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Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:50

3DS price cut has nothing to do with Wii U

Written by David Stellmack
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Nintendo worried buyers may wait for price drop
Nintendo apparently is really having a difficult time with the 3DS not being as successful as they hoped. Now that they have slashed the price on the 3DS there is apparently a growing concern that the move could influence potential buyers of the Wii U to wait for Nintendo to slash the price of the new console before making the move to buy.

This sentiment was echoed by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who expressed concern over the situation. The latest Nintendo spin is claiming that by slashing the price of the 3DS to stimulate sales, software will start to come in for the 3DS and this should get the platform back on track. Even with the price cut, the lack of software is apparently hurting the 3DS; and as we told you, developers are in a very wait and see mode over developing software for the platform since it has not sold that well.

Nintendo is being clear that they have no plans to drop the price on the Wii U and also no intention of following this strategy with the Wii U.


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+1 #1 Silentwalker 2011-08-04 11:23
If the 3DS where to drop below the $149 mark in retailers around Australia then I might go buy one! But personaly I am waiting for the PS Vita, once thats out hopefully we will see some more price wars agains the two.
 
 
0 #2 TechHog 2011-08-04 13:16
Quoting Silentwalker:
If the 3DS where to drop below the $149 mark in retailers around Australia then I might go buy one! But personaly I am waiting for the PS Vita, once thats out hopefully we will see some more price wars agains the two.

I wouldn't count on it. Sony would probably have to take a huge loss to even come close to the 3DS's price. They're not in any position to cut the price. Also, game consoles rarely drop in price.
 
 
0 #3 Cartman 2011-08-05 07:43
Maybe its cuz games are better only on graphic part but they suck compared to older gameboy titles, thats why their sales suck
 
 
-1 #4 Squall_Leonhart 2011-08-07 03:44
Quoting Silentwalker:
If the 3DS where to drop below the $149 mark in retailers around Australia then I might go buy one! But personaly I am waiting for the PS Vita, once thats out hopefully we will see some more price wars agains the two.


i hope you're ashamed..... or just a complete idiot. anyone caught dead buying sony deserves to be drawn and quartered.
 
 
0 #5 TechHog 2011-08-07 03:46
Quoting Squall_Leonhart :
i hope you're ashamed..... or just a complete idiot. anyone caught dead buying sony deserves to be drawn and quartered.

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