Thoughts on 3DS Price?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by chris888222, Mar 25, 2011.

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Is it too expensive?

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Mar 25, 2011

Thoughts on 3DS Price? by chris888222 at 12:56 PM (8,945 Views / 0 Likes) 104 replies

  1. chris888222
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    I just want to ask on how you guys find the 3DS retail price. My region (singapore) will be selling it on 28 March at an awful price of S$399 (US$320) with 3-months full warranty and the remaining 9-months on software issues. Compared to the US SRP of US$249.99, the S$399 price point seems atrocious. I am going to just import one from the US, rather than paying this with unreliable warranty.

    How do you find the prices announced at your territory? Vote and write! [​IMG]

    Oh, and no ridge racer 3d at launch, what a bummer [​IMG]
     


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    The price is ok I guess, I just hate that we have to wait until Sunday, and that there is no "great" game releasing with the system [​IMG]
     
  3. chris888222
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    Ours is worse... ALMOST 70% of the announced launch day releases not going to be out in singapore.

    Article: http://asia.gamespot.com/3ds/puzzle/ninten...tml?sid=6304721
     
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    Price is too much if you ask me.

    250 euros (about 350 dollars) and then you don't have any games. I'll have to import one.
     
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    £189 in most shops now , reduced from £219.00 have mine in hand now.
     
  6. Zorua

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    Its perfectly fine IMO.

    Well actually, it's pretty cheap. [​IMG]
     
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    i live in PR, US so is $249.99 but still I thought it will cost $199.99
     
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    I expected the US price to be $249.99 due to it's hype. Normally Singapore charges $100 more than US prices (shipping + exchange rate + profits), hence I expected the Singapore 3DS to be about S$369. However, it was $30 more, far more than what I've expected

    Edit: $30 for games, to me, is a huge difference. Other items are not exactly the case though.
     
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    It's selling at 250€ here in Europe, ~$350, which is 40% more than what americans are paying, fitting, since we make so much more money on average.
     
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    There are some people who believe that singaporeans earn big bucks just because our country is like 'so rich' or something. That is not the case at all... Yes, there are indeed multi millionaires in Singapore who earn billions of US DOLLARS, but the poor here can be really poor, literally. It is pretty unbalanced. For $399, it's just not really fair.
     
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    This should have been slip up in region...

    It fine.
     
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    I was hoping it would cost $200. $250 isn't too expensive, though.

    Also, the name of the thread is a bit confusing. Change to 'Thoughts on 3DS Price'.
     
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    Er... How to edit the name of the thread? I changed the poll title though

    Edit: logging out now (it's already 11.56pm), any edits will be done tomorrow [​IMG]
     
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    No to expensive, it is CHEAP for what you get!
     
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    Its alot if you ask me. Im still waiting for the lite version or whatever.
     
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    For a student, I think it's too expensive. The US price is still alright, but Singapore's price is bullcrap.(yes I'm from singapore too.)
     
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    Either we order from online (and use our DSi charger) or wait for any gameshop here to import one and sell it at a lower price (no warranty, but better than paying $399 for maxsoft's unreliable warranty! XD)
     
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    To be honest, most of the gaming stuff in Singapore is badly overpriced compared to overseas from what I've seen(Though it's not just gaming, a lot of other stuff are badly overpriced too). Unless you find the right shop, it's gonna be very expensive. Though there's the option of Sim Lim Square, but you've also the risk of getting imitations.

    But I'm pretty happy to wait for a price drop, and possibly wait for a lite version or a red colour. Not gonna get it any time soon.
     
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    Lol i checked gamestop website and hell its cheap as hell in the US o.O
    I though it was a good price here in sweden (2690SEK compared too 405,61 USD)
    Was there a region lock in the 3DS or was it only a rumor?
     
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    I have to agree. Some items, even with high shipping costs, cost cheaper than buying from here.

    As for the sim lim square issue, I prefer getting games from qisahn or funzsquare. Their prices are lower and their service is very good. I got ripped in SLS on my first DS purchase, so I already *so called* have a phobia of SLS
     

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