Pokedex 3D Pro costs 15 dollars

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#1 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -

Pokédex 3D was released today, so I went to the eShop to check it out, and saw that the software costs 15 dollars.

Really?

Really???

I think that even charging money for this is a bit of an exageration, but hey, it's a nice feature to have on the system, but 15 dollars for a pokedex?? That has no other feature!?

And you know what the problem is? The game will still sell like hot-cakes, which proves that people buy anything with "Pokémon" on its name.

Mind you, I don't have anything against Pokedex 3D (it actually was on my wishlist on the eShop), but 15 dollars for a pokedex is ridiculous.

#2 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11013 posts) -
The price had been known for a while actually but year the price is ridiculous. I hope it doesn't sell too well, so they can take note that people don't want to pay so much for stuff like that.
#3 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4667 posts) -

I completely agree. I want Pro because I want to see my favorite pokemon in 3D and create awesome pictures like these:

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It looks so cool!

BUT everything else is useless. Fan-made websites, such as Serebii, are more in-depth than Pro and are free. And NUMBERS are a much better way to display a pokemon's base stat than BARS. Those quizzes in Pokemon Challenge sound fun, but there is no way I'm buying a $15 app to see how well I know my pokemon.

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I hate bars. They are unreliable and disgusting to look at.

Also, it's much more convenient to go online while you're playing a game than having to switch between game and app on your 3DS.


#4 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

As I just said on the official thread, it is pretty ridiculous considering that Serebii gives you more detailed information for free and also that the Pokedex Pro isn't even accessible during gameplay.

I'll definitely be passing. While I'm obviously a very dedicated fan, I'm also not a sucker.

#5 Posted by SadAngelman (379 posts) -
Well it maybe a high price but i'm goning to to pick it up soon. But as for everyone that says just go to Serebii or other Pokemon sites what about times when your out & about with your 3DS & don't have access to wifi at all. Where i live theres hardly any free wifi spots at all so the Pokedex 3D Pro will be perfect.
#6 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

But as for everyone that says just go to Serebii or other Pokemon sites what about times when your out & about with your 3DS & don't have access to wifi at all. Where i live theres hardly any free wifi spots at all so the Pokedex 3D Pro will be perfect.SadAngelman

I get internet on my phone, and anything I'd need Serebii for probably wouldn't be featured in the Pokedex Pro. That is, (accurate) base stats, effort values and the like.

#7 Posted by spike6958 (4681 posts) -
It's even more in the UK. Here it costs £13.50, which is roughly $22.
#8 Posted by Kocelot (753 posts) -

I checked the eShop for it and thought it was free.

Needless to say, I turned the power off and went back to Mortal Kombat on my PS3.

#9 Posted by Euaggelistes (1826 posts) -

I predict that it will drop in price when Nintendo sees how poorly it sells at $15 and then all of the people who already bought it will be called Pokedex 3D Pro Ambassadors :P

#10 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

Well it maybe a high price but i'm goning to to pick it up soon. But as for everyone that says just go to Serebii or other Pokemon sites what about times when your out & about with your 3DS & don't have access to wifi at all. Where i live theres hardly any free wifi spots at all so the Pokedex 3D Pro will be perfect.SadAngelman
gonna sound bad, but I play enough pokemon that I have most of the stuff on serebii memorized. At least for all of the pokemon worth using. If I really need to look something up I have internet on my phone that I can just look it up on.

#11 Posted by TrainerCeleste (1774 posts) -
Well it maybe a high price but i'm goning to to pick it up soon. But as for everyone that says just go to Serebii or other Pokemon sites what about times when your out & about with your 3DS & don't have access to wifi at all. Where i live theres hardly any free wifi spots at all so the Pokedex 3D Pro will be perfect.SadAngelman
You wait a few hours, that does not justify paying $15 for something like this :P It's not that hard to find a wifi spot and its even easier to wait until you will be home to look something up, or use your phone, or text a friend. If you don't have friends or a phone you wait xD
#12 Posted by hiphops_savior (7826 posts) -
15 bucks just for seeing Pikachu in 3d?
#13 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
15 bucks just for seeing Pikachu in 3d?hiphops_savior
Indeed.
#14 Posted by hiphops_savior (7826 posts) -
[QUOTE="hiphops_savior"]15 bucks just for seeing Pikachu in 3d?Rod90
Indeed.

