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Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:59

Nintendo blasted for charging Brits more

Written by Nick Farell
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3D console will be 40 per cent more expensive
We know that the Japanese have never really forgiven the British for that Pacific War, but it seems that Nintendo have decided to lump a surcharge for living in Blighty.

The outfit has caused an outcry for taking the Wii with the lastest price offered for its 3Ds toy. British people will be required to pay 40 per cent more than the rest of the world.

The console will go into stores on March 25 in Britain and Europe with a collection of 3D games, movies and its own 3D camera system. But the toy will cost  £229.99 in the UK, which is a mark-up of more than 40 per cent compared to the $249.99 (£156.50) charged in the U.S.

Details were announced at an event in Amsterdam fronted by Jonathan Ross and Ortis Deley of Channel 5's The Gadget Show, who described it as a 'complete and utter game changer'.


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+6 #1 yasin 2011-01-20 14:56
might have something to do with the 20% vat.still pretty poor.
 
 
+3 #2 TechHog 2011-01-20 17:15
Nintendo didn't set the final price; retailers did. Why aren't they getting blasted too?
 
 
-4 #3 ghelyar 2011-01-20 19:09
What the hell did the British have to do with the Pacific War?

British forces were busy in Europe while the US was off fighting their own little war in the Pacific past the end of WWII.
 
 
+4 #4 TechHog 2011-01-20 19:46
Quoting ghelyar:
What the hell did the British have to do with the Pacific War?

British forces were busy in Europe while the US was off fighting their own little war in the Pacific past the end of WWII.

Shush. Let him think that he made a funny joke.
 
 
+13 #5 DazzXP 2011-01-20 20:30
I can't belive you guys said that, do you not know your own history! Australia is part of the british Commonwealth and british forces where stationed at the Pacific. They provided fire support to american troops during the engagements.

A word of advice those American films you watch are as accurate as fantasy.

For refrence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Pacific_Fleet
 
 
+7 #6 yasin 2011-01-20 23:55
british forces were always around that region,malaysia as well
 
 
+10 #7 Boomstick777 2011-01-21 11:48
Yeah but American people don't have a sense of real history, only what they watch in movies which is pure fantasy from Hollywood. According to Hollywood it was America who won world war II, even though in reality they only joined in right at the end while British troops had been fighting the whole time...

If it wasn't for Pearl Harbour, America would have never even bothered joining in to fight
 
 
0 #8 TechHog 2011-01-22 14:26
Quoting Boomstick777:
Yeah but American people don't have a sense of real history, only what they watch in movies which is pure fantasy from Hollywood. According to Hollywood it was America who won world war II, even though in reality they only joined in right at the end while British troops had been fighting the whole time...

If it wasn't for Pearl Harbour, America would have never even bothered joining in to fight

I think that all but the dumbest people realize that America merely provided the extra troops necessary for the final push in Europe. I can't stand the way that other countries feel that America's entire population is made up of morons with severe mental illnesses.
 
 
+2 #9 NidStyles 2011-01-23 01:21
I love revisionist history. Although the Brit's were fighting in the war longer. It was the US that planned and carried out the majority of the fighting on D-Day.

It was also the US troop's with British Commando's that carried out Operation Torch to open a second front in Africa. In all reality, it was the Soviet Union that brought down the NSDAP war machine.

The Japanese were almost completely taken apart by the US and Australian forces on the ground. Up until we hit Luzon, which then the Southeastern Pacific people were able to organize and push back after the heroic defeat at Mt. Samat.

I love reading tech geek's trying to understand WW2 history. Naval forces do not win war's. Only boot's on the ground do.
 
 
0 #10 TechHog 2011-01-23 02:14
Quoting NidStyles:
I love reading tech geek's trying to understand WW2 history. Naval forces do not win war's. Only boot's on the ground do.

But I got a B+ in world history. :sad:
 

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