Surveys of gamers seem to back the reaction of investors – the great majority of gamers seem to think the 3DS is overpriced.
The survey, based on 1,000 responses:
Is the Nintendo 3DS expensive? Or cheap?
It is set to be released on the 26th of February at ¥25,000.
As previously observed, the 3DS does indeed appear to be the most expensive handheld Nintendo has ever released, despite hardware some are accusing of being significantly inferior to smartphones and other devices at a similar price-point:
GB – ¥12800
GBC – ¥8900
GBA – ¥9800
GBASP – ¥12500
DS – ¥15000
DSL – ¥16800
DSi – ¥18900
DSiLL – ¥20000
3DS – ¥25000
Just whether Nintendo’s formidable brand and game development expertise makes up for the pricing remains to be seen.