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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Worldwide price drop for PS3 to 249: Euro, Dollar and Yen

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  Euros and 2...   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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 


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