita drop?
YuriLowell
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(11-26-2012, 02:18 PM)
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Vita crushed.
JordanKZ
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(11-26-2012, 02:18 PM)
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Drop the price of the XL in Europe and I'm there.
BGBW
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(11-26-2012, 02:18 PM)
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So, where's my second helping of ambassador games?
Sintoid
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(11-26-2012, 02:18 PM)
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I easily find 3DS at 99 in some Italian Shopping market. That price is nothing new
shinra-bansho
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(11-26-2012, 02:18 PM)
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"Smartphones and tablets haven't affected the handheld market."
watershed
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(11-26-2012, 02:18 PM)
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Damn if that's an MSRP price drop that's pretty quick. Nintendo must really be desperate for 3ds sales to pick up outside of Japan. I wonder if it will still be profitable per unit at this new price. Everywhere outside of Japan is no longer handheld friendly territory.
U2NUMB
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(11-26-2012, 02:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by EmmanuelMunoz


Where is the Vita drop?

Black Friday saved the vita.. no need.
PunjabiPlaya
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(11-26-2012, 02:20 PM)
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Ambassador program pt. 2, bring it on!
mugurumakensei
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(11-26-2012, 02:20 PM)
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3DS finally down to launch DS price.
chaosblade
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(11-26-2012, 02:20 PM)
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Come on Nintendo, don't kill the Vita yet. Ys isn't out yet. :(

After that it's fair game I guess.
brandonh83
(11-26-2012, 02:20 PM)
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I'm whatever about the price I just want more color options namely all black or all white.
frankie_baby
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(11-26-2012, 02:20 PM)
Surprisingly late in the holiday season but should ensure a killer December
slit
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(11-26-2012, 02:20 PM)
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Wow, Ninty putting the final nail the coffin. Actually the final nail was drove in awhile ago for Vita, this is just to boost Nintendo's own sales.
lunchwithyuzo
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(11-26-2012, 02:20 PM)
I'm guessing November figures to this point are lower than expected (NPD should be fun). Good move, they needed to get to DSL's price point asap.

Now, about those game prices...
vall03
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(11-26-2012, 02:21 PM)
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still no new color?! fuck this shit NoA!
Iacobellis
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(11-26-2012, 02:21 PM)
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Holy shit, $140 is cheap. No Black XL in the US after all?
vareon
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(11-26-2012, 02:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinra-bansho

"Smartphones and tablets haven't affected the handheld market."

Not even Nintendo is saying this anymore.
EmmanuelMunoz
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(11-26-2012, 02:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by U2NUMB

Black Friday saved the vita.. no need.

Forgot about that, carry on Sony.
cw_sasuke
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(11-26-2012, 02:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sintoid

I easily find 3DS at 99 in some Italian Shopping market. That price is nothing new

What exactly has this to do with the US price ?
thomasmahler
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(11-26-2012, 02:22 PM)
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100$ cheaper than the Vita. Yeah, I know what parents will buy.
Kunan
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(11-26-2012, 02:22 PM)
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Definitely didn't see this coming. Nintendo is being quite aggressive this holiday. Necessary with all the games being delayed to 2013. That Mario Kart bundle is going to sell truckloads.
sphagnum
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(11-26-2012, 02:22 PM)
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Interesting, I wonder why they're dropping the price again...

Wish I had the money to pick up the 3DSXL bundle.
frankie_baby
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(11-26-2012, 02:23 PM)

Originally Posted by watershed

Damn if that's an MSRP price drop that's pretty quick. Nintendo must really be desperate for 3ds sales to pick up outside of Japan. I wonder if it will still be profitable per unit at this new price. Everywhere outside of Japan is no longer handheld friendly territory.

I guess its still profitable per unit, Nintendo probably included some r&d costs say over the first 20 million units or something that had to be paid off
A Human Becoming
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(11-26-2012, 02:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by BGBW

So, where's my second helping of ambassador games?

It's the regular 3DS dropping price, not the XL.
Nibel
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(11-26-2012, 02:23 PM)
This 3DS bundle is insane... WOW
GeekyDad
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(11-26-2012, 02:24 PM)
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/yawn

My launch 3DS is still mostly collecting dust, though my kid's having fun playing the new Kingdom Hearts.

