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komicturtle

21. Posted:

I think the Lego Star Wars III was worthy of $40- even if it's lacking online play or any multiplayer mode.

It's simply fun. I have that (got it fairly recently) and Pilotwings and SSFIV.

Looking forward to Pacman&Galaga, Ocarina, Star Fox, Mercenaries, Mario Kart, Kid Icarus and them other great games that I know I'd like. E3 can't come any faster.

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Bankai

22. Posted:

I don't know about America, but in Australia taking yourself and your partner to the movies costs $40-$50. Buying a new 3DS costs around $60-$70. Going to the ballet, theater, opera, or symphony, costs over $100. Each.

A movie lasts 2 hours. Even the shortest 3DS game lasts double that, and double that again if you share it with your partner. So really, if you look at it in the broader picture, video games still give you plenty of bang for your buck as a piece of entertainment.

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It's a little disappointing right now, but these are still early days and I can see the huge potential the console has.
Part of it is me; I'm just not interested in sims like Nintendogs, Pilotwings, or Ridge Racer - I want adventure games!
It would have been fantastic to have Paper Mario or Zelda [even if it is just a remake] at launch, although it's good to see that they've delayed them to add more polish and wipe out the bugs.

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24. Posted:

WaltzElf wrote:

Buying a new 3DS costs around $60-$70.

Where the hell do you buy yours?

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Rob_mc_1

25. Posted:

Aviator wrote:

WaltzElf wrote:

Buying a new 3DS costs around $60-$70.

Where the hell do you buy yours?

Based on the context I believe he was referring to games.

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26. Posted:

Lol thanks everyone for comments:)

Ive just trade in pilotwings and SSF4 and got conduit 2 which am very happy about:-P

And i am to looking forward may and DOA DIMENSION which is on cards for me!

Cant wait:)

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27. Posted:

Rob_mc_1 wrote:

Aviator wrote:

WaltzElf wrote:

Buying a new 3DS costs around $60-$70.

Where the hell do you buy yours?

Based on the context I believe he was referring to games.

its called a joke

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Raptor78

28. Posted:

There have been plenty of offers on 3DS games knocking the price of them down to about £25 - £30 instead of the £35 - £40 RRP, but that being said SSF4 has enough content and production value to justify the RRP whereas UBIsofts lineup is a bit hard to swallow even at the reduced price. Its all about the quality, I dont mind paying top retail price be it handheld or home system if the content is there but I dont see why some companys expect a game to sell at top dollar #cough# UBIsoft/Gameloft #cough# just because its a new system.

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matsuken717

29. Posted:

The question is do you have enough buck for a bang?
I would suggest waiting until summer or Christmas for new features to come to the 3ds before you go and buy it cause it seem most of the 3ds games out now where rushed. But i still have high expectations for Nintendo's new console. Hope the NGP doesn't kill it.

3DS or no 3DS that is the question.

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Turnip

30. Posted:

Ask this question once late may hits.

until then, you can't judge it.

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Bankai

31. Posted:

Aviator wrote:

WaltzElf wrote:

Buying a new 3DS costs around $60-$70.

Where the hell do you buy yours?

Back of a truck. An entire case of them "fell" out. Would you like one? :P

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moosa

32. Posted:

slapshot82 wrote:

At $40 a piece for a handheld game, I think this is an issue. There are only a handful of the games available that justify a purchase: Pilotwings Resort, Ridge Racer 3D, Rayman 3D, Ghost Recon and Street Fighter 4 are the only 3DS games that I would recommend anyone purchasing at the moment.

Okay, so you got 5 games on day one of the console launch that are worth the full asking price to you, and yet you're complaining? I don't get it at all. Keep in mind that 10 hours of gameplay is considered "standard" in the industry today. Wii games all release at $50 and PS3/360 games all release at $60. The cost of development for the 3DS is potentially equal to the Wii. You're getting a good price, and these are just the day one games. I don't remember a console ever launching with so many "worth your time" games on day one.

Stop complaining and GO PLAY GAMES.

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ImDiggerDan

33. Posted:

Many responses in this thread comment on a cost of $40 for a game. The original post mentioned £40, which is roughly $66 US.

Comparing the price of 3DS games to other forms of entertainment - bowling, cinema, theatre - does suggest value for money, but comparing it to the price of other games on other game systems tells a different story. I could pick up Little Big Planet 2 on launch day for £30 and I know a lot more development time and money went in to that game than any of the 3DS launch titles. A more fair comparison would be the Lego Star Wars game which is available on pretty much every system. Content wise, the 3DS version is inferior to every other version (except, I assume, the DS version) yet the retail price point is the same.

