DSi stopped manufacturing in Japan?

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  1. heartgold
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    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Choosing in favour for DSi XL I see why not. Maybe DSi is stalled or some problems have occurred.
     
  2. GundamXXX

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    Does this mean the DSi will drop in price?
     
  3. rockstar99

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    Hope so I need a new DS
     
  4. Rydian

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    Actually low supply without a change of demand tends to raise prices...
     
  5. ByteMunch

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    I thought the DSi was basically justa new security test anyway.... But it's cracked now so maybe that has something to do with it? Just speculating... [​IMG]
     
  6. Veho

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    Is the DS Lite still being manufactured?
     
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    #goes and grabs 10#
     
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    No, but it still is being sold in some places.
     
  9. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    When did they stop manufacturing the Lite? Did the DSi replace it? I thought they were going to be manufactured/sold side by side. [​IMG]
     
  10. HaniKazmi

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    the lite was stopped soon after the dsi came out.
    Looks like nintendo wants everyone to upgrade to 3DS [​IMG]
     
  11. doyama

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    http://ameblo.jp/omisedayori/

    If you read the actual blog he clarifies his statement with

    "I believe production has shifted towards the 3DS, once that run is complete it will shift back to DSi production."

    The DSi XL is much more popular in Japan than the DSi is, thus it makes sense for them to shift production away from the DSi to the 3DS temporarily. Also the tone of the blog really makes it seem like he just works at the store, because he doesn't say he can't order them, just that it doesn't 'seem' like they're ordering more, and doesn't think they've asked when more are coming in. So take what he says with a grain of salt.
     
  12. RupeeClock

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    True enough.
    I had to replace my old black DSi from launch since the L button became faulty, and I had my heart set on the metallic blue DSi.
    But that model was discontinued a while ago, I was very lucky to find one new online...just £20 pricier than normal.
    It could've been a lot worse.

    Why buy a new DSi now? Frankly, I don't plan to play my DS games on the 3DS, with flashcarts probably having no chance of working, and where the D-pad is on the 3DS.
     
  13. GundamXXX

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    Prices didnt drop that much, I think that 180 euro is still alot of money considering I bought my DS for about 150 in the first year
    And why buy a DSi? Because in the end they will be cheaper then a 3DS, and when I buy my 3DS its going into a wall safe with security droids and lazerzzzz and shit to protect it. My DSi will just be treated like my old DS.... chucked in bag,s on tables, on floors by acciden,t gets stuff spilled over it, played with with dirty hands etc
     
  14. SPH73

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    They're starving the market before the release of the new hardware (3DS)

    Also, in Japan DSiLL is seen as the DS system for the older crowd. (The joke is "grandpa DS.")

    So they're not really as interested in the latest, greatest thing.
     
  15. MFDC12

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    ...what? citation please.
    ive seen new stocks of ds lites every time i goto walmart or best buy or any store that sells em. i cant imagine after 2 years they still have them if they stopped production..
     
  16. DSGamer64

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    They'd be stopping production at their main facility in order to switch over for production of the 3DS. They have plenty of stock on the DSi models, there is no need to continue producing them any longer at their main factories when they need to be pushing for more 3DS models.
     
  17. shakirmoledina

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    i do remember when i wanted to buy a DS, i told my bro to buy a phat and not a lite but he couldnt buy one BCZ they were not producing phats anymore (i wish i had bought a phat now)
    its possible that dsi-s totally get lost not dsi XL bcz there might be buyers who wouldnt be able to afford the 3ds in the beginning
     
  18. Snailface

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    Not in the case of videogame hardware, I've never seen the price of it actually go up. Nintendo also won't drop hardware prices until absolutely necessary, and DSi sales are still steady enough for Nints to hold their prices.
     
  19. MFDC12

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    they do go up if they are brand new/sealed and it goes oop [​IMG]