UK 3DS launch set to eclipse that of the Wii

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  1. heartgold
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    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Wow this baby is on fire according to the retailers. Glad I pre-ordered mine early.
     


  2. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    It was always going to do well but I'm quite amazed that there are people out there who don't mind being ripped off.
     
  3. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    Wow i don't even know how much a pre-order for it is here.
     
  4. iMasaru

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    £200? o.O

    Both Argos and GAME are selling them for £230, pre ordered. GameStation's doing it for £220.
     
  5. Daidude

    Daidude The genius

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    Nice, I'm planning on pre-ordering mine from Argos but i'm a bit annoyed at the price since I can get a new 320gb PS3 on ebay for the same price.
     
  6. Samurai Goomba

    Samurai Goomba GBAtemp Regular

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    I refuse to pay £70 (110 USD) more than citizens of the US.
     
  7. SmokeFox

    SmokeFox Jesus Christ is the Lord

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    Just thinking what is going to be the price in Brazil makes me crazy.
     
  8. heartgold
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    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Other retails: [​IMG]

    Shopto.net - £199.85
    Amazon - £202
    Asda -£202
     
  9. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    *claps* Bravo. Thank God I live here in the United States.
     
  10. ferret7463

    ferret7463 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    YUP [​IMG] , after what people saw what was coming from Sony, They made up their minds. I know i did.
     
  11. shakirmoledina

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    very odd considering 3d has already been witnessed by ppl (including me) and i dont think its a very big deal... maybe its the games tht has caused this influx esp multitasking (cuz it looks fancy)
     
  12. Memino

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    I'm a sucker for new tech so I'll end up being ripped off at launch for both this and the new psp.
     
  13. Aia

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    Is it just me, or does it seem like the tech battles nowadays seem to be mostly gimmick vs power? (I use 'gimmick' neutrally here. Can't think of the right word on 3 hours of sleep.)
     
  14. Wintrale

    Wintrale GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    In many ways, they're damn clever. The 3DS was originally set at £230 and that's its RRP - but now places like Amazon and ASDA are selling it for £202 if you preorder, which is enough of an incentive to even get me thinking about picking one up even though there's only one game being released at launch that I even want.
     
  15. iMasaru

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    thanks [​IMG]

    most likely going to get it from Asda now (none if the other stores are doing a bundle, except this o.o) . But do you know if Shopto is reliable?
     
  16. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Think it's a pretty fair price to be honest. Yeah, you can wait 6 months, you can wait a year, you can wait two years, but then you'll have the system for only 3 years of its active lifespan.
     
  17. Dunny

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    Suits me fine - I picked up a new NDSL black a couple of years ago, and I'm still playing with it now, thanks to the R4/3-in-1 :-)

    D.
     
  18. Memino

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    @BlueStar, ye you're right it's not that bad. Hopefully the new psp is cheap too.

    @iMasaru, I bought a gamecube from Asda and after it packed up within a month they told me the only thing they can do is send it back to the manufacturer and that I would have to pay £25, so my advice is before bundles and cheap deals think about customer service, Amazon and Game are excellent in that respect, amazon have never let me down when exchanging a faulty product within the year. And game is the same but you have the option of extra years warranty. I've also used shopto before too and they're reliable but I have no idea about their terms and customer service.
     
  19. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    I've never had a problem like that with Asda, they generally ask if everything is in the box and exchange it. Morrisons tend to be good on that too, but have a very limited range in games.
     
  20. mightymuffy

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    We've been shafted like this for years though.... in fact on many occasions we can pay over 60% more than those lot over the other side of the pond..... fact remains that the cost of living is higher here than in the US anyway - things being 50% or so more expensive here is generally considered the norm. (If you want a real shock compare the price of petrol here compared to the US - the UK's 'inflated' 3DS rrp doesn't seem that bad at all in comparison!)