Pachter: 3DS games will be more expensive

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Not content to claim that online multiplayer is going subscription-based, analyst Michael Pachter has continued to predict a future filled with empty wallets by claiming that the highly anticipated 3DS will lead to more expensive titles than we’re used to seeing on a Nintendo handheld.

“We view the 3DS as a revolutionary device, and expect its launch to spur hardware and software sales,” claims the Jungle VIP. “Due to the unique 3DS experience previewed by Nintendo at E3 this year, we believe Nintendo will be able to sell millions of units even at a price of upwards of $250.

“From a software perspective, we believe Nintendo will be able to increase DS software prices, from a blended average of around $25 today to over $29 next year.”

Pachter’s speculation is pretty reasonable to assume, actually, given the significant upgrade that 3DS games are going to receive compared to regular DS titles. Frankly, some of the games already look worth that minor rise in price. 

How much will you be willing to spend on 3DS games?

3DS to have higher game prices – Pachter [CVG]


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