I don't think the problem is down to Nintendo. I suspect the problem is down to Nintendo not being able to set the prices of the games in Europe, giving the retail stores the opportunity to fleece us. The solution is simple. Buy online. Zelda is available on pre-order for £30 from a very simple search. I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to find it even cheaper.

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34. Posted:

ImDiggerDan wrote:

Many responses in this thread comment on a cost of $40 for a game. The original post mentioned £40, which is roughly $66 US.

Comparing the price of 3DS games to other forms of entertainment - bowling, cinema, theatre - does suggest value for money, but comparing it to the price of other games on other game systems tells a different story. I could pick up Little Big Planet 2 on launch day for £30 and I know a lot more development time and money went in to that game than any of the 3DS launch titles. A more fair comparison would be the Lego Star Wars game which is available on pretty much every system. Content wise, the 3DS version is inferior to every other version (except, I assume, the DS version) yet the retail price point is the same.

I don't think the problem is down to Nintendo. I suspect the problem is down to Nintendo not being able to set the prices of the games in Europe, giving the retail stores the opportunity to fleece us. The solution is simple. Buy online. Zelda is available on pre-order for £30 from a very simple search. I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to find it even cheaper.

i totally agree. buying online is the best solution. almost all my best games deal were online.
of course, you have to wait for delivery. you pay less if you can wait, you pay more if you want it NOW.
stores gotta have some profits to live on, like anyone who is working.

depending on the game and my current line-up of gaming time, i usually wait for them to come for cheaper. but if my game line-up is dead, which is rare, i dont mind paying 5$ more to get my game in my hands right now.

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Mars

35. Posted:

I agree that 3DS games will need to offer more content and value going forward, as I'm sure the PSP2 will offer full-on games, like LittleBigPlanet w/user created content for a similar retail price, ~$40 U.S.

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Odnetnin

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Not yet. I don't know about you, but I bought this system for the eShop, Super Mario 3DS, Paper Mario, Mario Kart, Cave Story 3D, Gaijin Awesome Game, Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 3D, Kid Icarus Uprising, etc. etc.

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37. Posted:

At first glance I thought the thread title was "Not enough bang for your brick!" :P

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moosa

38. Posted:

Mars wrote:

I agree that 3DS games will need to offer more content and value going forward, as I'm sure the PSP2 will offer full-on games, like LittleBigPlanet w/user created content for a similar retail price, ~$40 U.S.

Doubtful. Perhaps certain games, depending on the content, but considering that the NGP is basically a portable HD console, the development costs could easily equal that of PS3 games. The fact that the games are portable does not make them cost less.

Stop complaining and GO PLAY GAMES.

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Burny

39. Posted:

slapshot82 wrote:

Aviator wrote:

Can't you be grateful and enjoy the games?

At $40 a piece for a handheld game, I think this is an issue. There are only a handful of the games available that justify a purchase: Pilotwings Resort, Ridge Racer 3D, Rayman 3D, Ghost Recon and Street Fighter 4 are the only 3DS games that I would recommend anyone purchasing at the moment.

Considering I just payed $17.99 for Fallout: New Vegas for PS3 which offer 75+ hours of entertainment, it is hard to justify paying $40 for a 3DS title. This price point is an issue for me, and I've only purchased two of the above games because of the high price tag. I've rented many of the launch titles and I'm really glad I didn't purchase many of them!

I agree that the price is an issue with not so full featured launch games. For 40 bucks, I'd expect there to be more than just the WSR island in Pilot wings for example. In general, for a portable game with Gamecube level content however, 40$(€) is allright.

However: Don't compare 3DS game prices to the budget price you payed for a game that was released several months ago, that's ridiculous! New Vegas? Would never even have existed, if they had to sell it at 17$ from the start. So the correct comparison is 40$ to 60$, At least for genuinely new 3DS games.

Asking 40 bucks for mediocre ports of an iPhone and other existing games is downright bold though. But that's Ubisoft for you.

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moosa

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Okay, we have to understand that whether or not the game itself is very good or very long, they're going to charge you the $40 because that's how much 3DS games cost. This isn't anything new. It has always been like this for console gaming. This isn't a "3DS" issue at all, it's just the way life/reality/the industry is.

Keep in mind that Nintendo probably put more budget and work into Pilotwings than half of the Wii's library that retailed at $50.

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