Do you think the price of 3DS would decrease by August 2011?

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  1. GranolaBar
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    Could it decrease to $190 or even $150? I plan to buy one after my birthday. I am currently using a Nintendo DSi XL and I am worrying that Nintendo might focus on the 3DS and they won't make normal DS games anymore! That's why I am planning to buy before that happens. Do you think it would decrease? If so, what price? If not, why?

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    Seeing as it's $250 now, I'd say it'll drop to at least $190 if you get a used copy in 2-4 years.
     
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    I think it should because of low sales but not all at once, maybe $250, $220, $200.
     
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    The price won't drop but they'll probably bundle in a game and/or travel case for the same price by Christmas.
     
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    it might go down in price for the holidays

    dont expect anything lower than a 150... even 150 is pushing it way to much

    maybe in the 200 region with a freebie game or something


    also wrong forum?
     
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    There's no way it will be down 100$ in 3 months... just no possible way. You're best bet for a price decrease would be a black friday sale.

    3.6M units isn't "low sales" it's just lower then Nintendo predicted (which was 4M). There is a big difference.
     
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    Wrong forum.

    And it'll probably go down, but no way by that margin (unless maybe on eBay or other 2nd hand markets).
     
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    August is too soon for a price drop. Specially when the good shit comes around June and people will buy it for what it costs.
     
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    1. Wroung forum Bro.

    2. I know a way to drop the price a hundred dollars RIGHT NOW! Sell your DSi XL when you buy it. It'll net you at least 100 bucks you can put towards the 3DS.
     
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    I doubt we'll see a price drop before next year, promotional sales notwithstanding. Even though sales are lower than expected according to Nintendo, they will use the Christmas season as a true gauge of sales to make a determination whether or not to lower the price and by how much.
     
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    Maybe $229.99 cuz the low sales ,that can be overtaken by launching better software, and not so cheap cuz it just came out.
     
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    Your more likely to pick one up in the near future a liitle cheaper than hoping for a price drop in August! The 3DS is not selling as well as expected but that's because Nintendo have yet to bring in their big guns. Once that happens a price drop won't be on the cards for a while.
     
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    I might go down to $220 by August. But be aware of Christmas deals! They'll put the [​IMG] on you and put the price back up (bundles as Wizerzak said).

    But if you can wait longer, maybe it can be your only Christmas present perhaps? Haha that's all I'm asking for as a "Final Christmas before I graduate from High School gift" [​IMG]

    But If you're up to spending on your own, just raise more money and the cheapest way would either be used from Amazon, eBay, or on Black Friday.
     
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    This. You need to hurry though. That deal ends soon iirc.

    The system's still in it's infancy; there's no way a price drop will happen in the first year of it's release. Hell I doubt they'll even drop the price next year.
     
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    No.
    250 USD is good value.
     
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    I think its totally possible for the price to drop to $200 sometime this year, especially if sales don't pick up around June. The original DS had a price drop just a few months after release, because no one was buying it.
     
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    The price of the 3DS won't drop until sometime next year at the earliest. Nintendo would never even consider dropping the price with titles such as Zelda, Star Fox, Mario Kart, Super Mario, Paper Mario, Animal Crossing etc coming out soon. They know consumers will pay $250 for it especially with the holiday shopping season later this year. People are known for spending money like crazy during the holiday season regardless of price. Not to mention a lot of people, including many tempers, are waiting to buy the 3DS when the big titles come out. Nintendo knows that many people are holding out until some worthwhile titles hit store shelves, so there is no reason for them to drop price any time this year.
     
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    Not likely at all, especially if the 3DS gains massive popularity with upcoming titles such as Mario and Zelda.

    The Wii stayed at $250 for like forever, the 3DS doesn't seem to be as popular but still it's gonna take a couple of years at least until a price drop.
     
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    At best you will find a good deal on a bundle.

    Like a free gift card when you buy one, or a free game or something.
     
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    May I ask where you go this information?

    I doubt it be a drop any time soon.
     

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