GameStop drops 3DS price to $150 right before Vita launch

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  1. Valwin
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    sale that ends on 2/12. Someone on CAG mentioned that managers said this sale was initiated by Nintendo to grab people on the fence

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  2. frogboy

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    Seriously? I just bought it at $170.
     
  3. Valwin
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    yea check the site i was looking for another 3DS and i was hit by this
     
  4. mjax

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    This is nice. I want to buy an extra one for my family. I will see what I could do about it.
     
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    Haha man, 3DS is going to kill it this year.
     
  6. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    Why Gamestop? I get that they're popular and shit but other stores sell video games too. Y U NO LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, NINTY?


    EDIT: This sale is USA only. I just checked the Canadian site.
     
  7. Valwin
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    actually i never see another game store beside them were i live :/
     
  8. Snailface

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    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Now you can almost buy two 3DS's for the price of a Vita. (b/c of memory card tax)

    Nintendo, you be trollin' poor Sonys. :P

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  9. mjax

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    Nintendo and Gamestop are now secretly married.
     
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  10. purplesludge

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    Depending on where and how long ago you might be able to get the difference back.

    Also it seems like Nintendo is working hard to keep to keep the Vita from gaining a following.
     
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    Ehh, bought mine full price the launch week and no have no regrets. I assume it's just a sale though and nothing more.
     
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  12. RoMee

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    There's this thing stores do called "sales". They do it once in a while to sell stuff.
    As you can see it's only for a limited time. 2/7 to 2/12
    If it was meant to derail the PS Vita it would go on into the PS vita launch.
    And it'll be pretty dumb of gamestop to try to derail/sabotage a product they're trying to selling.

    The article is wrong in their speculations.
    There's nothing from nintendo or gamestop to confirm their bias and idiotic theory.
    This is a sale, nothing more.

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    Someone on CAG mentioned that managers said this sale was initiated by Nintendo to grab people on the fence.
     
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  14. awssk8er

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    There have been way better sales than that for the holidays/black Friday but still pretty good.

    I paid full price at launch, and it's been worth every penny, if not more.
     
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    Not bad but annoying to see happen this close to Vita's launch. I wanted to see both 3DS and Vita be successful eventually and the former has managed that very well. Everything will work out in the end.
     
  16. Vulpes Abnocto

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    No way. It's obvious Nintendo is scared shitless that the Vita is going to pound them into bankruptcy with their incredible sales.
    Next week they'll be paying people to take the 3DS home.






    (Sorry, I had an urge to see what it felt like to be Valwin)




     
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    LOL. I can't tell if that was sarcastic or not but funny nonetheless, Nintendo is in trouble though especially quality games come out on Vita.
     
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    HEY!! PUTTING TROLLISH AFTER THOUGHTS IN YOUR POSTS HIDDEN IN WHITE IS MY THING!!

    But anyway, seeing how gamestop is lowering the price on the 3DS and offering that trade in deal is screaming cheap Vita right now (But I gotta crunch them numbers before I do anything insane)
     
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    Doing so is really stupid as those of us who use the dark theme can see what you're saying.
     
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    Nice price cut but i'd rather buy a Vita instead of a second 3DS.
    So this might take a few sales from the Vita. But overall it probably wont do much.