should i buy 3ds now?

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  1. matthi321
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    i have just noticed how cheap the 3ds is. i mean on amazon.co.uk a 3ds only cost 137 ,compared to a ds lite that cost 129:wtf:. my gues is becasue the 3ds is not selling so well,so therefore is cheap.but do you think the price will drop even more?and therefore i shoul wait.or will the price raise, if it begins to sell better? and therefor i should by it now.
     
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    How many 3DS games do you want to play? You need to assess whether the titles available are worth the cost, not whether the cost of the system is low enough.
     
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    Sure, why not?
     
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    I bought mine for $169 (little over a year ago), it's only come down $6 since.
     
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    The price won't raise. I'd say wait for E3 in 4 days.
     
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    It's a bit odd, but the price for the DS-lite is because they are discontinued.

    Since they are no longer being made, people are trying to sell them at a higher price.

    The 3DS is currently being made, so it readily avaliable. So they are going to be cheap-ish, especially if it's a used one.

    End result is that you'll find them within similar price ranges.
     
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    well i actually wanted to buy a ds lite, and buy a r4. but after seeing how little a 3ds cost, i gues that i might aswell could buy 3ds. and then i can just play ds games on that. and then when a 3ds flashcart come out i will buy that.
     
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    also what is best a 3ds or a 3ds xl?
     
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    One reason is that there is the XL/LL version available. Second reason is that the 3DS has been around for at least 2 years already, price cuts happened since then. Cheap is if you consider 137 to be low enough for you to get one.

    Do you seem to even have any pressing need to get a 3DS in the first place? Like getting the gateway flashcart?
     
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    I brought mine from ebay for $89 dollars but if they have any good games you like then go for it.
     
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    Uhm, 3DS is selling really well. It's not cheap because "it's failing". The DSlite is so expensive now, since its considered a "collectors item" due to it being discontinued.
     
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    i have just find a used 3ds for 88 dollars, shouild i buy it or? or should i look for a 3ds xl instead?
     
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    If you have to wear glasses to read or see anything near, you should consider getting the 3DS XL instead of the 3DS. Larger print is better on eyes, you will not have to squint so much.
     
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    88 dollars is pretty cheap. where did you find it here in Europe?
     
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    yes on a danish second hand website
     
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    Agreed. And if you're wanting a DS, same goes for the DSi XL (instead of the DSLite). The Walmart nearest me still has a couple DSi XL's, for $129 I think.
     
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    ok thanks for the advices,i think i will wait till the 3ds xl gets cheaper before i buy one.
     
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    if the 3ds is very cheap, be vary. it might be damaged, have scratches, broken L/R Buttons or something like that.
    if they're barely used, they should easily sell for 100-120, just slightly below new ones. 88 sounds like something is wrong.

    you should be able to find a cheap ds lite/phat in some gamestores though. my closest gamestop has them for 50€.

    as for 3ds size, i like the xl one better. it feels sturdier to me, everything basically feels as if its going to last much longer than the last systems.
     
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