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WebHead

@Grumblevolcano: they better have good launch lineups then.

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parallaxscroll

Handheld: $199

Home console: $299

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rallydefault

I would be more than willing to pay 300$ for a new handheld. 350 or 400 would really be pushing it, but let's be honest, I'd probably still buy it. But I'm a working, middle-class adult. A 400$ handheld is gonna be a heck of a hard sell for parents to buy them for their kids.

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WebHead

Don't we remember the last handheld that had a $300 model tanked? You know, the one that's a sequel to the PSP?

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Whydoievenbother

The Prices depending on type of machine:
Handheld: $175
Console: $300
Toaster: $50

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Donutman

I think it depends on what it ends up. If its a portable ipad with buttons kind of thing that you can also use on your tv, then I can see $400 or so. if its a box console alone with reg controllers, then same. if its both in 1, then probably $500 or so. I will pay wwhatever it is day 1 because I'm a blind Nintendo fan and I really don't care what the nx console is. as long as Nintendo keeps making awesome games I will not be disappointed. I still have my ps4 for the occasional AAA game like dark souls 3 that I cant wait to play. but it has been collecting dust for 6 months now, and my ps3 for about 3 years before that, while my 3ds and wii u have been getting the bulk of my gaming time. my pc is even left out. if Nintendo could combine my 3ds and wii u into 1 console, id pay anything.

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rallydefault

Donutman wrote:

I think it depends on what it ends up. If its a portable ipad with buttons kind of thing that you can also use on your tv, then I can see $400 or so. if its a box console alone with reg controllers, then same. if its both in 1, then probably $500 or so. I will pay wwhatever it is day 1 because I'm a blind Nintendo fan and I really don't care what the nx console is. as long as Nintendo keeps making awesome games I will not be disappointed. I still have my ps4 for the occasional AAA game like dark souls 3 that I cant wait to play. but it has been collecting dust for 6 months now, and my ps3 for about 3 years before that, while my 3ds and wii u have been getting the bulk of my gaming time. my pc is even left out. if Nintendo could combine my 3ds and wii u into 1 console, id pay anything.

I would almost classify myself a "blind Nintendo fan" and pretty much buy the NX no matter what it is, but if it becomes apparent that Nintendo in any way is going to shift more toward "light"-experience games (like iPad/mobile stuff), that's when I'll have to shift pretty much entirely back to my PC/Xbox.

(I'm not saying there is ANY hint this is actually going to happen, but for some reason I do have that lingering fear in the back of my mind...)

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Therad

rallydefault wrote:

I would be more than willing to pay 300$ for a new handheld. 350 or 400 would really be pushing it, but let's be honest, I'd probably still buy it. But I'm a working, middle-class adult. A 400$ handheld is gonna be a heck of a hard sell for parents to buy them for their kids.

I don't see any reason to buy a new nintendo handheld for my kids. Nintendo can't compete with cheap tablets. Tablets also have cheaper games with more diversity than nintendo. I think that demographic is lost for nintendo.

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skywake

@Therad:
I would've thought that the idea of a device that was largely gaming-only and was fairly locked down would be appealing to a parent. Especially with the reasonably tight parental controls. You get a tablet and it's a bit more of an uncontrolled space. It's also pretty hard to go wrong with games like Pokemon and Mario in that 7-12 age bracket. But I don't have kids so I don't know, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm just assuming kids these days are into the same stuff I was into.

Anyways, I'm not going to comment on which demographics are the biggest targets. My perspective is heavily biased towards my particular demographic. My peers. The people who grew up on the SNES, N64 and Gameboy. And amongst that demographic I think there's a pretty healthy interest in another Nintendo portable. A home console? Not so much.

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NinChocolate

I fear for the price of dedicated gaming handhelds in today's world. Unless you're an enthusiast most people don't see the point of paying a couple hundred for that type of technology

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Therad

@skywake: they have a tablet and a 2ds. The 2ds was a waste of money. They do use the wii u.

And I am the nes/snes gen. Gameboy never interested me. I do like my 3ds, but it is really old now. But i will probably not replace it, phones have taken the "on-the-go-entertainment" place for me.

I also suspects the 3ds has stolen sales from wii u, especially from people that had the wii as a second console.

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skywake

@Therad:
I have nieces that are a bit older than that age bracket we're talking about. They're not really interested in the 3DS at this point but they were at launch when they were in that age bracket. Now they're kinda split between the PS4 and iPad. But that's a very small sample size. And I reckon if Animal Crossing was a launch game they'd be all over it.

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WebHead

@Whitewatermoose: I can see VC being a separate paid service. Pay $5-10 a month to be able to download a rotating list of retro games across multiple platforms, with the downloads being yours as long as you are subscribed.

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