Capitalism at its finest, making money off of suckers.
#15 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4096 posts) -
I wonder how many people actually bought this...
#16 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4667 posts) -

I wonder how many people actually bought this...Toxic-Seahorse

Assuming that not everyone who bought the app gave it a rating on the eShop, the app is owned by more than 600 people.

#17 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4096 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"]I wonder how many people actually bought this...ANIMEguy10034

Assuming that not everyone who bought the app gave it a rating on the eShop, the app is owned by more than 600 people.

I hope the number is low enough for Nintendo to consider a price drop.
#18 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11013 posts) -
Apparently it was the most downloaded app the week it came out. I don't know about the following week though
#19 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

Apparently it was the most downloaded app the week it came out. I don't know about the following week thoughKaze_no_Mirai

Yeah, I think I read that on NintendoLife somewhere.

#20 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11013 posts) -

[QUOTE="Kaze_no_Mirai"]Apparently it was the most downloaded app the week it came out. I don't know about the following week thoughPixel-Perfect

Yeah, I think I read that on NintendoLife somewhere.

Yeah thats where I saw it :P You have an account there, right? I think I've seen you in some of the comments.
#21 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
I don't think that "most downloaded of the week" is much of a reference, though.
#22 Posted by Superzone (3713 posts) -
$15 is outrageous. They need to drop it to at least $5.
#23 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pixel-Perfect"]

[QUOTE="Kaze_no_Mirai"]Apparently it was the most downloaded app the week it came out. I don't know about the following week thoughKaze_no_Mirai

Yeah, I think I read that on NintendoLife somewhere.

Yeah thats where I saw it :P You have an account there, right? I think I've seen you in some of the comments.

Uhuh. :D I love their coverage... I go to NintendoLife for news and here to chat.

#24 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -

[QUOTE="Kaze_no_Mirai"][QUOTE="Pixel-Perfect"]

Yeah, I think I read that on NintendoLife somewhere.

Pixel-Perfect

Yeah thats where I saw it :P You have an account there, right? I think I've seen you in some of the comments.

Uhuh. :D I love their coverage... I go to NintendoLife for news and here to chat.

They gave Pokedex 3D a 7/10!! o_O
#26 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pixel-Perfect"]

[QUOTE="Kaze_no_Mirai"] Yeah thats where I saw it :P You have an account there, right? I think I've seen you in some of the comments.Rod90

Uhuh. :D I love their coverage... I go to NintendoLife for news and here to chat.

They gave Pokedex 3D a 7/10!! o_O

And that's not even as bad as giving Soul of Darkness a 9 out of 10. :P

#27 Posted by stoffan (2 posts) -
Oh you're still f*cking lucky in Sweden it's 150 SEK
#28 Posted by stoffan (2 posts) -
Not 5 $ somewhere around 8-10 $
#29 Posted by Sora278 (1495 posts) -

I do need to get Dream Radar soon for the Therian formes.

#30 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4667 posts) -

I just realized that the pokedex will be outdated in a couple of months and there's no news about an update for XY. Well that sucks for those who bought it.

Oh you're still f*cking lucky in Sweden it's 150 SEKstoffan
Oh damn! That's around US$22.50. :shock:

#31 Posted by Blabadon (25683 posts) -
I know a low level alt necro'd this thread, but damn, the price still hasn't dropped. I wish they made a Serebii app. Would gladly spend gobs of money on it.
#32 Posted by Spinnerweb (2928 posts) -
It doesn't even look all that different from the free Pokedex 3D. Another awful Pokemon for the 3DS... :(