Will the price of a DSi decrease when the 3DS is released?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by wildfire95, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. wildfire95

    wildfire95 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 5, 2008
    Hey guys [​IMG]

    Anyway, bit of context here, I recently bought a PSP 1000 for £70 or so (second hand, only for 2 weeks later the PSP 3000 to be fully hacked) and now I'm considering getting a DSi in the future as well.

    But with the 3DS coming, will the price of the DSi go down much at all when the 3DS is released?
  2. DigitalDeviant

    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 14, 2010
    United States
    Solar Federation
    probably not immediately, the DSi's price was cut recently in the US.
  3. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    I doubt it.
    There is a dramatic price difference between the 3DS and DSi. Consumers will purchase the DSi at first because it is more affordable. After a while (about a year), when demand decreases for the DSi, Nintendo will probably lower the price to spike up sales of all remaining stock.
  4. leeday100196

    leeday100196 GBAtemp's Official Infernape™

    Sep 24, 2010
    My computer in Sharpedo Bluff
    There is only one answer: yes. I reckon because of the price difference there won't be a price drop, but when the 3DS lowers in price, then it will drop. Besides, when the 3DS does drop,more people are gonna buy IT, thus negating the need to drop the DSi's price. Either way it will drop eventually
  5. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    I would imagine that by the first 3DS price-drop, there would be no more DS/DSi's even being produced.