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Analyst predicts Australian game prices to drop by 2012


Aug 17
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... read
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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 feature

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Nintendo details 3DS Ambassador game features


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


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


Aug 09
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... read
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Analyst: 3DS games should be $20-$25


Aug 09
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... read
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PS Vita pressured to cut price or 'risk major failure'


Aug 08
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... read
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Walmart to sell $170 3DS early so you can steal GBA games


Aug 05
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... read
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Infinity Blade drops price to $2.99


Aug 04
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... read
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Wii U not getting price or launch date until 2012


Aug 03
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... read
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Nintendo CEO apologizes to fans over 3DS price cut


Aug 02
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 ... read
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Iwata: New 3DS price to benefit publishers and retail


Aug 01
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... read
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Iwata: 3DS price cut due to lessons learned from Gamecube


Aug 01
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, ... read
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The Sun: 3DS price cut due to gamers being dizzy, sick


Jul 30
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... read
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The Question: Is the 3DS a flop?


Jul 29
[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'... read
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Ex-Nintendo president could lose $300 million due to 3DS


Jul 29
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... read
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Nintendo selling 3DS at a loss after price cut


Jul 28
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... read
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3DS price cut: Nintendo worried fans will lose trust


Jul 28
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 ... read
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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 feature

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


May 31
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.... read
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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... read feature

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Image of 'Nintendo Selects' Wii budget titles surfaces


May 03
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... read
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Retailers dropping Wii price to $170 en masse


Apr 18
[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 ... read
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Deadstorm Pirates half price on European PSN


Mar 16
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 ... read
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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... read feature

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Infinity Blade half price, major update coming soon


Mar 02
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... read
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PSP-3000 gets $129.99 price drop


Feb 25
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. ... read
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Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, DJ Hero 2 get price drops


Jan 10
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... read
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PSA: Def Jam Rapstar now $39.99


Dec 22
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 $... read
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NIntendo DSi and DSi XL prices dropping next month


Aug 30
Gaming on Nintendo's portable systems is about to get cheaper. Starting on September 12, the Nintendo DSi will now cost $149.99, with the larger Nintendo DSi XL dropping to $169.99. The "why is this thing still available?" mo... read
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PS3 listed as $199 on Sony Style website [Update]


Jun 10
I don't have much more than that. See for yourself. Does this mean something? I have no idea. The 3D World section of the website lists the system for $199. "Starting at $199.99," it says. It's still the standard $299.99 on o... read






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