I dont think that the console itself will be $250 but i can see the game price increase dramatically.
Dam, i thought the analogue pad flat style like the one from the psp was pretty annoying to use, however since this one is from nintendo i'm willing to give it a chance
@Whatsherface, you plan sounds reasonable but far from realistic. look at the price point for the recent DSI XL 189.00USD. I would bet this is gonna be thier golden child and a merging of the console/portable that will like nothing the world has ever seen. Yes I am a FANBOY Have been since i was 12 With my NES and Kung FU. Whole house is NES WII/DS/DSi XL CUBE NES8bit GBA but i am currenlty in love with the adult version OF THE dsI tHE xl FITS IN THE HANDS NICE HAS ALL THE FEATURES I COULD WANT AND SOME THAT WERE lame. Watch out world Nintendo is out to take over it ALL
I doubt it is going to cost $250. Nintendo likes to boast that it is cheaper than the other handhelds and consoles. I'm think along the lines of $200 give or take a few bucks. I'm def. going to pre-order one asap and just pay a little bit each week so by the time it comes out I will have it paid off or almost. I'm thinking it will be out by summer 2011 but Nintendo can be a bit bad at releasing huge games/consoles/handhelds on time and moving the date back. But they seem really excited to get it out so maybe they are working overtime to get it out asap.
The thing is Nintendo needs to pace their releases I bet you out of all the DS's the DSiXL got the least amount sold bcuz they released it a few months after the DSi
I agree with that facts Nintendo does that to much with the nintendo DS family I had to skip the ds lite and get the dsi just to find out they are bringing this now, but if we are lucky gamestop may let us sell them and give us a discount for it, and if not save your dimes XD I know I am
I must admit it is awesome but now I'm mega upset about it. I got a DSI and I'm loving it but now the 3DS just pops out of nowhere and has all these epic games coming along with it and I won't be able to play it. Nintendo is working my nerves on coming out with a new DS like every year. It just made me very sad that I won't be able to play the games I wanted and now I hate the 3DS.
I just got my Dsi about 3 days ago and i LOVE it! It's 10 times better than the ds light but idk i think the 3ds is gonna bo very well. I really think i might sell my dsi once the 3ds comes out so i can get it. I think the new games are going to be awesome RESIDENT EVIL! yes! I also hope that OLD normal ds games can still be played on it. and screw psp nintendo is the KING of gameing.
I reckon the consoles release will be end of 2010 for japan, Q1 2011 for Us, and Q2 2011 for UK. Which is upsetting because I'm from UK :( 3DS ROCKS!!!!
finally....we may have a true handheld console replacement. This actually offers an experience that you cant get on a full console....a better experience. nintendo does it....again.
I really cant wait i have the lite and dsi and this will be a awsome upgrade surprised that the whole 3d (2pictures) created for either eye around since the 1940s has took so long to make it in to gaming really but can not wait!!! also looks like a price leak online at £199 id say thats a bargain for that!! if its true of course! and proberly not, zelda in 3d anyone *drools* :)
i really want this one, i already have the DS lite, i was thinking of getting the DS XL but after this, i think im gonna wait for this one
was thinking to buy it but instead i think i'll get a ps3 slim with psmove next mont. 3DS gotta wait longer... but it still is awesome! Pokemon black and white should be on 3DS and so should megaman starforce 4.
Until I see gameplay, I think this looks like an art that needs to be perfected. I wouldn't be surprised if the release date for this handheld is Q3 - Q4 2011
So they announced when they're gonna announce the release date..lol. First day buy for me. I can't see anything that can go wrong.I think this could be the best piece of hardware EVER
In my opinion, if it's not the original, it's just a waste of money. Also considering that there has not been any good games for the DS recently. What would make me buy it is if you can access the internet with it... Using the stick as a mouse or whatever. Would love to play some flash games on it.
Seriously , why do you need to complain about price, the psp go was 249.99$ when it came out and it wasn't even near as innovative as the 3Ds and people still bought it.
Ugh, you guys complaining about 250$. Here it's alot more expensive, with tax and etc, I payed more than that for my DS lite.
$250.00 is TOO much. I mean, portable consoles are becoming more popular than home consoles it seems. Seriously, Nintendo! I'll give $180 max!
i think Nintendo are taking a bit of a risk if they sell it for $250. The casual market that fueled 100 million DS's will collapse. I'll still by it though.
im selling my DS as soon as we get an official release date in america. that way i get a good amount of money back that goes to possibly a $250 3DS
Would be nice if they had some cool software like an organizer, calendar, calculator, etc. Movie player? Maybe mp3 compatable (with a good player/organizer for it) Would be epic. Then would I say it would be with $250 on top of all it's other features. And make the wifi better!
I'm not too concerned about analysts guessing at the $250 price point -- that's them stating what they think Nintendo could get away with charging, not what they think Nintendo needs to charge to break even or what Nintendo needs to charge to meet sales projections; just "Yeah, people would still buy this at $250" -- and while that's probably true, we've seen analysts (especially Pachter) be wrong before. Nintendo's aware that this is going to sell like gangbusters for a LONG time, and it's worth coming in at a slightly lower price out of the gate so that they can lap Sony so badly, the handheld race this generation is essentially over before it even begins. Personally, I'd guess slightly above $199, but not as high as $250 -- something like $219.