Nintendo DSi Dated and Priced for Europe!

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  1. Rock Raiyu
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    Just earlier today, Nintendo of America announced the date and price of the DSi. Nintendo of Europe doesn't fall too far behind in that department. Read below.

    News Source: GoNintendo
     
  2. p1ngpong

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    Jesus Christ is that price correct? Thats a huge rip off for European consumers, in the US its supposed to be $170.00, if you convert £150.00 to dollars that makes it almost $215.00!!!! [​IMG]

    Everyone in Europe thinking of buying this should boycott it out of principle! [​IMG]

    edit: and that £140 price for a Lite is a lie, I know for a fact it retails at around £100
     
  3. Maikel Steneker

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    It's actually cheap compared to the price we're paying - 170 euros. It's not like it's the first time Nintendo does this, every price in dollars is just converted by putting euros behind it [​IMG] The Wii Zapper was even more of a rip-off; it's 20 dollars in the US and 30 euros in Europe!
     
  4. skawo96

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    *buys DS Lite*
     
  5. p1ngpong

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    Damn just did some looking around, it is in fact retailing for £150 in the UK, and DS lites are only £100.

    The DSi is in fact more expensive then an xbox 360 arcade, which sells for around £130 lol

    Nintendo are a horrible company who hate their customers, Im convinced of that now [​IMG]
     
  6. Ballistic

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    I am so pissed that US gets the shitty blue while we're left out the classic white :\
     
  7. Isaiah

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    Hey dude blue is cool man... Chill
     
  8. Mr Slug

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    LMAO £150 well thats not going to sell very well then, and the DS Lites are £100 and its possible to get it cheaper than £100 now too if you look around.

    so no GBA slot, add a **** camera, possible cheaper to make as no GBA slot or same price as the Camera would trade in for GBA slot taken out yet its a whole £50 extra :S :S :S :S LMAO got to see sales on this junk price, how much are psp's?
     
  9. RupeeClock

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    Well, there goes any reason to import a system, we only have to wait another day, and the price probably won't be much different with import tax and shipping costs. >_>
     
  10. Ballistic

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    Yes it is. In fact it is one of my favorite colors. But that blue has an ugly shade to it. And to me it looks like a china-made toys for children 5 and under.
     
  11. imz

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    £150! Add 30 quid and you can get a Wii
     
  12. Psyfira

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    It'll be interesting to see how Nintendo manages to handle releasing hardware in 3 territories simultaniously. Given their terrible track record in meeting demand for their hardware in the past maybe they're not expecting much by the way of sales either?

    Now I've looked it up £100 was actually the launch price of the DS Lite too. Hm.

    Mixed feelings on this one. I wouldn't, but I'm not interested in any of the DSi's extra features so I'm not exactly the target audience anyway. (and the 360 pingy mentioned looks a lot more tempting!)
     
  13. upbumpo190

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    @ Nintendo : Too expensive!

    I still have my phat because I thought the lite was a rip off, fast move to save the DS from dying, but the DSi is just plain ridiculous.

    My advice, wait 10 years till it becomes available via emulation/ or a pawn shop for 10 bucks.

    A camera is nice, but 2 is overkill, especially when it even isn't that good.

    Edit:

    In France, a DS Lite is 149.90 Euros which is 190.22 US Dollars.
     
  14. SoLuckys

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    In Cyprus wii's are 260 euros each add 110
     
  15. JPdensetsu

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    I've just pre-ordered one, also an Acekard 2i. €170 is not much is know that the DSLite costs €150.
     
  16. UltraMagnus

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    they intentionally won't, nintendo are masters of creating artificial shortages of hardware....