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Topic: 3DS Price Is High!!! Look at the Ipad 2!

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Blaze

There's so many people going on about how high the 3DS price is. It was £187 at launch, and now it's £164.99 on Amazon. Has anyone else noticed Apples massive overpricing? Ipad 2 16gb - £469.94 Ipad 64gb - £580.99. And it's not just Apple! PS3 Slim £200. Xbox 360 with kinect £269.99.

I'm not saying these consoles aren't great - XBOX 360 aside - but why is everyone going mad bout the price? The DSi XL was around £160 at launch, am i the only one who thinks this is an unfair attack on Nintendo?

GameLord08

No kiddin' there, Sherlock. Okay, but seriously, I agree. With everything you get packed in just that pocket-sized handheld, I do believe it's worth the quid.

Not to go off topic, but motion controls have been around for 5/6 years now: yet people are buying Move/Kinect for over 200 pounds? WHUT. The Wii's dropped to 99 pounds now, I believe sales will be lost for Sony and Microsoft temporarily too. But then again, with Wii 2 coming out... come on. Another new revolution, they come out with motion controls now. Darn, that's... That's just rough on 'em.

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I dont think that is at all bad price for what you get in the system.

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TeeJay

Hasn't this been discussed to death already when the price was first announced?

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Xkhaoz

you do have to realize that the iPad 2 is a vastly superior piece of technology that uses more expensive components, and most likely costs more to make, as well as being i.e. an actual computer, while a 3DS is for gaming and a few other things, thus needing a higher retail price to make a profit?

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Blaze

GameLord08 wrote:

No kiddin' there, Sherlock. Okay, but seriously, I agree. With everything you get packed in just that pocket-sized handheld, I do believe it's worth the quid.

Not to go off topic, but motion controls have been around for 5/6 years now: yet people are buying Move/Kinect for over 200 pounds? WHUT. The Wii's dropped to 99 pounds now, I believe sales will be lost for Sony and Microsoft temporarily too. But then again, with Wii 2 coming out... come on. Another new revolution, they come out with motion controls now. Darn, that's... That's just rough on 'em.

My thought's exactly! I tell everyone that. Who would want Kinect, when it's pretty much an exact copy of the Wii released almost 5 years later!

Lzeon

Xkhaoz3D wrote:

you do have to realize that the iPad 2 is a vastly superior piece of technology that uses more expensive components, and most likely costs more to make, as well as being i.e. an actual computer, while a 3DS is for gaming and a few other things, thus needing a higher retail price to make a profit?

Meanwhile similar products continue to be released at much lower prices. Apple's been overpricing their stuff for years now

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Blaze

lzbirdboy wrote:

Xkhaoz3D wrote:

you do have to realize that the iPad 2 is a vastly superior piece of technology that uses more expensive components, and most likely costs more to make, as well as being i.e. an actual computer, while a 3DS is for gaming and a few other things, thus needing a higher retail price to make a profit?

Meanwhile similar products continue to be released at much lower prices. Apple's been overpricing their stuff for years now

It can't be that expensive to make though. If you find China Wholesalers of the 3DS you find it for about £50, you can't say the Ipad can cost that much more to make, and if it does it's price is way too high for what it actually does, the Netbook I'm using now is only £200. + don't they're adverts just piss you off, making it seem like their product actually matters for your everyday life.

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TeeJay

lzbirdboy wrote:

Xkhaoz3D wrote:

you do have to realize that the iPad 2 is a vastly superior piece of technology that uses more expensive components, and most likely costs more to make, as well as being i.e. an actual computer, while a 3DS is for gaming and a few other things, thus needing a higher retail price to make a profit?

Meanwhile similar products continue to be released at much lower prices. Apple's been overpricing their stuff for years now

This.

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SunnySnivy

People don't want to pay money for anything, ever.

I don't think it's too overpriced at all. I expected it to be about that price at launch.

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Blaze

TeeJay wrote:

lzbirdboy wrote:

Xkhaoz3D wrote:

you do have to realize that the iPad 2 is a vastly superior piece of technology that uses more expensive components, and most likely costs more to make, as well as being i.e. an actual computer, while a 3DS is for gaming and a few other things, thus needing a higher retail price to make a profit?

Meanwhile similar products continue to be released at much lower prices. Apple's been overpricing their stuff for years now

This.

What???

Blaze

TeeJay wrote:

lzbirdboy wrote:

Xkhaoz3D wrote:

you do have to realize that the iPad 2 is a vastly superior piece of technology that uses more expensive components, and most likely costs more to make, as well as being i.e. an actual computer, while a 3DS is for gaming and a few other things, thus needing a higher retail price to make a profit?

Meanwhile similar products continue to be released at much lower prices. Apple's been overpricing their stuff for years now

This.

What???

GameLord08

Come now, the iPad 2 is a glorified PDA/netbook thingamajig. It is terribly overestimated, and I can get myself a similar product with vastly similar features for under 100 pounds. For flip's sake, I'd get myself a palmtop!

But then again, why are these in comparison? The iPad serves a different function to that of a gaming device such as a 3DS.

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TeeJay

i personally think the iPad is a waste of money. It's just an oversized iPhone. >_>

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Blaze

GameLord08 wrote:

Come now, the iPad 2 is a glorified PDA/netbook thingamajig. It is terribly overestimated, and I can get myself a similar product with vastly similar features for under 100 pounds. For flip's sake, I'd get myself a palmtop!

But then again, why are these in comparison? The iPad serves a different function to that of a gaming device such as a 3DS.

Yes, but have you seen what Apple have been trying to do. They claim Angry Birds is superior to Ocarina Of Time, they think that the Ipad is a better way of gaming to Nintendo, Sony's and Microsoft's Consoles & unfortunately, some are buying it, mostly because of the price, but these people who play these games have never experienced the brilliance of games like Ocarina of Time, they've only played 5 minute games that probably take 30 seconds to produce and are a pile of utter crap.

SunnySnivy

TeeJay wrote:

i personally think the iPad is a waste of money. It's just an oversized iPhone. >_>

I agree completely. I have an iPod touch, and yeah a bigger version would be cool, but I would never pay 700$ for one. I don't see how it sells so well unless people somehow think it's different than the iPhone.

PS - I was listening to music, and the whole time I was staring at your icon, watching Kecleon dance to the song. xD I love it.

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GameLord08

Well, that's just a load of poppycock then. Apple shall never meet the worldwide standards of gaming set by Nintendo with their attitude. Please, not another compilation of mobile gaming tripe that automatically deems itself superior due to rookie popularity. The true gaming population begs to differ. Angry Birds is obscene poop out of a designer's tushie compared to Nintendo.

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Blaze

SunnySnivy wrote:

TeeJay wrote:

i personally think the iPad is a waste of money. It's just an oversized iPhone. >_>

I agree completely. I have an iPod touch, and yeah a bigger version would be cool, but I would never pay 700$ for one. I don't see how it sells so well unless people somehow think it's different than the iPhone.

So, I'm not on my own here!!! Yes

PS - I was listening to music, and the whole time I was staring at your icon, watching Kecleon dance to the song. xD I love it.

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