DSi is now $299.99 if you want to import one now

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Link5084, Oct 28, 2008.

Oct 28, 2008
  1. Link5084
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    http://kotaku.com/5069524/thinking-of-impo...-a-nintendo-dsi


    Then get ready to shake an extra Benjamin out of your wallet, as pre-orders for the Japanese release of the Nintendo DSi currently carry an "import tax" of about one hundred U.S. dollars. Regularly priced at 18,900 yen (a hair over $200 USD) in its home country of Japan, the DSi asking price from reputable import retailers like Play-Asia and YesAsia is currently $299.99.

    New York import shop NCSX hasn't specified its import price, with the retailer still finalizing with overseas distributors.

    While the Nintendo DSi isn't planning on landing on these shores "well into 2009," before import fever gets the best of you, we should note that some software for the system will be region locked. If you still must the first kid on your block (or row of cubicles) to have one, we'd suggest waiting just a little bit for demand to taper. But, hey, we know we're not the boss of you.


    I'm just hoping someone here will import and try all the different flashcarts and see which ones work or not.
     
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    But why import one if its region locked There is really no point in importing one.
     
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    I wil test all the flashcart I have in the first day. [​IMG]

    the only thing I care about is the DSi will be too expensive for first ship in Hong Kong
     
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    Thanks, you earn my respect. Will you get all the results in by next week?
     
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    dang...that is more expensive than a wii.
     
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    and a 360! LOL
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    No, I think I can get my result this weekend. :lol
     
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    No thanks, I'll just get a Wii.
     
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    You could actually get it as low as $212.49 if you use the $50 coupon..plus Play Asia is having a 15% off on in stock merchandise.
     
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    Last I heard, the thing was Region locked.
     
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    The DSi Ware games are region locked, as far as I know it still runs regular DS games region free.
     
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    lol.. only reason I see to get a DSi is for the DSi Ware things.. and those won't be here until next year so.. useless..
     
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    They didn't have any games lined up for the launch? Typical Nintendo. [​IMG]
     
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    finally



    NOW, you can ask all those dsi questions


    assuming someone buys one
     

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