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Gaming News: "Price Drop"
Posted: Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 by

Apparently early adopters of the 3DS platform are irate because the cost of the handheld, released just a few months ago has been dropped by $80, down to $170 from $250. Now, I still play my DS Lite aand am happy with it. So I haven't really felt a need to purchase a new version. But at $170 we're getting in the range of consideration.

As gamers we've seen how Nintendo usually handles price drops. It takes years to come down $50. So to do drop $80 after three months? Something is up. Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata says the price cut is a decision designed to boost the install base for games coming out this holiday buying seasons. It's also a decision Nintendo hopes will bring developers for the platform back to the game design table.

I don't doubt what Iwata is saying here at all. But I think there's a certain element of 3D gunshy-ness still lingering from the Virtual Boy.

Okay maybe not. I just wanted to point and giggle at the Virtual Boy.

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