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News: Nintendo Power Claims Sonic 4: Episode 1 Will Cost 1500 Points

Nintendo Power Claims Sonic 4: Episode 1 Will Cost 1500 Points

High price for hedgehog heaven

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is one of WiiWare's most anticipated games, either because of or despite the claims it will bring Sonic back to his glory days, depending on your point of view. Flagship WiiWare titles don't come cheap however, and the latest issue of Nintendo Power claims Sonic's next outing will set you back a sizeable 1,500 Wii Points. Considering..

News: Prepare for a DSi and XL Price Crash Stateside

Prepare for a DSi and XL Price Crash Stateside

May hint at 3DS pricing

With the official unveiling of the 3DS's price and release date just under one month away, Nintendo of America has started doing some of the preparatory work by dropping the suggested retail price of the DSi and DSi XL to $149.99 and $169.99 respectively. Shaving around $20 off both consoles' prices on September 12th, the savings pave the way for the announcement of the 3DS..

News: Grab a Cheap Wii at Target This Week

Grab a Cheap Wii at Target This Week

$150 for so-called "Legacy" pack

Remember a time when Wii consoles didn't come with Wii Sports Resort and MotionPlus? So does Target, as it's still got enough stock of the old "Legacy" packs to advertise at a new low price of $150. The chain is also selling Wii Remotes with MotionPlus attachments at $29.99, so even if you've already got a machine it might be worth a quick visit to pick up..

News: Nintendo of America has No Comment on DS Price Cut

Nintendo of America has No Comment on DS Price Cut

European and Japanese drops still happening

Yesterday we revealed that the trade price of DS consoles is due to drop in the UK following a similar announcement for Japan, so naturally we were curious whether Nintendo of America would follow suit. Sadly it seems that, if they are, we won't be hearing about it just yet. A Nintendo of America representative issued a statement that "we have..

News: UK DS Prices Could Tumble as Nintendo Cuts Trade Cost

UK DS Prices Could Tumble as Nintendo Cuts Trade Cost

No new colours on the way, sadly

Earlier today we reported that Nintendo is set to launch new DSi XL colours over in Japan, accompanied by a decent price cut on all DS lines. Now Nintendo UK has announced it'll be chopping down the asking price of every DS unit it sells to retailers, leaving the door open for cheaper consoles across the country. Predictably Nintendo didn't mention the size of the..

News: Nintendo "Happy with Virtual Console Pricing"

Nintendo "Happy with Virtual Console Pricing"

No plans to cut costs just yet

There's been countless discussions on the pricing structure for Nintendo's Virtual Console service, but the company itself has confirmed to Eurogamer it's satisfied with the way things are. We're currently pleased with the uptake of WiiWare and DSiWare in the UK (including the Virtual Console service) and believe the content on all these services continues to become..

News: Wii Gets its Price Slashed in Australia & New Zealand

Wii Gets its Price Slashed in Australia & New Zealand

The first time the Wii has had a drop in price in those regions

It was only two months ago that Nintendo announced that the black Wii console would be available to Australian gamers after many envious glares at their Japanese and European counterparts. Now it seems that gamers down under not only have a choice of what colour they want their console to be, they'll also be paying less for it..

News: Average UK Price of a Wii Only £155

Average UK Price of a Wii Only £155

RRP still the same

It’s been a while since we’ve reported on the price of the Wii following its up down up down charade last year, but the drought stops here. A recent survey by UK trade magazine MCV of 25 retailers has shown the console’s cost to consumers now stands at a measly £155.56, nearly £25 lower

News: DSi Gets Price Drop in Australia

DSi Gets Price Drop in Australia

Now cheaper than the XL

If you recall a couple of weeks back, we shared the news that Australia will be getting the DSi XL at $299.95 at launch. As the regular DSi was the exact same price at the time of the announcement, it makes sense that Nintendo of Australia have just made the announcement that the original DSi will be getting a price drop of $50 AUD, effective immediately, bringing it down to..

News: April 15th - Australian DSi XL Retails for AU$299.95

April 15th - Australian DSi XL Retails for AU$299.95

Aussies still not PALs with Nintendo on pricing

The good news is that our friends down under don't have to wait too much longer for the DSi XL, however they're going to have to pay more than any other region. Currently you can pick-up a DSi XL in the US for $189.99 ( ~£125), in the UK for as low as £139.71 and Europeans for around €166 ( ~£149)...

Talking Point: Are Rereleases Killing the Retro Market?

