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1. Posted: Sun 14th Aug 2011 23:03 BST
I was in a Best Buy yesterday, and aside from the 3DS demo not working, the price they had on the 3DS was still $249.99. Then I look in this weeks K-Mart ad and it still has the 3DS listed as $249.99. Now, I'm pretty sure that if you bought a 3DS at one of those stores, it would ring up as $169.99, but shouldn't they be promoting it as such? These stores aren't helping themselves or Nintendo's new plan to sell 3DSs. They should have a huge sign saying "3DS $169.99!!!" Has anyone else noticed this?
Edited on Sun 14th August, 2011 @ 23:03 by SamuraiShyGuy
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2. Posted: Sun 14th Aug 2011 23:06 BST
I haven't been there yet, but Nintendo will no doubt start marketing this for the holiday season, but they may also be spacing out this price drop from their summer $99 DS Lite campaign so that people won't confuse the two. Give it a week or two and the issue should sort itself out.
3. Posted: Sun 14th Aug 2011 23:11 BST
Well it takes a little time to get the promotion ads out. Just wait like a week or so and they should change the prices.
4. Posted: Mon 15th Aug 2011 01:54 BST
I know, but you think stores would be fighting for your business, seeing as this is the first week of it's lowered price.
5. Posted: Mon 15th Aug 2011 07:49 BST
Gamestop is evidently doing well, I did not even say a thing to the parents at church and this kid I know got one. I spent most of the time optimizing his Streetpass.
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6. Posted: Mon 15th Aug 2011 07:51 BST
Gamestop has a huge sign on their door when I went yesterday.
I'm sure there will be more ads at other places soon!
7. Posted: Mon 15th Aug 2011 13:15 BST
Gamestop has a huge sign on their door when I went yesterday.I'm sure there will be more ads at other places soon!
We did a quick walkthrough of a Gamestop at one of my local malls in hopes of getting a quick streetpass hit. We didn't get a hit, but we did notice quite a bit of the $169.99 advertising as well as a lady buying a 3DS for her daughter that looked to be about 9 or 10 years old.
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8. Posted: Mon 15th Aug 2011 13:43 BST
I think the stores should be promoting the Price Drop, but seeing as Amazon UK ran out of stock of the Aqua Blue 3DS by 3 on the day of the price drop, I don't think the 3DS will be needing it.
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9. Posted: Mon 15th Aug 2011 18:17 BST
Nintendo has two new tv spots that talk about the price drop. All of the Canadian websites that I have looked at, including, Gamestop, Best Buy, Future Shop, Amazon.ca, Video Games Plus and Walmart had the lower price advertised. It might just take them awhile to get the price drop advertised. It's only been 3 days since the price dropped. The funny thing is out of all of those websites i mentioned only 3 had the Flame Red 3DS for preorder (Best Buy, Future Shop and Video Games Plus).
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10. Posted: Mon 15th Aug 2011 23:30 BST
The Toys R Us I went to advertised the 3DS with the new price. Amazon has the Flame Red 3DS front and center with the blue and black closed behind. Kinda reminds me of the DSi Magenta color being released around the same time now back in 2009 with the white DSi along-side it.
11. Posted: Mon 15th Aug 2011 23:33 BST
EB Games here in Australia has some signs about it... But they don't really stand out or anything.
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12. Posted: Mon 15th Aug 2011 23:42 BST
Yeah, that is weird. I mean, I wouldn't have known there even was a price drop if it hadn't been for this site (and emails from Nintendo, since I'm in Club Nintendo). What I'm trying to say is, if I were just some guy, who wanted a 3DS, I would not know it costs less now.
C'mon Nintendo! You make some radical price drop hoping to boost sales, AND YOU DON'T EVEN ADVERTISE IT ON TV!?(in the United States)
Edited on Tue 16th August, 2011 @ 00:05 by SuperLink
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13. Posted: Mon 15th Aug 2011 23:49 BST
I still think the best way for them to boost sales is announce a new Pokemon game.=P
14. Posted: Tue 16th Aug 2011 00:07 BST
Either a GameBoy one on the Virtual Console or Pokémon Grey should do the trick.
15. Posted: Tue 16th Aug 2011 21:48 BST
Watch this video. They are promoting it.
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16. Posted: Tue 16th Aug 2011 21:56 BST
I still love Morgan Webb. But I disapprove her comment of "No one cared for that game".
I guess the what? 400,000 fans (maybe more?) are nobodies?
I don't understand that logic.
17. Posted: Wed 17th Aug 2011 06:36 BST
^I lost respect for the wench some years back when she seemed to be directed by her bosses, or hit her head, whatever it may be and decided to be the staff anti-Nintendo tool. She seems to say progressively more ignorant, damning and demeaning comments when it comes to the company and sadly worse those 'stupid' enough to buy from the company. I'd quote stuff but googling her and nintendo or some modifier will pull up plenty of crass insults and really dumb and uninformed comments such as her lame rants against SMB Wii among others. It doesn't surprise me one bit she'd dismiss 400000 3DS fans/owners as nobodies, yet I imagine if it were a PSP, Vita, or PSN based title she'd probably try and rally the support as she's two faced like that. IT's just a sign of the times of how amazingly shallow, ignorant and worse than high school clique like the gaming industry and the media mouth piece outlets really are. Back in the day of the Nintendo-Sega 16bit wars it was lighthearted and in jest, but it's just downright vicious and mean stuff now.
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18. Posted: Fri 19th Aug 2011 00:33 BST
Just saw a commercial for the lower price while my son was watching Adventure Time on Cartoon Network.
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