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Three Wii games drop to $29.99 price point


Super Mario Galaxy 2, NSMB Wii, Wii Sports Resort
Sep 06
// Dale North
Three of the top Wii games have dropped to a discounted price of $29.99: Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Wii Sports Resort.  Super Mario Galaxy 2 is still one of my favorite Mario games. It ranks up ...

Wii U gets a $50 price drop on Sept 20, now at $299

Aug 28 // Dale North
Wii U The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: Launches Sept. 20 (downloadable) and Oct. 4 (packaged) at a suggested retail price of $49.99. Wii Party U: Launches Oct. 25 bundled with a Wii Remote Plus controller and stand at a suggested retail price of $49.99. Super Mario 3D World: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Launches Dec. 6 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. Wii Fit U: Launches this holiday season. Further details, including launch date, pricing and bundling information, will be revealed at a later date. Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games™: Launches this holiday season. Further details, including launch date and pricing, will be revealed at a later date. Third-party titles: Previously announced titles on the way from Nintendo’s publishing partners include: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24) and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Fall) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (Nov. 5) from Activision Publishing; Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) from SEGA; and Rayman Legends (Sept. 3), Just Dance 2014 (Oct. 8), Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Oct. 29) and Watch_Dogs (Nov. 19) from Ubisoft. Nintendo 3DS The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. Mario Party: Island Tour: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. Third-party titles: Previously announced titles on the way from Nintendo’s publishing partners include: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24); LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril (Fall) and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Oct. 25) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13) from Activision Publishing;Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (Nov. 19) from D3Publisher; and Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) from SEGA.  
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Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD bundle, too
The Wii U Deluxe Set will be priced at $299, dropping $50 off the price, come this September 20. Use that to play all of the new Nintendo titles coming at the end of the year (list below). In related news, a new The Legend of...

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'Great content is coming'
In an E3 interview with Nintendo executive Scott Moffitt, GamesBeat hit on a few aspects of the Wii U, such as the drive to remain competitive despite Sony's strong E3 presence, and the graphical power of the Wii U. But one p...

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Wii U gets another price drop in the UK


Supermarket giant ASDA cut the price by another £50
May 03
// Alasdair Duncan
The Wii U has been reduced in price in the UK for the second time in less than two months. Yesterday, supermarket giant ASDA started selling the Wii U 8GB Basic bundle for £149.99, a reduction of £50. Other online...
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Wii U gets a £50-£60 price drop in the UK


Amazon, Asda and Shopto all discount Nintendo's new console
Mar 15
// Alasdair Duncan
If you've been waiting for the Wii U to drop in price in the UK, then today is your lucky day. CVG reports that various retailers are following the lead of supermarket giant Asda's £50 price cut on Wii U bundles. Here's...
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PS Vita sales hold steady after price drop in Japan


Vita also benefits from a slate of new attractive software
Mar 13
// Tony Ponce
This is videogames, people. You never, ever, ever count anyone out unless they personally walk up to the podium and say, "We're done, guys." Up until now, the PlayStation Vita has been in just such a situation in its home cou...
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PS Vita sales

Vita sales quadruple after the price drop in Japan


HINT HINT NUDGE NUDGE
Mar 04
// Patrick Hancock
Japan's Sony Online Entertainment president, Hiroshi Kawano, said today that the PlayStation Vita sales numbers in Japan have almost quadrupled those before the price drop on February 28. That's a very encouraging sign for So...
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Sony has no PS Vita price cut plans in US


Sony America not following Japan
Feb 21
// Jim Sterling
Amid all the PlayStation 4 news, some folks were hoping to get a bit of extra PS Vita intel -- specifically, confirmation of a price drop in the United States. Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, however, said no such thin...
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Sony announces a price drop for PS Vita in Japan


About $200 for both WiFi and 3G
Feb 18
// Dale North
Opening this early morning's PlayStation Vita Japanese streaming event, Sony announced a price drop for Vita. The new price of 19,980 yen comes out to about $200 USD for both the WiFi and 3G models. Again, this is for Japan r...
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Pachter predicts PS3 price plummet


Analyst expects a cut next week
Feb 15
// Conrad Zimmerman
Wedbush Morgan Securities' Michael Pachter seems to think that a price drop is imminent for the PlayStation 3. GamesIndustry is reporting that the analyst expects the console to have its MSRP reduced to $199 on February 21st,...
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No price cut for Wii U

Waiting for a Wii U price drop? It isn't coming


Not anytime soon anyway
Jan 31
// Kyle MacGregor
The Wii U may not be meeting sales expectations, but don't expect a price cut any time soon. Satoru Iwata seems pretty adamant that Nintendo is "not planning to perform a markdown" for the console, stating that the ...

Analyst: PS Vita must cut its price in order to succeed

Dec 03 // Jim Sterling
Trouble with Sony is, it's an arrogant company. As we saw years ago with the PS3's original price, the PlayStation owner believes it has the same zealous and loyal fans as Apple, and can get away with charging customers anything. Sure, Sony has some customers who will literally spend whatever they're told to spend, but nowhere near the number required to get away with charging obscene prices for proprietary nonsense.  Nintendo fell on its sword and reduced the 3DS' price when the 3DS was in a better position than the Vita currently is. It might not be "fair" that Apple can get away with gouging its customers and Sony can't, but them's the breaks. Offering free games along with a memory card that's too small to fit the games on is not going to tantalize the public.
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Sony must swallow pride of be damned
Inside Network analyst and awesome-name-haver Billy Pidgeon has declared that Sony must follow Nintendo's lead and cut the PS Vita's price if it wants the ailing handheld to succeed. In addition, he has called for more and be...

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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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