Are Rereleases Killing the Retro Market?

We sink our teeth into plummeting retro prices

MTV Multiplayer recently published an article detailing the decline in value of sought-after videogame classics after their rerelease on download platforms such as Virtual Console and Xbox Live Arcade. While it chronicles mainly high- profile games such as Marvel vs. Capcom 2; it’s the Nintendo releases that make for really interesting reading..

News: UK Wii Price Continues to Resemble Rat Up a Drainpipe

UK Wii Price Continues to Resemble Rat Up a Drainpipe

Is it up or down today?

You may recall a few short weeks ago we reported that one UK games retailer had decided to increase the price of Wii consoles, as a result of the increased costs of buying the consoles from Nintendo (something else we covered!). However, we've just learnt that Nintendo are now set to decrease the unit cost of Wii consoles to all retailers, and although we have no exact..

News: Nintendo Announces Official U.S. Wii Price Drop

Nintendo Announces Official U.S. Wii Price Drop

Will be $199 starting this Sunday

After days of alleged price drop sightings in upcoming American store circular ads, it's officially official: Nintendo will drop the price of the Wii in the U.S. to $199 on Sunday, Sept. 27. That's this Sunday. Marked down from $250, the best-selling system will retain it's original Wii Sports bundle. The new price is on par with the Xbox 360 Arcade and $100..

News: Canada Drops DSi Price

Canada Drops DSi Price

Now $179 of your Canadian moneys

Several retailers in Canada, including Toys R Us, are listing the Nintendo DSi at a lower price point. Originally $199 Canadian (equivalent to $183 US or €125), the new price is down to $179 Canadian (or $165 US and €113). By comparison, the DS Lite is $139 CAD. No word on whether this price drop will be rolled out to the rest of the world any time soon..

News: Toys R Us Get In On Wii Price Drop Shenanigans

Toys R Us Get In On Wii Price Drop Shenanigans

Print ad indicates forthcoming price drop for North America

First Wal-Mart, now Toys R Us. We're still officially sticking with rumor for now, but maybe something is in the cards after all? A scan of a circular ad for the big ol' toy store due to hit the week of Sept. 27 indicates that the console/Wii Sports bundle will be dropped to $199, putting it at the same price as the Xbox 360 Arcade SKU and..

News: Wal Mart: Wii Price to be Rolled Back Next Month

Wal Mart: Wii Price to be Rolled Back Next Month

Worldwide price cut may be on the cards - but will UK gamers see the benefit?

It's a funny time in retail at present. The global economy is still reeling from the worldwide recession and in the UK - where the value of the Pound has plummeted - Nintendo has been forced to push up the trade price of its Wii console, which in turn has resulted in some retailers exploring the possibility of increased..

News: Dictionary 6 in 1 Gets a Price Drop

Dictionary 6 in 1 Gets a Price Drop

Now 500 DSi Points.

Apparently quickly realising the price was a little too high at 800 points, Nintendo of Europe has already given the DSiWare application Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function, released today, a price drop. When it was released less than a day ago it would've cost you 800 points just to have a very simplistic dictionary to carry with you! Thankfully, it's now a whole 300 points..

News: Wii to Retail for £200 in the UK

Wii to Retail for £200 in the UK

Tough economic climate results in price hike for Brits

We reported a while back that UK retailers were looking into increasing the RRP of the Nintendo Wii in light of the weak value of the Pound. Nothing seemed to happen for a while and it looked as if the situation had changed, but we've just been tipped off that the price increase IS coming, and...

News: Morrison's offering DSi on the cheap

Morrison's offering DSi on the cheap

Get yourself down to Morrison's this weekend to save £20 on a DSi

Despite the DSi's strong first-week sales, British supermarket chain Morrison's are planning to shift even more of the things by offering them at £130 over the Easter weekend, a saving of £20 on Nintendo's RRP. Wii consoles are also set for a knockdown, available at £150, shaving nearly £30 off the regular shelf price. Of..

News: Monster Hunter G Touches Wii With Subscription Gaming

Monster Hunter G Touches Wii With Subscription Gaming

Capcom charges Japanese Monster Hunter G fans subscription fees, but does it seem reasonable?

In case you didn’t know, Monster Hunter is a crazy-popular series in Japan and, unlike the US versions, has always been online. So it only seems justified that Capcom would place subscription fees, although fairly hefty, onto the fans. Probably because they know the fans would eat that up. The prices..