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8:35 AM on 10.15.2012

Nintendo slashes the price of the Wii to $129.99

Are you not sold on the Wii U yet? Did you miss out on a pre-order opportunity? Nintendo has you covered, as it's slashing the Wii's price down to a record low $129.99, and including Wii Sports Resort on top of Wii Sports (on...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 09.21.2012

Sony won't drop the price of older PS3 models

The reveal of a new, sleeker SKU usually means that the archaic, older model is due for a price drop. Sony, however, is to such expectations as Ms. Friz is to that boy who just wants a normal field trip. Previous PS3 systems ...

Jim Sterling

2:00 AM on 09.19.2012

PSP to receive price drop in Japan tomorrow

It's a little bit astounding how successful the PlayStation Portable has been in Japan. Nine years after release and it's still incredibly popular. In an effort to make the device even more appealing to families and children,...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:17 AM on 08.22.2012

Kinect price dropped to $109

Microsoft has just announced that Kinect -- everybody's favorite waste of time -- is now cheaper in North America. The "permanently reduced price" is now $109.99.  This price drop will count in North America, Latin ...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 08.16.2012

No Vita price cut in 2012, says Sony

For those of you who were hoping to pick up a freshly price cut Vita this Christmas, don't get your hopes up. Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida recently informed Eurogamer that it ain't happening this year: you'll just have ...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 05.10.2012

Nintendo DSi price drop: DSi $99, DSi XL $129

There's some new pricing for Nintendo's older handhelds. Starting May 20, the DSi XL will retail for $129.99, and it's smaller screened little brother, the standard DSi, will go for $99.99. Both will still be packed with Flip...

Dale North





10:15 AM on 04.20.2012

GameStop prices 160GB PS3 at $199.00, $50 off

Woah, what's going on here? The 160GB PS3 is currently listed for $199.99 at GameStop, a nice price that knocks off $50 from the standard. This could just be a really nice sale, or maybe a tease of things to come from Sony at...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 02.08.2012

GameStop drops 3DS to $150 as the PS Vita looms close

The PlayStation Vita is going to hit North American stores officially on February 22, but the 3DS won't let it come out without a challenge. For those making a purchase at GameStop, the glasses-free 3D handheld has been marke...

Jim Sterling

3:15 PM on 10.12.2011

Sonic 4 drops price forever, now costs $10

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is lowering its price on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN permanantly, now costing $10/800 MS Points. How's that for fancy? The price cut will first hit XBLA today, and then go into effect next Tuesday...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 09.01.2011

PS3 sales increase 400% in Australia

Sony Australia have announced an astounding increase in popularity for the PlayStation 3. Based on information from retailers and NPD data, a 400% sales jump for the console happened soon after the price cut was announced at ...

David Rayfield

6:00 AM on 08.17.2011

Analyst predicts Australian game prices to drop by 2012

Despite the Australian dollar steadily maintaining parity with the US dollar for quite some time now, most videogame prices still remain painfully high. In what comes as welcome news, Macquarie Bank consumer analyst Rob Blyth...

David Rayfield



Worldwide price drop for PS3 to 249: Euro, Dollar and Yen photo
Worldwide price drop for PS3 to 249: Euro, Dollar and Yen
by Dale North

Sony just announced a price drop for the PS3 across the board, in all territories worldwide, at the very end of their gamescom press conference today. The magic number is 249, which means it's $249 in Dollars, €249 in  Euros and 24,900 Yen in the Land of the Rising sun. Now. That means that the PS Vita will launch at the same price as the PS3.

You can see the slide they showed at the conference above.

Whatcha gonna do, Microsoft? 

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Nintendo details 3DS Ambassador game features photo
Nintendo details 3DS Ambassador game features
by Jim Sterling

Did you get your 3DS registered and ready to receive a bunch of old games? Good. Nintendo has detailed the features of the ten NES and Game Boy Advance games that you'll be entitled to. 

The first round of NES games will appear on September 1 as "priority delivery" titles, which is a fancy way of saying "unfinished." These games are missing some features that will be available when they're released to the general public, chiefly the ability to save your game by making restore points, the ability to play simultaneous multiplayer, and an electronic manual. 

"Priority" versions will include a VC suspend function to at least keep a temporary save point, turn-based multiplayer on a single system, and a basic manual with control details. The games can be upgraded to the full versions once they're available to all.

The Game Boy Advance titles won't feature VC suspension or restore points, ever. However, GBA games can have their regular save features utilized, so it will be just like playing the game IN REAL LIFE! That's our Nintendo, even with something as simple as game emulation, they have to be random and weird about it.

3DS Ambassador game features detailed [ONM]

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PSA: Deadline for 3DS Ambassador freebies ends tonight! photo
PSA: Deadline for 3DS Ambassador freebies ends tonight!
by Jim Sterling

It's likely that most of you have already connected your 3DS to the eShop at least once, but since the eShop is a big waste of time, I wouldn't be surprised by a few stragglers. If you bought a 3DS already and you want twenty old games for free, make sure you get yourself authenticated, as the deadline ends at midnight.

In order to be recognized as a "3DS Ambassador," you simply have to connect to the eShop via your 3DS. Once done, you'll have proven your gullibility to Nintendo, and thus be qualified for your freebies. Ten NES games and ten GBA games are at stake, so don't forget!

Also, remember that Walmart is selling discounted systems early, so you could get a 3DS for cheap and steal from extra benefits. Beautiful.

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2:30 PM on 08.09.2011

PSA: Walmart selling $170 3DS starting today!

Just a friendly reminder that Walmart has started to sell the Nintendo 3DS for $169.99 today, allowing consumers to exploit the 3DS Ambassador program by registering their system early and qualifying for Nintendo's twenty fre...

Jim Sterling

10:15 AM on 08.09.2011

Analyst: 3DS games should be $20-$25

MR Research analyst Billy Pidgeon has called out Nintendo on its $39.99 MSRP average for 3DS titles, stating that games need to be around half that price in order to succeed.  "Nintendo needs to change its business funda...

Jim Sterling