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Mario Kart 7, SM3DLand, NSMB2, AC:NL, DKCR3D @ $30 MSRP starting April 22 (new Player's Choice 3DS line?)


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#1 donny2112

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:47 PM

http://www.gonintend...tendo-3ds-games

 

Nintendo's reducing the MSRP for Mario Kart 7, SM3DLand, NSMB2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for retail and eShop to $29.99 starting April 22.  Hopefully this is the start of a 3DS budget line like Player's Choice on GameCube.  GBA and DS didn't have much of one, so hopefully a potential 3DS one will have more variety. :)



#2 Lumas101

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:56 PM

I was about to get Kart, 3D Land and DKC Returns B2G1 preowned from Best Buy. Do we think that the preowned prices will also drop on the 22nd?

#3 cubeenigma

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:56 PM

Just because I hate the pricing, $30?! THATS IT?! Stores have it at that price once in a while. I was hoping for $19.99 cuz I'd pick up donkey kong for sure.

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#4 Doomed

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:56 PM

$20 in 2003 is equal to $25.52 in 2014. Nintendo is making out like a bandit on this "budget" line!


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:05 PM

3DS game prices are one of the biggest reasons I just can't seem to pull the trigger on a 3DS XL.  I'm used to playing less than $10 for most of my PS3 and Xbox 360 games, 3DS games never hit $10.


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#6 Blaster man

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:33 PM

$20 in 2003 is equal to $25.52 in 2014. Nintendo is making out like a bandit on this "budget" line!

Buying power conversations related to inflation are pointless.  This is not the same as 2003 because average income is down. 



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:33 PM

Yep, low price changes just a fact of life for a Nintendo fan. As someone who got a 3DS recently I'm happy to see these price drops at all, as I only own Animal Crossing in that list.



#8 Blaster man

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:35 PM

$20 in 2003 is equal to $25.52 in 2014. Nintendo is making out like a bandit on this "budget" line!

Not completely current but close enough and no chance it's recovered yet.

http://www.davemanue...hold-income.php

 

Year  No. of Households Nominal $ Inflation Adjusted $

2003 112,000,000           $42,560 $54,079

2012 122,459,000           $50,099 $51,017



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:47 PM

Not completely current but close enough and no chance it's recovered yet.

http://www.davemanue...hold-income.php

 

Year  No. of Households Nominal $ Inflation Adjusted $

2003 112,000,000           $42,560 $54,079

2012 122,459,000           $50,099 $51,017

Interesting (and depressing) stats.

 

How's Animal Crossing: New Leaf? I hear it's highly addictive, but I'm not familiar with the gameplay. Is it like Sims?


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#10 donny2112

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:04 PM

Animal Crossing might be compared to a Sims-lite.  Not as much micro-management and more restrictions about what all can be done, but still very fun in its own right.  If digging for fossils, fishing, and bug-hunting sound like it could be fun, it'll be worth picking up, I think. :)

 

$20 in 2003 is equal to $25.52 in 2014. Nintendo is making out like a bandit on this "budget" line!

Cartridges are more expensive than disks.  *mumbles about digital should then be cheaper*



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:11 PM

Realllly wish these were $20.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:18 PM

Yet no Zelda:OoT or Star Fox...

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

Yet no Zelda:OoT or Star Fox...



#14 machinematrix

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:26 PM

Star Fox is under $28 shipped new on Amazon and pretty much always is. Oot goes up and down

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:42 PM

Animal Crossing might be compared to a Sims-lite.  Not as much micro-management and more restrictions about what all can be done, but still very fun in its own right.  If digging for fossils, fishing, and bug-hunting sound like it could be fun, it'll be worth picking up, I think. :)

If its your first Animal Crossing game this one is probably the best one to get into. If you're sick of the series there are enough changes that it might be worth picking up. You might need to research that one. I bought it but after a month I got really depressed in my life and dropped it.



#16 marineal

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:47 PM

Great news. Now i can wait till they go on sale for $19.99. Or one of the yearly Buy 2 get 1 Free sales. 



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:50 PM

whoopee! they're lowering the MSRP by a whopping $5



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:51 PM

3DS game prices are one of the biggest reasons I just can't seem to pull the trigger on a 3DS XL.  I'm used to playing less than $10 for most of my PS3 and Xbox 360 games, 3DS games never hit $10.

Considering a lot of games on the 3DS tend to be developed by Nintendo, it shouldn't be a surprise that they have price drops at all, since Nintendo is notorious with their stable prices. Third party games, especially Atlus, tend to have sales and price cuts, though (Atlus has sales on the eShop all the time).



#19 RikuXIII

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:13 PM

Still no luigis mansion? *table flip*

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:13 PM

whoopee! they're lowering the MSRP by a whopping $5

Aside from AC: NL and DKC:R 3D, the others are MSRP of $39.99....



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:42 PM

No official price drop for Ocarina of Time is a bummer. The fact its only a $10 decrease kinda sucks too. Oh well. 


 

 


#22 donny2112

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:57 PM

Great news. Now i can wait till they go on sale for $19.99. Or one of the yearly Buy 2 get 1 Free sales. 

Good point!  Now instead of $35 being a "sale," $25 or below would be a sale price (for physical).  That's much better. :)



#23 dreamer131313

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:08 PM

decent price drops and good potential sales deals but the part about a budget line wont happen that why there never been one before on the ds. These are just normal price drops which has happened before that Nintendo does every so often just like any other game companies. Yes they don't do is as often but it is not abnormal

 

Examples of release msrp vs today msrp:

Super Mario 64 DS release price: $34.99 and retail price today $29.99

New Super Mario Bros. DS release price $39.99 and retail price today $34.99

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem release price $34.99 and retail price today $29.99

Yoshi's Island DS release price $34.99 and retail price $29.99

 

as you can see the same kind of drops yet no budget lines ever came of any of them and it been years since they had those drops



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:19 PM

I think Super Mario 3D Land was 30 on Black Friday but I missed it so in for one. Got New Leaf for like $25 and Kart for $28 so I;d say $30 is a good price



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:44 PM

$29.99 use to be the normal price or even a couple bucks cheaper on amazon so this isn't much of a change but I hope this means the pre-owned price on Best Buy will go down but I doubt it.
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#26 Nesboy43

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:22 PM

I miss the days of the Player's Choice GBA games that were 20 a piece.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:08 PM

Damn. I just bought most of these during Target's B2G1F because I figured their MSRP wouldn't drop until there was an official "select" line a few years down the line. It's pretty rare for Nintendo to just drop the MSRP on their games though. 


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#28 thebert

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:15 PM

My question is: will they change the case art to say "Player's Choice"?  Maybe it's just me, but I'd almost rather pay $30 now than pay $20 later and end up with a tainted box [-(



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:16 PM

Most of the deals are great for the price as these games will offer over 30+ Hours of gameplay. 

 

OoT and StarFox don't really offer that much gameplay so I'm glad they didn't drop. (Ocarina of Time is the only one really worth it. Star Fox's 3D is a bit intense and it doesn't have much replay.)

 

That and Nintendo loves to cash in on Nostalgia... 



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

Nintendo Selects on 3DS?! I don't own any of those titles.  Might bite if there's a Buy 2 Get 1 Free on them. Definitely need more titles added to the Nintendo Select line.

Still debating if I should even bother getting Super Mario 64 DS, but that still holding $34.99 MSRP is a good blocker.