3DS = $300


Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS console appears likely to have a $300 price point.


Early listings of the handheld in the UK list the price as £199.99, which is roughly $300 or ¥25,000 in real money – a price which corresponds with analyst predictions and the general suspicion that nobody would pay any more for it.

The official announcement of release dates and pricing is expected in September at a Nintendo conference.

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    Avatar of Niwa
    Comment by Niwa
    06:00 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    swift kick to the gonads this is :/
    but of course who knows what real price will be in the U.S

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    Comment by Schrobby
    06:04 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's a hefty price tag...

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    Comment by Kevin
    06:04 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Just a speculation price. Not nintendo's price. Most likely won't be 300 smackers... after all... it's nintendo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:56 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And WE don't get you. So hah.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    06:26 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "...nobody would pay any more for it."

    More like "most probably wouldn't pay that much for it." Well, it'll get cheaper later...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:38 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It depends. In the US it will not sell well,and Konami might be charged for child porn. >:( Look at the games for the DS. They have a high number of games for little kids.

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    Comment by Gitami
    16:50 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    >>Food or games? Sometimes the decision is hard...

    You can live on water and sugar. In fact you might splooge abit and treat yourself to some salt too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @The dude up there that would pay 500$ for a real 3D screen: I would as well, assuming that 3D screen is on a huge TV. But for a 3DS, it might be a bit much. I'm pretty sure a lot of people would pay 500$ for a new 3D TV.

    On a side note, if the 3DS is as powerfull as they say, then it's clearly worth the money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmmm I don't see what everyone is making a fuss about personally... If I wanted to go to a store around where I live and pick up a PSP that thing is still fucking $300. $300 for a superior system doesn't sound that bad to me. ^_^

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    Comment by Chi
    11:22 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    All they need to do is have Love Plus 3DS as a launch title, and they can put at any price and people will buy it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:50 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Games for the DS...

    How much of that is shovelware?

    How much of them are even games one would enjoy playing on the 40 minute train ride to and from school?

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    Comment by MasterYuke
    10:00 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    with a 3DS you'll think that turkey feast is real! enjoy.

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    Comment by TNinja
    06:59 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm just saying that prices in "digits" keeps raising. But I believe the value would remain the same.

    Oh what the heck. It's almost the same as a home console price. Doesn't seem too big for me, cincidering what that thing is equipped with.

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    Comment by fxc2
    06:51 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't ge you people. I'd pay 500 bucks just to be able to own a real first 3D screen.

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    Comment by Kevin
    08:05 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only cure is to go out and buy a 3DS

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    Comment by TehBoringOne
    08:18 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Food or games? Sometimes the decision is hard...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:18 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too expensive for me; I will keep "playing" with my GF vagina instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:25 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I suggest you seek some medical help. You seem to be suffering from a severe case of hallucinations.

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    Comment by Ghost Dog
    11:04 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if it's more, the price will probably go down in the first 6 months anyway. Nintendo will have to price the 3DS competitively to compete with all the new games coming to the 360 and PS3.

    Nintendo fan-boys will pay, so the question is.... Will other console owners pay $300(plus games) when they can buy tons of new games for the same amount of money?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll just wait until they release 3DS Lite or some 2nd revision with the problems fixed.

    Price will probably be a bit lower by then.

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    Comment by Pyrogooshi
    11:38 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd buy it, provided there are some really good games... I'm actually halfway sold with the Ocarina of Time remake. Anyway, in my country it'll probably cost twice the price the US wil get... yep, that's how South America works.

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    Comment by giascle
    05:51 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by BlaqCat
    01:05 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is about the same price I figured in the first place. So I'm not surprised (considering the tech involved) I wonder if this gives sony the idea to charge 350-400 for it's next portable.....

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    Comment by Lucifer
    06:09 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I rather wait when price is reduced. The system will be around and it isn't going anywhere. So I'll wait.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:21 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still I preffer to get it for $100 from the "black market" (the market rub by black's mafia).

    That or beat up a geek and get it for free ñ_ñ

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:36 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    fucking idiots, shit in the uk is ALWAYS overpriced. new wii games here are £40. do you fuckers pay $70 for them? no of course not

    don't worry, you americans won't be paying more than $250 for this piece of shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:33 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You realize that owning stolen property is a crime in itself right? Also: Before you go "Yeah, well I can just say I didn't know!" Go ahead and look up willful blindness.

    It's the same legal term that describes exactly why you can't be a drug mule and just go "Well, the guy only asked me to carry it, I didn't know it was full of Cocaine..." You SHOULD have known where it came from. Just saying you didn't doesn't cut it.

