"For 50 more dollars I could buy a ps3. WTF nintendo!?!" or something to that effect. (NOTE: I'm not specifically targeting GBAtemp members, but the game community as a whole on various sites and forums) Why do people expect to pay significantly less for a brand new handheld than 4 year-old current gen consoles? I get that the 3ds isnt that much more powerful than the psp (though I would argue that it is more powerful), but it does a lot more than a psp (whether you appreciate those features or not). This isnt the first time that nintendo has pulled a pricing stunt like this. When the original ds was released it cost $149.99. A year earlier nintendo drop the price of the gamecube to $99. The ds costed 50 more dollars than a gamecube, and the ds isnt even as powerful as a n64 (despite having a port SM64). Additionally, for 30 bucks more you could get a ps2 or xbox (both priced at $179). I really don't think that the 3ds price isn't as bad as we think. I'm really, its like a wii in your pocket that can play all your awesome ds games. People didn't have a problem paying $250 for wii when you could get a gamecube for $99 (and LoZ:TP was on gamecube too!). And while the 3ds does cost more than a xbox360, it will cost significantly less than the xbox720 (or whatever it will be called) and the ps4. Just like the ds in comparison to the wii, xbox360, and ps3. Just a side note. Looking back into the past, the psp launched at $250. That was $70 more than the ps2. So, it is my prediction that the psp2 will launch at a price of $350. $100 more than the 3ds, just like last time. Well that's my rant. I hope I didn't come off as too much of a dick, and hopefully you were able to extrapolate what my point was in this mess of text.