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New $199.99 3DS XL bundle coming, Mario Kart 7 pre-loaded


Regular 3DS also rumored to get discounted
Nov 27
// Tony Ponce
["Mario Kart Underground" by El-Cid] If you bought a 3DS or a 3DS XL during this past week, thinking you were scoring a good deal, I hope you held on to that receipt. htz from Cheap Ass Gamer has learned that a blue 3DS XL bu...
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Ubisoft is unhappy with the price of the Wii U


CEO hopes it'll get cheaper before too long
Nov 13
// Jim Sterling
Ubisoft, while usually 100% behind any new console that it can use to flog dead horses on, has reserved some criticism for the Wii U. More specifically, CEO Yves Guillemot thinks it's too expensive, and would like to see the ...
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Nintendo slashes the price of the Wii to $129.99


Now is a great time to pick one up
Oct 15
// Chris Carter
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...
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Sony won't drop the price of older PS3 models


New slimmer PS3 won't make the old stuff cheaper
Sep 21
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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PSP to receive price drop in Japan tomorrow


Sep 19
// Conrad Zimmerman
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,...
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Kinect price dropped to $109


Aug 22
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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No Vita price cut in 2012, says Sony


Aug 16
// Chris Carter
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 ...
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Nintendo DSi price drop: DSi $99, DSi XL $129


May 10
// Dale North
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...
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GameStop prices 160GB PS3 at $199.00, $50 off


Apr 20
// Dale North
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...
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GameStop drops 3DS to $150 as the PS Vita looms close


Feb 08
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Sonic 4 drops price forever, now costs $10


Oct 12
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PS3 sales increase 400% in Australia


Sep 01
// David Rayfield
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 ...
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Analyst predicts Australian game prices to drop by 2012


Aug 17
// David Rayfield
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...
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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 &n...

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Nintendo details 3DS Ambassador game features


Aug 12
// 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...
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PSA: Deadline for 3DS Ambassador freebies ends tonight!


Aug 11
// 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...
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PSA: Walmart selling $170 3DS starting today!


Aug 09
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Analyst: 3DS games should be $20-$25


Aug 09
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PS Vita pressured to cut price or 'risk major failure'


Aug 08
// Jim Sterling
Despite launching at the same price the 3DS launched at, the PlayStation Vita is being pressured by pundits and analysts to lower its price. Sony's Kaz Hirai stated last week that the Vita would retain its $250 price point, b...
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Walmart to sell $170 3DS early so you can steal GBA games


Aug 05
// Jim Sterling
The Nintendo 3DS is officially due to go down in price on August 12, but if you head to Walmart, you'll be able to get the discounted $169.99 system early. It'll be reducing the price on Tuesday, August 9.  The rogues am...
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Infinity Blade drops price to $2.99


Aug 04
// Jim Sterling
The Epic/ChAIR slash 'em up Infinity Blade has had a generous turn today, dropping its price to $2.99 for no discernible reason. There's usually a temporary cut following a major update, but today it's cheap for the...
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Wii U not getting price or launch date until 2012


Aug 03
// Jim Sterling
Nintendo has claimed that it will not slap a date or price on the Wii U until next year, stating that the system is still very much in development and the company is not ready to make a commitment.  "Since the Wii U we s...
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Nintendo CEO apologizes to fans over 3DS price cut


Aug 02
// Jim Sterling
This may be the first time in history where a console price cut has been something a company's apologized for. The controversy surrounding the early slash of the 3DS' price tag has promoted Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata to pen a ...
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Iwata: New 3DS price to benefit publishers and retail


Aug 01
// Brett Zeidler
In a Q&A session Nintendo had with Tokyo investors last week, Satoru Iwata was asked how the recent 3DS price drop would affect third party publishers and retailers. Iwata had this to say: For third parties, the hardware...
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Iwata: 3DS price cut due to lessons learned from Gamecube


Aug 01
// Jim Sterling
With the 3DS' rough start and Nintendo's financial faltering, some have already suggested that the dark days of the Gamecube have returned. However, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata believes that the 3DS won't repeat past mistakes, ...
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The Sun: 3DS price cut due to gamers being dizzy, sick


Jul 30
// Jim Sterling
Remember the Sun's strange attack on the Nintendo 3DS, back when it first launched? The British tabloid attempted to make people terrified of the system, claiming it made users sick due to eye strain. It even invented a story...
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The Question: Is the 3DS a flop?


Jul 29
// Jim Sterling
[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] This week has undoubtedly been dominated by the 3DS price cut and the considerable fallout that's followed. As such, this week'...
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Ex-Nintendo president could lose $300 million due to 3DS


Jul 29
// Jim Sterling
Following the 3DS' less than adequate performance and Nintendo's subsequent profit forecast slash, former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi could stand to lose over $300 million. Ouch! As of March 31, Yamauchi owned 10...
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Nintendo selling 3DS at a loss after price cut


Jul 28
// Jim Sterling
According to Bloomberg Japan, Nintendo is now selling the 3DS at a loss, something the company hasn't done with hardware for a very long time. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has said that the uncharacteristic move was necessary in...

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