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Some serious 3DS pricedrop


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The title says it all!!! Some serious price drop to 170$ Funny thing is that there weren't really any games out yet anyways, it's like they wanted people to try it, but they weren't done yet so they made it expensive for early buyers, now they are done, and givin a real price, that's what it feels like to me anyways.

http://kotaku.com/5825495/nintendo-3ds-gets-sudden-massive-price-drop

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Just heard about this. Some free virtual console games for early buyers, so if your into that, go for it.

Thing is, the reason no one is buying is because there is nothing good to play. Sure, Oceriena of Time is nice, as is starfox, but they are just remakes/re-releases.

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Well, I get my student loan in September so... Maybe.

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Interesting.

This makes me wonder if they decided to take a loss lead. I'm not sure they've had time to get the economies of scale. It could be because they have a surplus of them, as sales have been much lower than expected, but that won't last.

Though, 10 GBA games AND 10 NES games for buying early?! That's freaking awesome.

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Well, I get my student loan in September so... Maybe.

What would you play on it?

Interesting.

This makes me wonder if they decided to take a loss lead. I'm not sure they've had time to get the economies of scale. It could be because they have a surplus of them, as sales have been much lower than expected, but that won't last.

Though, 10 GBA games AND 10 NES games for buying early?! That's freaking awesome.

I disagree. It is nice that early addopters get something extra, the extras themselves are pretty meaningless, at least to me anyway.

I don't think they are at loss levels, maybe the parts have dropped, or maybe they are taking reduced profits, this is Nintendos MO after all, just a little faster.

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I might also let myself tempted when I flight back home in October... :3

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This is just…wow. I almost wish I had waited to buy a 3DS now, but with those 20 free games, wow. Been wanting to try some virtual console games and I guess I'll get to now. :o

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I know I'm tempted now. Sadly the price drop is 3 days AFTER my birthday. Damn.

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Eh, I'll still avoid the 3DS; from what I can see so far there aren't many games worth buying. The ones that are there are either remakes, or sequels to games that we've already played thousands of times. The 10 free NES games doesn't amount to much either; you'll be playing them for roughly ten minutes or less before you get bored if you have no nostalgia with them IMO.

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I've personally been expecting Nintendo to cut the price early for the Nintendo 3DS ever since Sony officially announced their own prices for the PlayStation Vita. However, I never really expected they would drop it THAT low, and THAT soon as well! I was greatly surprised indeed by those factors! I can now hear Sony's executives being big, cry babies 'cause their announced prices are no longer as competitive as they had been anticipating. Rock on, Big N, rock on!

Apparently, to justify the launch price for early adopters, Nintendo have surprised us even further by offering them a heck-load of free games! Well, they're old games, but getting them officially for free sure beats the socks out of it, and the fact they're giving out Game Boy Advance games without any plans to release them to the general public soon really boggles the mind!

Now I am really wishing I could be an early adopter myself! There's still time, maybe, but apparently not enough time for me! My gosh! Oh well, now I know I can get to play Star Fox 64 3D for less now as I had been anticipating a budget for it. I still wonder though...

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The 10 free NES games doesn't amount to much either; you'll be playing them for roughly ten minutes or less before you get bored if you have no nostalgia with them IMO.

Blasphemy!

NES games are beast. And I have no nostalgia for most of them. Except a few like Zelda 1 the Mega Man games.

Plus, you get 10 free GBA games as well.

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Plus, you get 10 free GBA games as well.

Not only that. Early adopters will even have exclusive rights to these GBA games for the time being as well, as Nintendo are NOT planning to release GBA games to the general public anytime soon. Maybe eventually, but not anytime soon! Therefore, this is the best offer ever, in a way!

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Ah, the fallacy of the Sunk Cost.

A sunk cost is money you spent on something that you cannot get back.

If you bought a 3DS at launch cost, then the difference in price is gone regardless of what you get. You already spent the money for a 3ds at the time it was the higher cost.

You feel like you lost the difference, but you didn't. You had already spent it before the drop was announced. Yes you could have waited, but you wanted one when you had what it cost at the time, thus you bought it. You lose nothing

The fact that Nintendo is giving people who bought it at the launch price 20 free games is way beyond any obligation they had, which was nothing.

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Oh my god, I hope Fire Emblem is one of those GBA games. That way I can play it on my 3DS. <3

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Oh my god, I hope Fire Emblem is one of those GBA games. That way I can play it on my 3DS. <3

Nintendo confirmed the following titles:

  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong
  • Metroid Fusion
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3

The other five Game Boy Advance titles are currently still a mystery.

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Blasphemy!

NES games are beast. And I have no nostalgia for most of them. Except a few like Zelda 1 the Mega Man games.

Plus, you get 10 free GBA games as well.

I don't see it. Even if you ignore roms and other methods, these games are still very cheap and a DS can play them.

Ah, the fallacy of the Sunk Cost.

A sunk cost is money you spent on something that you cannot get back.

If you bought a 3DS at launch cost, then the difference in price is gone regardless of what you get. You already spent the money for a 3ds at the time it was the higher cost.

You feel like you lost the difference, but you didn't. You had already spent it before the drop was announced. Yes you could have waited, but you wanted one when you had what it cost at the time, thus you bought it. You lose nothing

The fact that Nintendo is giving people who bought it at the launch price 20 free games is way beyond any obligation they had, which was nothing.

I don't get why you are saying this. No one is complaining that they are losing money, or demanding Nintendo do something. Nintendo are being nice, which is nice. Then that you can still pay the increased price and the stuff is something worth discussing, because is the value of 10GBA and NES games worth the price? That isn't the sunk cost fallacy, that's talking real money.

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Guest Mr. Nintendo

Well, there goes my $250...but I won't care. Besides, I own most of those GBA and NES games, so I wouldn't see a point in getting it later unless it was because the 3DS would NEVER play GBA games.

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Rom's aren't portable, also like DZ said, by doing that they have done more then they are obligated to do, It's free, why not get excited about it. Also, I second you Deploy, I never had an NES but I love them games!

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I don't see it. Even if you ignore roms and other methods, these games are still very cheap and a DS can play them.

It's pretty obvious that I was talking about the game quality and not if having them on 3DS is necessary or not. <_<

And not every stinkin' person in the world likes using emulators anyways. It's true, I only use one once in a while and mostly for rare/unreleased games (i.e. Star Fox 2).

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Rom's aren't portable, also like DZ said, by doing that they have done more then they are obligated to do, It's free, why not get excited about it. Also, I second you Deploy, I never had an NES but I love them games!

Roms are quite portable, you just have to know where to look for devices and/or exploits :D, also, it is nice of Nintendo to offer some free games for early-adopters, even if said games are somewhat outdated.

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Rom's aren't portable,

Yes, they are. They make GBA and DS flashcarts for roms, as well as custom PSP firmware that, in fact, can run N64 roms.

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also, it is nice of Nintendo to offer some free games for early-adopters, even if said games are somewhat outdated.

Most of those games aren't outdated at all besides maybe Ice Climber.

Most are still as fun now as they were back then. Let's hope we get some NES Mega Man.

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