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News: Iwata: Wii U Won't Repeat 3DS Price Mistake

Iwata: Wii U Won't Repeat 3DS Price Mistake

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata assured everyone looking forward to the Wii U launch that it won't be a repeat of the 3DS's high-priced launch debacle. As we all remember, 3DS sales stalled at its original price point, with the system's fortunes only improving after a significant price drop in August 2011...

News: 3DS XL UK Prices Will be Decided by Retailers

3DS XL UK Prices Will be Decided by Retailers

Expect prices 'ASAP'

One of the interesting announcements in the 3DS XL reveal today was a price-point of $199 in the U.S., a fairly good price considering that the original model cost $250 in March 2011. Nintendo did have to learn a cruel lesson that the original launch price wouldn't sell enough units, prompting a major reduction just months after...

News: Amazon Removes £199.99 Wii U Listing

Amazon Removes £199.99 Wii U Listing

Update: Pre-orders cancelled

Update: Amazon has cancelled pre-orders for the Wii U, saying "the product was listed in error". Bad luck, everyone. We had a feeling that Amazon listing Wii U for £199.99 was too good to be true, and now the retailer's taken down its cheap listing. The Wii U product page now generates a 404 error, with the

News: UK 3DS High Street Price Drop Round-Up

UK 3DS High Street Price Drop Round-Up

Lots of deals to be had

Fancy picking up a 3DS in the UK today? We've created a handy overview of the biggest and best deals available across the UK to help you plot where to spend your money. Tesco — £114.99All reports point to Tesco offering their consoles at the lowest price at a stunning £114.99, available both in-store and through its Tesco Direct online service. Amazon is also matching..

News: UK 3DS Price War Heats Up as Tesco Drops Console to £115

UK 3DS Price War Heats Up as Tesco Drops Console to £115

Fighting for your money

The 3DS price drop comes into effect tomorrow and already major retailers are jostling for position on the starting grid. Yesterday we revealed that GAME and HMV will sell the console for as little as £139.99, but as predicted the supermarkets are going even cheaper with their pricing: Morrison's will drop the machine to £120 for 10 days, while behemoth Tesco goes still..

News: Australia 3DS Price Goes to $249.95 on 12th August

Australia 3DS Price Goes to $249.95 on 12th August

Free games for everyone!

So we know about the European 3DS price drop and cheaper North American 3DS too, and now we have the next big piece in the puzzle: Australia. Nintendo of Australia announced the 3DS will drop to AU $249.95 from 12th August, down from $349.95. New Zealanders, your price will be NZ $343.99. As with the other territories, those who've already bought their machine and register..

News: As Predicted, Wii Drops to £99 in UK Today

As Predicted, Wii Drops to £99 in UK Today

Will low price = higher sales?

From today, the Nintendo Wii will be available across the UK in two varieties: white with Mario Kart Wii and a Wii Wheel, or black with Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. The console's price has changed too, dropping to around £129.99, but many retailers are taking the chance to sell the machine even more cheaply. As...

News: Wii Price Cut Could Bring About the £99 Wii

Wii Price Cut Could Bring About the £99 Wii

Retailers optimistic

After four years on the market, Nintendo Europe recently dropped the trade price on the Wii, which will allow retailers to offer the console at around £129.99. Naturally many chains are pleased at this new price reduction, with some looking to offer the machine even cheaper at just £99.99. MCV claims retailers may look to offer the machine at the sub-£100 mark either at the..

News: Wii Sports Resort and Wii Party Drop to $39.99 Next Week

Wii Sports Resort and Wii Party Drop to $39.99 Next Week

The price cleaver comes down again

The rumour that Wii may drop to $150 in May caused an avalanche of Wii 2 rumours, so the announcement that Wii Sports Resort and Wii Party are dropping to $39.99 could add to the landslide. From 25th April Wii owners in North America will be able to grab the Wii Sports Resort with a MotionPlus accessory, or Wii Party on its own, for $39.99. If yo

Rumour: Nintendo May Cut Wii Price to $150 Next Month

Nintendo May Cut Wii Price to $150 Next Month

Swinging the cost cleaver

Should you have held off from buying a Nintendo Wii for cost reasons, you may get your time next month if this latest rumour is to be believed. Engadget has claimed a "trusted source" has informed them the Wii will drop to $150 on 15th May as an attempt to improve the console's fortunes in North America. The website also hints that evergreen hit Mario Kart Wii..

News: 3DS Won't Be This Cheap Forever Says Nintendo UK

3DS Won't Be This Cheap Forever Says Nintendo UK

Say buy buy to low prices

Amazon's 3DS price of £187 caused plenty of commotion on the Internet ocean, then Tesco trumped them with £175. If you think this is just the start of a price war, you may be disapointed. Nintendo UK marketing manager James Honeywell spoke to Eurogamer about the console's

News: Tesco Slashes 3DS to Low Low Price of £175

Tesco Slashes 3DS to Low Low Price of £175

Cheep cheep 3DS

3DS has seen some of the most fevered price-cutting of any hardware launch as retailers from almost all spheres compete for a slice of what's sure to be an enormous gaming pie. From its original cost of around £230, the console's price has slowly dipped over the weeks, with Amazon selling 3DS for £187 the lowest price. Until now...

News: Nintendo Likely to Retain Price Control in 3DS eShop

Nintendo Likely to Retain Price Control in 3DS eShop

Still no price cuts?

In many other digital store fronts, the content provider gets to choose the prices, but Nintendo sets the price of all content on its WiiWare and DSiWare stores. With the company promising the 3DS eShop will be better, it appears we'll still see games priced by Nintendo, rather than the publisher. In an interview with Wired, 3DS hardware man Hideki Konno revealed it's unlikely..

News: Pachter: Nintendo Should Charge More for 3DS

Pachter: Nintendo Should Charge More for 3DS

$250 is just too cheap

Industry analyst Michael Pachter's already thrown his weight behind 3DS to defeat Sony's forthcoming PSP2 in the next generation of the handheld wars, but he'd certainly feel happier about the machine if it were, you know, just a little more costly. In an interview with Industry Gamers, Pachter stated he believes Nintendo is...

News: Roll Up, Roll Up For the UK 3DS Price Rumour Round-Up

Roll Up, Roll Up For the UK 3DS Price Rumour Round-Up

The greatest show on Earth

Rumours are great: all the fun of information with none of the hassle of facts. With Nintendo sticking to its January 19th event to reveal the official details of the 3DS's launch price and release date, several UK retailers have jumped the gun with their own guesses, varying from the optimistic to the greedy. UK site...

News: UK Retailer HMV Tickled Pink About Upcoming 3DS Launch

UK Retailer HMV Tickled Pink About Upcoming 3DS Launch

Doubts regarding retail price remain, however

We can all agree that the 3DS is going to be a pretty huge deal; glasses-free 3D in the palm of your hand from the company that brought you the DS, a console so ubiquitous it's a wonder that they're not giving it away free with packs of cereal these days. However, as excited as you may be, chances are you're not as pumped as HMV UK & Ireland CEO and..

News: 2011 Release for 3DS is a Move to Avoid Stock Shortages

2011 Release for 3DS is a Move to Avoid Stock Shortages

Seems a smart decision

The pre-conference buzz around 3DS was for a release in Japan late this year, with Nintendo's share price jumping hugely at a rumour the machine would launch in October for ¥18,000 (around $215/£136/€157), though that news turned out to be the Mario edition DSi XL. It turns out the original plan was to launch the machine in 2010, but Nintendo realised it would never be..