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#Price Drop

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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 a single disc)...

 
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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 are not due to ...

 
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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, Sony is implem...

 
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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 America, and As...

 
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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 to settle for b...

 
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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 Flipnote Studio, an...

 
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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 E3. It's proba...

 
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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 marked down from $16...

 
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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 on the PlaySta...

 
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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 the Gamescom co...

 
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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 Blythe predicts peop...

 
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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...   read

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Nintendo details 3DS Ambassador game features

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 Sept...

 
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PSA: Deadline for 3DS Ambassador freebies ends tonight!

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 ...

 
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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 free games. The ha...

 
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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 fundamentally," he s...

 
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PS Vita pressured to cut price or 'risk major failure'

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, but for some, th...

 
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Walmart to sell $170 3DS early so you can steal GBA games

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 among you might h...

 
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Infinity Blade drops price to $2.99

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 fun of it.&nbs...

 
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Wii U not getting price or launch date until 2012

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 showed you at th...

 
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Nintendo CEO apologizes to fans over 3DS price cut

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 full apology no...

 
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Iwata: New 3DS price to benefit publishers and retail

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 price was a h...

 
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Iwata: 3DS price cut due to lessons learned from Gamecube

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, and last week's...

 
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The Sun: 3DS price cut due to gamers being dizzy, sick

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 in which "thou...

 
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The Question: Is the 3DS a flop?

[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's Question can ...

 
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Ex-Nintendo president could lose $300 million due to 3DS

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% of the compan...

 
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Nintendo selling 3DS at a loss after price cut

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 order to perfo...

 
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3DS price cut: Nintendo worried fans will lose trust

Nintendo announced last night that, less than six months after releasing the 3DS for $250, that it was slashing the price to $169.99 on August 12. Nintendo is worried that this will cause early supporters of Nintendo to lose faith in the co...

 
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Nintendo has announced that they will be changing the manufacturer suggested retail price for their Nintendo 3DS handheld worldwide. The gaming system which launched less than five months ago at $249 will be available for a m...   read


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Confuseddalek

There is post about waifus on the main page, AND THE COMMENTS ARE You cannot have waifu wars without comments! Also, Sailor Venus, Popurri, and Aerith are the only acceptable waifus and everyone else is

 
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Along with the new issue of Weird NJ, I also picked a few

 
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Ive become addicted to Kill la Ryuko is

 
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Time to learn some Sonic ROM hacking tools, I guess!

 
Steven Hansen

Destructoid have no talent on their staff and they area a bunch of fucking idiots - Total Biscuit, an adult man named after a

 
EdgyDude

Either I missed it or no one has reported it but GOG is having a bundle sale and you should go check

 
WryGuy

Every time I turn on my Wii Im reminded how much better this console would have been if itd had a normal friend system and a real party chat

 
ChrisHannard

Thank God for Jim Sterling showing just how messed up Youtubes copyright system is and gaming the hell out of

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I really wanna get something in this anime Steam sale, but Im saving my money! For the Nintendo Humble And Pocket Card

 
Heat

So many Visual Novels on the new Steam Sale! im tempted to get some, but i think ill go for the fighting Yatagarasu, KoF2002 and Battle Fantasia (maybe) are on the top of my suggestion for a VN though?

 
jake oti

Bravely Seconds sidequests (at least first one) has very big gameplay/roleplaying Was leaning towards one side by story, but wanted the other Not sure how I feel about

 
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That article on Dooms campaign livestream as it was happening had a lot of nitpicks, looking I watched the cache of the livestream this morning and it seems fucking awesome and certainly more like Doom than Doom MP, though? Seems

 
Agent9

Youtube is finally going to do something to fix their Its not now, but its certainly a link

 
Luca Blight

Played R&C on the I love collecting cards of places and weapons Ive used in the previous Its really pulling my nostalgia

 
JDelwynn

So according to iZombie, MMOs are played by typing on the

 
JPF720

Someone decided to name their game Amnesia: Great

 
Jiraya

Dark Souls 3 Collectors Statue is cool, I expected more fire than dark in the face , but its Praise the Moon!

 
Nathan D

Deus Ex: Human Resources

 
SpielerDad

The attorney of the Paris terror attack suspect says his client did it because of Grand Theft Did he consult with Jack Thompson?

 
Jiraya

LOT TIME !

 
Parismio

The game grumps has been having all sorts of guests on their show From steve-o to Jacob(Greyworm) from Game of thrones and now Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria! Justin Roiland next please!

 
Sr Churros

Ok, Im about to format my Windows laptop, thinking about updateing to Any tips for avoiding Micro$ofts sneaky bullshit?

 
Steel Squirrel

I picked up Suikoden II during this weeks PSN I never got around to playing it back in the I think I was too wrapped up in MGS and I am so glad I picked this This game is absolutely I am kinda ashamed I missed

 
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I began my second DS3 Trying out sorcery because why not? BATTLE POPE IS Now all I have to do is slay the rest of the clergymen so I can obtain my holy

 
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I did a live play with Skyshine Games on the newest update to Skyshines Bedlam

 
Nathan D

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ShadeOfLight

Just watched Big Hero 6, but I feel so mean, Honey Lemon or Aunt Cass for best girl?

 
gajknight

Oh yeah, watched The Hateful 8 during my nightshift Fantastic movie, really fucking Im supplying the movies today and Ive got Dredd, The Big Lebowski, District 9 and This gunna be a good night!

 
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