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

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by GranolaBar, May 2, 2011.

  1. GranolaBar

    GranolaBar Member

    Apr 29, 2011
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    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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  2. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

    Sep 4, 2009
    United States
    The Courtroom
    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.
  3. naved.islam14

    naved.islam14 Gbatemp's Official Dark Knight™

    Sep 12, 2009
    I think it should because of low sales but not all at once, maybe $250, $220, $200.
  4. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

    May 30, 2010
    United Kingdom
    The price won't drop but they'll probably bundle in a game and/or travel case for the same price by Christmas.
  5. L_o_N_e_R

    L_o_N_e_R GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    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?
  6. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

    Aug 11, 2008
    United States
    Right behind you
    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.
  7. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Wrong forum.

    And it'll probably go down, but no way by that margin (unless maybe on eBay or other 2nd hand markets).
  8. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

    Jun 1, 2010
    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.
  9. Schlupi

    Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniac™

    Aug 31, 2007
    United States
    Rozen Queen Co, Chicago Branch
    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.
  10. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    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.
  11. MakiManPR

    MakiManPR Banned

    Apr 6, 2010
    Maybe $229.99 cuz the low sales ,that can be overtaken by launching better software, and not so cheap cuz it just came out.
  12. luminalace

    luminalace GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 2, 2010
    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.
  13. Selim873

    Selim873 Nunnayobeesnes

    Jul 31, 2010
    United States
    Chillin' with Bob Ross
    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.
  14. ThriLL

    ThriLL Advanced Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    United States
    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.
  15. Nollog

    Nollog GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 10, 2008
    250 USD is good value.
  16. Zarxrax

    Zarxrax GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 5, 2005
    United States
    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.
  17. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

    Apr 25, 2009
    United States
    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.
  18. Truliche

    Truliche GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 6, 2007
    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.
  19. awssk8er

    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jun 26, 2007
    United States
    New Jersey
    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.
  20. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    May I ask where you go this information?

    I doubt it be a drop any time soon.