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metakirbyknight

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irken004 wrote:

metakirbyknight wrote:

meh.

They'd have to beat the new iPod touch in price to be successful.

Just think, a mom is in the store. The 3DS and the iPod cost the same, and being a mom, she asks the people for help. She asks them which one does more. "The iPod does more" they respond. Then she looks at the games for the 3DS and sees them retailing for $30-50, and she knows that games for her iPhone cost $1. She picks up the iPod.

Face it, it's how it works. We'd still buy them as hardcore fans of Nintendo, BUT WE DONT MATTER. We are like 0.0002% of Nintendo's total market. Even if every single person on every gaming site ever bought one, it'd still flop.

You obviously never seen a kid ranting to his/her parent's for something they would REALLY want, like a 3DS. By the time the parent's get to the store, the thoughts of their kid repeatedly saying "3DS 3DS 3DS etc." would scar them xD

And you have obviously never seen how much kids love the iPod touch.

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Don't get me wrong. I don't want the 3DS to be rushed but it'd be stupid to release this after Christmas. Everyone will buy it at Christmas. At March everyone won't be bothered to spend that much money after their crazy Christmas spending spree. I garantuee that it'll be released this Christmas.

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The title is very misleading. How often does Nintendo directly convert currencies to determine their price?

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44. Posted:

ipods pfft, i hate iPods. plus, kids dont really like iPods much, they like nintendo.

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Don't get me wrong, having the 3DS released this year would've been great, but if they were going to do that they would have built up the marketing and information on games such as Kid Icarus would be coming out steadily in magazines and at least be advertised. Right now there's hardly been any new information on any 3DS game right now, and that tells me something. I wouldn't want Nintendo to rush a game and put advertising up right before putting it stores. The games need to be as developed and improved as much as possible.

I agree, though if they announce on the 29th, and then release it in say, the 2nd week of December, that'd give them about 2 and 1/2 months for some aggressive marketing. I think you're probably right though. A March/April 2011 window would actually make sense, as it would allow 5-6 months to really build the anticipation for the general public.

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The title is very misleading. How often does Nintendo directly convert currencies to determine their price?

This is crucial. On the off chance this is accurate, generally consoles/games cost more in the EU than they do in the US. Which would mean, if this is the true Dutch price (doubt it), the 3DS would sell in the US for less than $200.

I was thinking it would run at $180, which would be about right. However, the newest iTouch is now $230. While I'm guessing the processor, memory, functionality, camera, and pixel ratio will all still be better on the iTouch than the 3DS, it does give Ninty some more wiggle room to be the "cheap" option. I could see it retailing for up to $200 in the US now (which will suck for Europe, cuz it will be more). I guess we'll just have to wait until the end of the month. It's all pretty meaningless speculation though, because aside from the 3D and the graphics processor brand we still don't know all that much about the true specs the machine will have.

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Ah, yes. If it does retail for only $200, it will likely not have enough silicon in it to compete with Apple, but then I don't think Nintendo thinks of Apple as competition. Considering the statements about costing more to make than a DSi, Nintendo not wanting to lose money on hardware, and the fact that the 3D has pretty much made everyone who's seen it wet their pants sadly means Nintendo could really charge whatever they want and people will still buy it. I don't think $200 is very likely, myself. $225-250 I could see. At least, I hope it costs that much and has enough silicon in it to justify that pricetag, because then it will be a true successor to the DS, and not just a hopped-up DSi with an extra camera. :P

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Peznaze wrote:

Ah, yes. If it does retail for only $200, it will likely not have enough silicon in it to compete with Apple, but then I don't think Nintendo thinks of Apple as competition. Considering the statements about costing more to make than a DSi, Nintendo not wanting to lose money on hardware, and the fact that the 3D has pretty much made everyone who's seen it wet their pants sadly means Nintendo could really charge whatever they want and people will still buy it. I don't think $200 is very likely, myself. $225-250 I could see. At least, I hope it costs that much and has enough silicon in it to justify that pricetag, because then it will be a true successor to the DS, and not just a hopped-up DSi with an extra camera. :P

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When ever it comes out I'll be happy. Don't know if i will get it Day 1. But still will be an epic day when it finally arrives.

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50. Posted:

lz2010 wrote:

In some ways Apple is competition, but not really at the same time.

