1. granville

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    Don't get angry too soon, they just sometimes announce stuff later for them. An announcement for Europe may come within the next day or so as well. Wait and see before jumping to conclusions.
     
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    dam didnt see this thread [​IMG]

    i hope its world wide
     
  3. Nathan Drake

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    Do we need this discussion and the USN discussion (that started first)?
     
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    nice i was gonna get one in September [​IMG]
     
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    was kinda thinking the same just now... [​IMG]
     
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    ^ that is how I feel.
     
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    Well isn't that something? I thought this might happen, but I was hoping they wasn't over pricing...

    [​IMG]

    Don't get the wrong idea, I didn't regret.

    Unless parts just got cheaper to make...
     
  8. granville

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    Not sure yet what to do. The USN thread is only about the price cut in Japan, and the top post is very vague and doesn't contain any real information except for the price cut itself. The link is also to a Japanese PDF and only contains a picture. This front page thread contains more info from both regions, including the extra features that Nintendo are adding (NES and GBA VC). So i'll just wait and see what others and mods think about it. I personally feel this was deserving of a front page post with its own discussion since it's more than just a price cut, but announcement of new services.

    EDIT- EU is getting the price cut too. Editing top post.
     
  9. Lastly

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    Actually you should be happy, right? I am totally depress right now that I bought the full price and I don't care about the VC. I just want my $80 back!
     
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    Hope it gets to Europe [​IMG] I want some bonus for getting it the day 1 for the full 250€ [​IMG] (don't regret it anyway [​IMG] )

    Edit: Want to see how the VITA will sell now [​IMG]
     
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    For a moment there, I felt like I got ripped off, till I saw that Ambassador Program. lol.
     
  12. Nathan Drake

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    You could always merge the USN topic into this I suppose. It would be slightly messy, and irrelevant posts in the context would have to be wiped. Most of the posts in that topic are fairly relevant though. I dunno, it is a weird mess.
     
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    Aw man... I won't be able to afford one until the price drops, but I really want those free games... Anyone know of a retailer that might do a partial refund if you buy a product that has a price slash just a couple days later?
     
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    Like i said, the USN post only includes about 1/4 of this story. The price cut is for JP, US, EU, and AUS (not just Japan), and the news includes some major amenities for early adopters. So this was an attempt to cover more than just that one region price cut bit. I don't know whether i can easily merge the two, but i'll take a look. If i can't, i'll ask a mod/higher up to do it.

    EVERYONE- EU and AUS price cuts and the Ambassador program are also announced for your region as well. So no worries, see? I'm looking for sources to the official statements and still working on the topic. [​IMG]
     
  15. skawo96

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    I don't see the EU announcement anywhere.
     
  16. Nathan Drake

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    Less then halfway down the page on the USN one, it just falls into people going "oh crap, free games!" It is also only a little over two pages long. I wouldn't foresee it being too much work.

    On topic: Somebody already mentioned that they aren't interested in the VC here. I doubt they're the only one in that boat. Then you have to look at who the 3DS is made to appeal too. On average, anymore, how many kids even know what an NES is.? The concept is natural to us, but lets face it, the NES is ancient in terms of technology at this point. They'll probably just think the games look old, so they probably suck (that, and kids have zero patience these days for anything with difficulty attached). The GBA was a great little handheld, but will people find a stack of old games to be consolation enough?

    It seems like they could have just credited each person that hooked in early with two free 3DS game vouchers or something. Don't get me wrong, this is freaking awesome for many people that frequent this forum and for any adults that still remember the good 'ol NES days elsewhere. For the target base of the product as a whole though, I'm just not sure how appealing the overall offer is.

    Of course, you can't make everybody happy all of the time. You just kind of have to do the best you can.
     
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    Two free 3DS vouchers would screw up a lot of people, though.
    Some people wouldn't be able to even get their vouchers, and I doubt that they would be honoured in shops in certain countries.
     
  18. Nathan Drake

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    Unless parts were never all that expensive to make. I think Nintendo was trying really hard to market off the fact that the 3DS uses 3D technology, and thought a price bump was a great idea. If they can charge $170 now and still profit, why couldn't they at launch? Silly Nintendo marketing. Of course, the hype worked and they did sell several hundred thousand systems. Now they just have to give away some VC games that cost them near nothing to throw up there, and people are happy while Nintendo is still having their 3DS print money.
     
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    The USN post by me is from official Nintendo source which mean this is not a rumor, the point is you want the news appear at gbatemp as soon as possible or details of the news, the reply of USN thread have the same information at this thread.

    if you need/want to make a new thread for front page, I suggest add a line "Thanks to member XXXX to bring us the new" or on-going discussion redirect to the USN post, this is What Gbatemp administrator did before and why member keep posting news in Gbatemp.
     
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