    Just like saying you didn't know the nigger with 15 of them, with no packages peddling out of the back of a van at 66% off retail price didn't steal them isn't going to cut it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just wait till more good games come out for it and then there will be a new 3DS model so you can either buy the old 3DS for cheaper or buy a new better 3DS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:27 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    To complete my post above: even with the price raise everytime, the DS has sold over 30.5M units in Japan alone, making it the most successful console over there. And it might as well make it to 32M by xmas.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the 3DS is somewhat as successful as the DS, there won't be a price reduction until a new 3DS model comes out (i.e Lite or w/e).

    So if you really want a 3DS it'd be better to go for it at release, or pay a premium price for a next model which might have the same price or even a little higher price.

    For reference in Japan the DS went up in price everytime a new model came out: DS < DSL < DSi < DSi XL

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You lazy anon, why don't you beat up those geeks instead of using ugly blacks to do the dirty work?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so true, DS < DSL < DSi < DSi XL
    since GBA also had a GBAlite
    there sure is no doubt there will be a 3DSlite, maybe even 3DSi, etc...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because I don't want to have a criminal record, but neither pay $300 bucks for that sh1t LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Preffer to boy it in the black market, you know, from n1ggers to take them from weak geeks =D

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    Comment by D Day
    07:52 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember when the majority of outlets said that the Wii wouldn't last a year in the market and would get destroyed in sales by the PS3 and 360? Remember them? Yeah, I thought so

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:05 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Wallace Hunter
    >25-30 percent defect rates

    No. You barely hear of PS3s malfunctioning, get your facts straight.

    +if 360 was to be more like it's predecessor, noone would play it today. Original Xbox failed and it was the least attractive console if you considered the library of games.

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    Comment by Wallace Hunter
    11:59 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was before the 25-30 percent defect rates became apparent for the Xbox 360 and PS3, and when everyone KNEW that the Wii would be magnet for gimmicky shovelware bullshit, but it was assumed that the 360 and PS3 would be more like their predecessors.

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    Comment by alidan
    12:03 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    to be honest the wii isnt made for hardcore gamers, and no one thought you would get non gamers to get that system.

    when non gamers wanted a wii, thats when shit hit the fan if nintendo failed to get them, the wii would barely have sold 5 million consoles total

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:03 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    alidan wii is more hardcore than 360 and ps3 withe ther mature / graphical games that are easier than wii sports ...

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    Comment by alidan
    11:35 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    more hardcore? define that to me. because i don't see hardcore as meaning anything, at first there were gamers and non gamers, than the wii made casual gamers now the games i originally likes are hardcore and crap no one should buy EVER are casual.


    hard core to me is BALL BUSTING difficulty mixed with its fair.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:01 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    at last, some sense from a two-bit fanboy cretin here!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, so are you dissing the outlets or the PS3 and Xbox 360?

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    15:35 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is my gameplan:

    Suck it up, and DO NOT buy a 3DS! Screw that. I'll wait until games like Inazuma Eleven and Ni no Kuni comes out on the DS. That'll tide me for YEARS.

    Also, knowing Nintendo, they're going to drop at least $150 on the pricetag on that thing in a matter of years after release + they're going to fix whatever ergonomic and button-quality/screen-quality problems by then.

    It got burned bigtime with the GBA (3 succeeding versions of GBAs I have), Nintendo DS (right now, on my 3rd version) and I keep wondering why I keep falling for Nintendo's tactics.

    Wait a few years. THEN buy it and get a bunch of games on the cheap + get a superior 3DS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Feels like this article is missing a link to the system capabilities of the piece of shit BARELY being better then the MUCH older PSP, hah..

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:57 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because as the past has proven, the UK gets shafted for prices while NA gets a normal price. I'm calling it as $200 USD just because if I remember right, for previous consoles and handhelds, they just kept the numbers and added pounds/euro/etc. So NA will be $200 USD, europe will be 200 pounds.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:54 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @6:57 "europe will be 200 pounds."

    don't u mean Euro's? as i recall that's the currency there not pounds?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And in Australia, it WILL be AU$300, same as the DSi XL is

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    Comment by 9lantern
    12:59 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right right! DSi XL's are still 300 dollars, so...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    $300 was what everyone was expecting. No surprises here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone? Speak for yourself buddy, I was expecting no more than $200.

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    Comment by Dia
    07:05 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't US usually get these things cheaper?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The US usually does and also gets a fair amount of lousy games.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    07:43 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ugh...If this is the price, that's like my one week paycheck...

    Nevertheless what price it is, I must acquire one...

    Now I wonder how much the games are...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:30 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... you're being underpaid. You should attempt to get a raise.

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