(RUMOUR) 3DS price dropping to $139.99; $199.99 Mario Kart bundle for XL

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  1. soulx
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    It says in the article it's a rumor, and honestly 140 seems a bit too low for Nintendo considering it's selling pretty well at the current price. There's not really a need to slash the price AFAIK.
     
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    wow now it gets interesting. maybe they have another selling point and the sales may be slow so decreasing the price may actually be a good idea.
     
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    I can see this, they probably want to start the final push of replacing kids DSi's to 3DS. They better hurry if its true though.
     
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    I've manged to hold off on making the XL purchase, but this may well be the deciding factor, if it happens.
     
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    Might be enough for me to get the XL, maybe, I never sat down and did a new housing on my current 3DS.
     
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    I think I seen the regular 3ds at gamestop for that price.

    Iirc, I think it was used though.
     
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    If this is true...

    Hell yes!
     
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    It might be true because a couple of hours ago I went on bestbuy.com and they had 3DS's for 140$
     
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    Sounds iffy, I know the consoles aren't selling super super well in the US and such but they're still selling pretty decently, certainly not bad enough to warrant a price cut.

    Still a $140 3DS is rather tempting although I'd go for the XL personally.
     
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    If they keep chopping down the price, pretty soon it'll be the FreeDS.
     
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    There going with a pretty good strategy here.
    Making it super low near Christmas is sure to bring in quite a bit of cash.
     
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    If this is true...
    :hateit:
    (already have a xl)
     
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    I better get an ambassadors ambassador program cuz I'm just so butthurt... /sarcasm
     
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    So in 1.5 years, Nintendo has slashed the console's price into half? That seems kinda extreme :o
     
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    Well... fuck!
    Nintendo is doing this to definetely kill the Vita this christmas! :tpi:
     
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    If the Black Friday type deals land on Christmas, I think the Vita has quite a good position. A white PSVita + AC:L + 4GB memory card for $179.99. Not bad. :P
     
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    lol can't see this happening
    but hey it's a rumor so probably not true, just to make people wait on buying a 3DS that want one
    so all the mums buy the current stock for Christmas then when the rumor turns out to be false people that want one will pay any price because they want it for Christmas and they're hard to get
     
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    Didn't you mean a standalone Vita console?

    Because according to the Black Friday Deals topic:
    source: http://gbatemp.net/threads/black-friday-deals-hardware.337818/
     
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    Heres to hoping for Ambassador's Program Version 2.0 :lol:

    Cmon people, start up that butthurt
     
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