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3DS MSRP Drop to $169.99 On 08/12/11, already at Target, WM, Amazon


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#181 hoi1ma

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:33 PM

this reminds me of when ds first lauched. a second revision dslite, we all know how that sell. maybe nintendo will also release a second revision of 3ds and i probably still dont care.
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#182 Antipodes

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:35 PM

No other console in the history of gaming has had a price drop this quickly. Most people expected it to be at least a year or two before any price drop happened. Nintendo pulled a fast one and they know it.

I'm also losing money because the re-sale value will also drop $80 as a result.


Too bad you can't sell your 3DS for as much anymore :cry:

However, this is good for those of us actually keeping our 3DS. The price cut will draw a bigger user-base which will attract more 3rd party developers.

20 games is also a very generous apology.

#183 kidkash03

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:42 PM

Yoshi's Island for free? It was worth it to get the 3DS earlier just to get this game for free.

Hopefully another GBA game will be Zelda: The Minish Cap.

#184 BobbyTastic

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:43 PM

My dilemma here is whether to:

A) Buy it for $250, eat up all the games, and then get a price adjustment to $170.

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B) Continue waiting it out for another price drop or the 3DSlim (the latter being more likely).

I still don't actually own a DS myself (brother does), was waiting to get a Lite cheap so chances are I'll have some form of DS because of this sale (DS Lites are selling $100 for new right now, they better get the fucking price drop they should have, same with XLs).

I think the other 10 games are going to more blah titles honestly. Nintendo needs all the good press it can get right now, no sense holding back the gems.

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#185 lordopus99

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:45 PM

This is a price point they should have started with. With only 3 games that I am interested, I still have to pass even with possibility of buying early/PM for 20 old school games. I care about new games, not 3D rehashes of old school games (which currently and projected future shows on non-digital lineup).

#186 theking20

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:54 PM

all i have to say is lol, smh at me for buying day 1 :/

oh Nintendo, they scared of Vita

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:55 PM

I always felt that $250 was a little high, and I really do have to think this is a combination of poor (comparatively) sales and the fact that Sony threw a huge wrench into the works by announcing a $250 pricepoint. I don't think anyone anywhere realistically entertained the idea that Sony could launch at that price, so I'm guessing Nintendo felt safe launching a little high. This is where you play the Price is Right fail horn.

That being said, I picked up a 3DS on day one, and I really and truly couldn't be happier with it. The thing seems to get a lot of hate online, but I've really had zero of the problems people seem to be complaining about. I've used it nearly every single day since launch, and the line-up of SSFIV, PilotWings, Ghost Recon, Ridge Racer, Dead or Alive, Zelda, and RE has kept me in a ton of stuff to play. It's why I always point out to people that it's not that there aren't games for the system, it's that *you* can't find games *you* want to play. That doesn't mean they don't exist.

If that list of 20 games is accurate, this works out either way. Chances are pretty good that if you were an early adopter, you're someone who would've plunked down the cash for those anyway. In my view, I've enjoyed the hell out of the system since March, and I just ended up pre-paying for a ton of VC that I would've purchase anyway. Plus, given the VC prices, the price difference should be less than the retail of those 20 games.

I hope this does what Nintendo intends and more people discover this system. Between the high price and poor marketing, the 3DS has taken way more shit than it deserves. Hopefully this gets it the recognition it deserves.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:56 PM

Is there some major defect with it? Just wondering because it's odd how this dropped right after Amazon made that statement earlier this week how it suspended 3DS system selling. Is this just a knee jerk reaction nintendo made? Granted the PS Vita will now face a good amount of competition with this new announced price but I was just pondering.

#189 HakurenKyo06

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:05 PM

Very glad I waited on a 3DS purchase now, even at $169, I would rather use that towards a vita.

#190 Jasonlydon

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:08 PM

I was worried about the 3ds' future when the Vita price was announced, this mitigates some of that worry [although I still can't wait to get my Vita].

20 free games is a nice gesture, although I'm guessing I already own at least 18 of them.

I got my 3ds for $10 [B&N Groupon fiasco], so I'm not in a position to complain.

Nice work to recognize a mistake and fix it, Nintendo!

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:13 PM

Here's hoping they come out with a 3dsXL! That would be awesome.
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:13 PM

embarassing move for nintendo

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#193 junkie88

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:15 PM

I bought my 3DS when Zelda OoT came out and then returned a few weeks ago becuase I didnt really care for it. I really just wanted it for the VC games and of course there wasnt any. I own a Wii and only play VC games on it. I have a PS3 and 360 for new games I only really like the old Nintendo stuff.