Basically, they could be competition ... if they weren't pants on head silly

Why must you ruin everything TBD?

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Like Nintendo would build up the date for announcement of something, only for someone else to leak the information and let everybody know when it's coming before they announce it.

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Apple IS competition.

I spent more on games for my freakin' phone than I did for my DSi, Wii, or any other Nintendo product combined so far this year. That is not good for them.

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I figured it would come around 200$ dollars its just to good to go for 180$. I better start saving. It shows Nintendo rules and Sony can go down the toilet drain. Sony is saleing the PSPGo! for 250$ Dollars and look what Nintendo brings us hungry fans a AWESOME 3DS for 200$ dollars that surpasses the PSPGo! a thousand TIMES and in PRICE!

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$200 is a very fair price IMO, I'd like if it came with a demo cart of launch titles, kind of like how DS did with Prime Hunters: First Hunt and Wii did with Wii Sports. Christmas does seem soon, but I'm really okay with them launching it whenever. We'll hear more soon, possibly during TGS 2010, which is this week.

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Yeah, $200 is a good price, especially with all the features the 3DS has been said to have. I've already got money on the side for it and I hope the release date is true, too.

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56. Posted:

metakirbyknight wrote:

irken004 wrote:

metakirbyknight wrote:

meh.

They'd have to beat the new iPod touch in price to be successful.

Just think, a mom is in the store. The 3DS and the iPod cost the same, and being a mom, she asks the people for help. She asks them which one does more. "The iPod does more" they respond. Then she looks at the games for the 3DS and sees them retailing for $30-50, and she knows that games for her iPhone cost $1. She picks up the iPod.

Face it, it's how it works. We'd still buy them as hardcore fans of Nintendo, BUT WE DONT MATTER. We are like 0.0002% of Nintendo's total market. Even if every single person on every gaming site ever bought one, it'd still flop.

You obviously never seen a kid ranting to his/her parent's for something they would REALLY want, like a 3DS. By the time the parent's get to the store, the thoughts of their kid repeatedly saying "3DS 3DS 3DS etc." would scar them xD

And you have obviously never seen how much kids love the iPod touch.

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@Topic: 2 years ago Nintendo announced the DSi around the same week of the 29th. Then they didn't launch the DSi in the West until April of last year. This is going to be the same with the 3DS, and as long as it sells for less than the new iPod Touch, it can be successful, like the DSi.

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57. Posted:

You people do know that the introductory price to an iPod Touch is over 200 dollars.

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thelawyer wrote:

Don't get me wrong. I don't want the 3DS to be rushed but it'd be stupid to release this after Christmas. Everyone will buy it at Christmas. At March everyone won't be bothered to spend that much money after their crazy Christmas spending spree. I garantuee that it'll be released this Christmas.

March is 3 whole months after Christmas. People will still buy the 3DS. Launching the 3DS on Christmas will rush the launch games.

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Everything will come at its apointed time. Nintendo knows what they have to do so everything will be perfect. I know from the fans point of view because I myself am a fan were or are saying whats taking Nintendo so long to release the 3DS? I guess some of us say this because we really don't no how much effort goes into creating these systems and games and the marketing process, because it takes a lot of time to do certain types of things that we no nothing about. I have decided I've been to greedy, ever sense the E3 I've thought when is going to be realeased, and then I thought if they wait till next year I will be so mad, I want it now! But I thought about what I said and said to myself hey you know I'm being greedy.

Now that I think about I can totally wait for the 3DS. It's not like I'm going to die because the 3DS has not come yet. I'm proud of all those those who are waiting without complaining :D

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60. Posted:

metakirbyknight wrote:

Apple IS competition.

I spent more on games for my freakin' phone than I did for my DSi, Wii, or any other Nintendo product combined so far this year. That is not good for them.

I agree with this mostly, although I don't think I've spent more money on iTouch games than Wii games, although it may be more than on DS games this particular year since I don't play Pokemon games and there hasn't really been much else that has come out (understandably with 3DS coming soon). All I know is that when developers create original games built specifically for the iPhone/Touch we get brilliant and addictive games like Doodle Jump, Angry Birds, Tilt To Live, Pocket God, Rolando (and its sequel), Sway, Parachute Ninja, Fruit Ninja, Slice It, and Flight Control..... just to name a few. BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT:

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You people do know the introductory price for the iTouch is over $200.

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