Both devices just seem so outdated to me now, having spent so much time on my iPhone. Not going to debate the minuses of gaming on iOS, but it's just nice to have everything in one device I can easily carry around with me in my front pocket. Plus, it's hard to reconcile $30-40 a pop when I can spend $10 and have 10 games to fool around with. My guess is, folks like me are the reason Nintendo feels the need for another price drop.
miksar
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(11-26-2012, 02:24 PM)
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3DS needs to be $99, 3DSXL - $149 for it to start to sell really well in the west.
Captain Tuttle
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(11-26-2012, 02:24 PM)
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Nintendo twisting the knife
EmmanuelMunoz
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(11-26-2012, 02:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by sphagnum

Interesting, I wonder why they're dropping the price again...

Wish I had the money to pick up the 3DSXL bundle.

A more aggressive price point while (Probably) remaining profitable, most likely does them more good this Christmas season.
watershed
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(11-26-2012, 02:25 PM)
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I hope game prices are next, back to the ds range of $30 standard $35 SE tax. I think though that this price drop, on top of the initial massive price drop shows that the 3ds as a piece of hardware is not well designed to contend with market realities. Too many potential consumers have been lost to smartphones, ipods, tablets, etc. This really makes me curious about how Nintendo will respond with future hardware refreshes or their next gen handheld.
jcm
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(11-26-2012, 02:25 PM)
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Wow, that's really aggressive. Nintendo must be really concerned about the market outside of Japan. It's very late in the year to change the MSRP.
U2NUMB
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(11-26-2012, 02:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by miksar

3DS needs to be $99, 3DSXL - $149 for it to start to sell really well in the west.

At 150 I would buy an XL instantly ..
McHuj
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(11-26-2012, 02:26 PM)
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Now, I'm really tempted.
Electivirus
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(11-26-2012, 02:26 PM)
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Did not see that coming.
H_Prestige
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(11-26-2012, 02:27 PM)
So is it 129 or 139?
Forkball
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(11-26-2012, 02:27 PM)
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I got my 3DS last year during Black Friday for $130, can't complain. The system is shaping up quite nicely and the eShop has been a pleasant surprise minus it's cumbersome menu. Bravely Default and Animal Crossing need to come over fast now.
Neo C.
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(11-26-2012, 02:27 PM)
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The 3DS was just very recently not sold at loss, if I remember correctly. Back to the red, I guess.
The Boat
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(11-26-2012, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by JordanKZ

Drop the price of the XL in Europe and I'm there.

This.didn't see this coming, not very Nintendo-like.
Nirolak
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(11-26-2012, 02:28 PM)
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I think this makes the platform Nintendo's first sustained loss leader.

I do feel it's definitely the right move though if they want the thing to get above ho-hum sales in the West. Game pricing should probably be their next major consideration.
Ridley327
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(11-26-2012, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by H_Prestige

So is it 129 or 139?

My understanding is that it will be $129 for Target's ad next week, but there's going to be an official price drop to $139 the week after.
SmokyDave
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(11-26-2012, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by vareon

Not even Nintendo is saying this anymore.

Nintendo were one of the first to recognise the threat, weren't they?

I seem to remember them acknowledging it but then I'm usually drunk.
tanooki141
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(11-26-2012, 02:28 PM)
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Wow, the first price drop was pretty crazy, I can't believe we're getting another (smaller) one so soon.
Malvingt2
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(11-26-2012, 02:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by confuziz

VITA :

First post nailed it.
Baconsammy
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(11-26-2012, 02:29 PM)

Originally Posted by thomasmahler

100$ cheaper than the Vita. Yeah, I know what parents will buy.

An iPad Mini.

Originally Posted by SmokyDave

Nintendo were one of the first to recognise the threat, weren't they?

I seem to remember them acknowledging it but then I'm usually drunk.

You're correct, Nintendo mentioned it years ago. Their fans were the ones in denial. People that think this is a plan to kill off the Vita are nutty. This is a reaction to slow the 3DSes own poor sales in the West.
Last edited by Baconsammy; 11-26-2012 at 02:31 PM.
frankie_baby
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(11-26-2012, 02:29 PM)

Originally Posted by H_Prestige

So is it 129 or 139?

A shop doing a 129 offer next week, permanent price drop to 139 week after
AranhaHunter
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(11-26-2012, 02:29 PM)

Originally Posted by thomasmahler

100$ cheaper than the Vita. Yeah, I know what parents will buy.

ipad mini?

I'm actually surprised by this move though and question its necessity. 3DS was profitable at its old price, this is the 2nd major price drop the 3DS has had in the last 14 months. This sends a message saying that maybe next year it'll be $99 and I should wait for that instead. This price drop will not get the 3DS to outsell tablets and smartphones, it'll not get it to reach DS LTD sales, all it will do is make it a much better value proposition compared to vita and possibly kill it.

Nintendo is possibly losing money on each 3DS sold again, so is this worth it?

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