For me this is a great deal, I am going to rebuy a 3DS closer to Aug 12 to get the free games then get a price adjustment. This will give me the 20 free VC games and since these are the games that I acutally like from Nintendo I will be happy.

I only hope they release more VC games in the future.

#194 headbanger1186

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:15 PM

Yea, the major defects are that it sucks and has no good games.


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#195 headbanger1186

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

I just don't want to get it and then have a seizure everytime I play it.

#196 DRKnight

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:17 PM

I was worried about the 3ds' future when the Vita price was announced, this mitigates some of that worry [although I still can't wait to get my Vita].

20 free games is a nice gesture, although I'm guessing I already own at least 18 of them.

I got my 3ds for $10 [B&N Groupon fiasco], so I'm not in a position to complain.

Nice work to recognize a mistake and fix it, Nintendo!


How did you get a 3DS for 10?

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:19 PM

The Best Buy PM is a no-brainer for anyone on the fence. I love my Mario DsiXL and have absolutely no use for a 3DS, but I'm a sucker for those old GBA games so I might just have to think about picking up one this weekend at Best Buy since I just realized it's tax-free weekend in Virginia.
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#198 madara

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:19 PM

For a guy that has always waited for decent software past N64 console I consider myself the ultimate sucker for being an 3ds early adopter, lesson learned.

#199 BobbyTastic

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:20 PM

For a guy that has always waited for decent software past N64 console I consider myself the ultimate sucker for being an 3ds early adopter, lesson learned.


At least you've finally accepted it.

The skeptics win again, HUZZAH!

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:24 PM

Oh wow... it the system selling that poorly? I'd be pretty pissed about that if I bought the system at $250 as I already own the games listed.

But $170 is a much nicer pill to swallow once SM3D and Kid Icarus come out, which will probably boost sales greatly. I wonder what they would have done had Sony not released the Vita at the same price?

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#201 gmsick

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:25 PM

at this price point. vita doesn't have a chance. DS vs PSP all over again

#202 WhytePanther

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:29 PM

Wooooooow. I picked one up when Target had the $25 gift card deal, +5% off with the target credit card. Yeah, it felt like a lot, but the timing was right, and Zelda was just coming out and there was that soundtrack deal. But the list of free games announced so far sounds pretty awesome. I'd love to get more clarification of what exactly counts as "accessing the store", I mean, I got my free copies of Pokedex 3D and Excitebike, so I assume that means I'm ready to go?

#203 blandstalker

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:30 PM

Well, count me in. I'll be getting one from Best Buy today -- I was considering it yesterday ($199 on sale here in Canada) and pricematch for the difference next month.
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#204 Penguin1084

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:30 PM

holy shit.

i'm down for 20 free games. hopefully this moves some more units and makes companies like capcom rethink their decisions about game development

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:32 PM

Free games or not, I'm not happy about this. I just bought mine in mid June, so I wasn't exactly that "early". I knew they would need a price drop to compete with Vita, but not this rediculously early. Nintendo is hardly "thanking" anybody with a bunch of cheapo VC games that we have been able to play for years. How about rewarding your customers who put faith in your hardware with a free actual... I don't know... 3DS game?! Seriously, just give us a voucher for a free 1st party game when they release.

I'm ready to hear it... "Can't please everyone", "that's what early adopters get", blah blah blah, but this is different. I've been an early adopter for a lot of things and I've never regretted it. I know full well that I'm getting something cool before most other people and that the price will go down eventually. But when you launch a brand new console with numerous hardware problems (crooked screens, bad hinges) which isn't like Nintendo, don't launch your eShop until months later, have the most pathetic game lineup in recent history that rivals the PS3 launch, and drop the price so quickly before most of these issues are resolved, early adopters have officially gotten the shaft. Like I said, thank us with a free copy of Mario or Starfox, not a bunch of old games most of us have played before and can easily play for cheap on their original console.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:34 PM

Nice. I am going to buy this like new from a guy that just got it a week ago. He is selling it for 180 to me now with zelda and RE 3DS. Everything complete. He didn't log into the e-shop so there should be any problems with me downloading the free games!

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:37 PM

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:40 PM

That's a confirmed 3DS purchase on Aug. 12th for this CAG.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:44 PM

The only thing holding me back from pulling the trigger at $250 and then getting the difference back a week later are my concerns about the inevitable 3DS Lite and if I'll be able to migrate my VC games to the new, better 3DS once it comes out and I decide I need one. I'd hate to be stuck with the initial hardware incarnation simply because there's no way to migrate games from the old to the new.

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#210 Tsnake617

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:46 PM

idk, to be honest this looks kinda fake lol.

It's not fake, it's on Nintendo's Facebook page.