3DS Price Hinted at by Satoru Iwata

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Venturebeat has managed to get an interview with Nintendo Boss Satoru Iwata and he had a bit of light to shine on the whole 3DS pricing question.  He was able to state that it will cost more than any current DS available, this is due to the fact that the 3DS will cost more money to produce.  He also stated that the price of the 3DS would not be below production costs and will be slightly above to turn a profit.  This is not an actual price release but we have a feeling that it would not be more than $250 when all is said and done.

The original DS was $150 at launch, the DS lite is still running at $130 now, and the DSi XL which is the most expensive of all the DS is running at $190.  This could mean that it would only be slightly more than current DS types, but could also be much more.  Here is hoping that the price will remain in the $200 range, but then again what would you be willing to pay for this?

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  • Katie Bennett

    i think any more then $200 for a handheld is too expensive look at the psp go never sold too expensive so i think in UK terms around the £170 mark would be good price anymore and it will be hard sell over here.

  • ZeroAbbadon

    I’d give my right leg for this, roughly £180 would be enough, i’d have to save for a while and sell my DSi, but it would be sooo worth it!

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