Lower 3DS Price Also Hitting Europe

By Jorge Ba-oh 29.07.2011 7

Lower 3DS Price Also Hitting Europe on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Earlier this week Nintendo of America reduced the 3DS. Europe will also be joining in on the action from next month.

The UK division confirmed plans to reduce the recommended price set to retailers by "around a third". The system currently retails between £170 and £200 in the UK, so a revised price-point of around £140-£150 would be likely.

Nintendo of Europe will be reducing the European trade price of Nintendo 3DS to retailers by around a third from 12th August 2011, as part of a global trade price reduction initiative.

Again it is up to retailers in Europe to set how much profit they'll be gobbling up on the 3DS. With lower prices for trade to purchase the console and flailing sales, price-wars round two is a certainty!

Europe will also be offering the "Ambassador" program in a similar fashion to North America. Sign-up by logging into the 3DS eStore by August 12 to become eligible for a selection of twenty free Virtual Console downloads (to be announced at a later date).

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Only thing is, I wanted to buy one for my son's birthday next week. The lower price appeals to me more than the free games (since I'll be lucky to get my hands on it!), so do I just give him a card promising one in a couple of weeks' time?

ennan (guest) 29.07.2011#2

They say that they don't plan on selling GBA games being given away for free in the future to non early adopters.
One of those games is yoshi's island - there was an early tech demo that showed yoshi's island with the 3D classic make over. Is Nintendo not planning to sell these titles because they are planning on releasing 3D versions later? Are the early adopters being given gimped versions? Cuz if there's one game that could really look good in 3D it's Yoshi's Island.

And yet I'm still not in the least bit tempted.

ennan (guest) said:
They say that they don't plan on selling GBA games being given away for free in the future to non early adopters.
One of those games is yoshi's island - there was an early tech demo that showed yoshi's island with the 3D classic make over. Is Nintendo not planning to sell these titles because they are planning on releasing 3D versions later? Are the early adopters being given gimped versions? Cuz if there's one game that could really look good in 3D it's Yoshi's Island.

Even if they do, they have promised that you can download the updates for free.

ennan (guest) 30.07.2011#5

Even if they do, they have promised that you can download the updates for free.

Good point.

Well if they sold those GBA games at £5 each (unlikely, as aLttP is £5.40) that's £100 right there. NES games go for not much less on VC so early adopters haven't got a raw deal at all. I'm excited to try out many old games that I never really had the chance to play. Of the announced games the only ones I have or have had in one form or another are Super Mario Bros., Zelda and Super Circuit, so I'm looking forward to having a great library all in one place.

Add me on anything. I'm always looking for new friends/opponents/town visitors/chances to appear more popular than I actually am.
nry (guest) 01.08.2011#7

Already £169 for the console in ASDA...

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