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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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3DS price cut: Nintendo worried fans will lose trust


Jul 28
// Jim Sterling
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 ...

Nintendo 3DS goes $169, old customers get 20 free oldies

Jul 28 // Conrad Zimmerman
See, Nintendo understands the needs of the core customers who bought in early to feel satisfied with their purchase. So they're going to give everybody who bought a 3DS prior to this point the opportunity to download a collection of ten NES games for free before they hit the eShop. They'll also be giving out ten Game Boy Advance titles, including Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ and Mario vs. Donkey Kong, before the end of the year. These GBA games are currently expected to be exclusive to early adopters or, as Nintendo calls them, "Ambassadors." So, you're going to get twenty old games for free, some of which are very old and have already been milked to death on other downloadable platforms (NES games include Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and The Legend of Zelda). This is supposed to make up for it.  I'm not the sort of guy who wants something for free. I'm glad that they're admitting that they're bending over their core consumers and offering them some form of compensation for the pleasure, but they can keep their exclusive downloads of games I bought from them at least once already. I just hope this teaches us all a lesson in early adoption.
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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...

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DS Lite drops to $99, Mario games get red box


May 31
// Dale North
Right when you begin to forget there even was a Nintendo DS Lite it comes back and reminds you of its existence with its new $99 price point. Nintendo says that the new $99 price will be effective starting June 5th....
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Nintendo has announced that a new Wii bundle is coming May 15th with an MSRP of $149.99, confirming rumors from yesterday. The Wii will be available in white or black and comes packaged with Mario Kart Wii and a matching...

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Image of 'Nintendo Selects' Wii budget titles surfaces


May 03
// Jordan Devore
Earlier today, we told you about the rumored line of budget games for Wii, which is set to roll out along with the also-rumored price drop for the system later this month. Quick update on that front! Images of the proposed bu...
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Retailers dropping Wii price to $170 en masse


Apr 18
// Nick Chester
[Update: Nintendo's not committing to a permanent price drop here, but would tell us that "Nintendo provides suggested retail pricing on its hardware and software products. The final price in stores is always up to retailers ...
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Deadstorm Pirates half price on European PSN


Mar 16
// Jim Sterling
Deadstorm Pirates is basically the sole reason to have a PlayStation Move, but damn if it isn't a fine one. This utterly ridiculous on-rails shooter is currently half price on the European PSN, costing £7.99 until ...
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Back when the PSPgo came out it felt like I was the only one excited about it. It was small and sexy. It sold...some. At $250 for what really was a lesser game system that what it was supposed to stand in for, the PSPgo was a...

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Infinity Blade half price, major update coming soon


Mar 02
// Jim Sterling
If you have an iThing but you've not yet tried Chair's excellent battle 'em up Infinity Blade, then now is definitely the time to do so. It's half price for the time being, which is turbo-awesome because Epic Games said it wo...
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PSP-3000 gets $129.99 price drop


Feb 25
// Jim Sterling
Sony has announced that the PSP-3000 is getting a price drop. Sony's little brick of delights will now cost a cool $129.99, just ahead of the 3DS' launch and giving Sony plenty of time to clear stock before the NGP's launch. ...
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Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, DJ Hero 2 get price drops


Jan 10
// Nick Chester
Good things to come to those who wait, and by "good things" I mean saving a few bucks on Activision's Hero titles. Only a few months after their launch, both Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero 2 are getting price drops...
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PSA: Def Jam Rapstar now $39.99


Dec 22
// Nick Chester
Just a heads up to anyone looking for something to do with your family this holiday: have you considered Def Jam Rapstar? The game has received a price drop, now $39.99 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii. That's down from $...

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