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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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NIntendo DSi and DSi XL prices dropping next month


Aug 30
// Nick Chester
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...
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PS3 listed as $199 on Sony Style website [Update]


Jun 10
// Dale North
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...
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EA: Software prices will be dropping


Jan 04
// Matthew Razak
$60 is a lot of money. Even if you do the rudimentary math and conclude that you're only paying a few dollars per the amount of hours you get out of a videogame it's still a lot of cash to lay down over and over again. But wh...
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AAAaaAAaaAAAaaAAA!!! A price drop!


Dec 18
// Anthony Burch
If you haven't heard about AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! -- A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, I have good news for you. Dejobaan Games' arcade-action-high-score-getting-skydiving-pedestrian-insulting most recent work -- which,...
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Reggie Fils-Aime says no more Wii price cuts are coming


Oct 07
// Colette Bennett
With all these price drops happening, maybe you were hoping the Wii might get another one -- to $149.99, perhaps? Well, you can forget that idea. Nintendo Prez Reggie Fils-Aime told CNBC in a recent interview that we've alrea...
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Nintendo has just announced a price drop for the Wii. Wow, what a surprise!America gets the price drop first on September 27 followed by Japan on October 1. The system will now sell for $199 in America and 20,000 Yen in Japan...

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Three more games added to 'XBLA Hits' line-up


Sep 22
// Jordan Devore
Let's start with the good news first: three Xbox LIVE Arcade games have been added to the "Hits" program, which means they are going to be dropped from $10 a piece down to $5 starting this Wednesday when the pricing...
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Wii price cut rumors point to September 27 drop date


Sep 20
// Jim Sterling
Okay, we get it, the Wii is having a price cut. Quite why Nintendo feels the need to deny it when we know it's happening is beyond me. Sony and Microsoft do this as well, where the evidence is pointing to a price cut or new S...
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Unbound Saga gets a little bit of a price cut


Sep 17
// Jordan Devore
Desperate times call for desperate measures.As you may or may not have heard, Vogster Entertainment is not in the best of shape these days. As such, one of the studio's games, a download-only PlayStation Portable beat-'em-up ...
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Analysts predict Wii sales will continue to drop


Sep 14
// Colette Bennett
As the prices of the other consoles out there continue to steadily drop, sales of the Wii have taken a turn for the worse. In fact, last month, Wii sales were down a whopping 39 percent from the previous year. Industry analys...

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