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Nintendo 3DS Price Cut to $169.99 Today

Nintendo 3DS Price Cut to $169.99 Today

Whenever there's a price cut of such a magnitude for a device of such importance as the Nintendo 3DS, one would expect there to be a new device coming out OR for the company selling the device in question to be in some sort of big trouble. What we're looking at here instead is a price cut before a brand new color combination is released for the casing on this device. This leads us to believe that either Nintendo had always planned to lower the price to this point immediately before the Flame Red color release OR both the color combination and the price point are now in place to make a renewed move for higher sales in the face of a sinking traditional games market.

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It’s Time to Admit Traditional Gaming Is In Trouble

It’s Time to Admit Traditional Gaming Is In Trouble

Each month, the NPD’s report on game sales disappoints. Sales are plummeting in both hardware and software, and many are wondering if it’s a result of the economy or something else. As far as I’m concerned, it’s about time we all admit that it’s something else. The economy might not be helping matters, but the way I see it, the real problem is that gaming habits are changing, and the products that we once bought just aren’t as valuable to us as they once were.

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HP TouchPad: Desperately Discounted

HP TouchPad: Desperately Discounted

How much did you pay for your tablet? If you picked up an HP TouchPad in the past day or so, you could have shaved anything up to $200 off the list price for the webOS slate, as HP and its retail partners kick off a round of aggressive discounting. It's a risky way to boost sales: the TouchPad is a mere month into the market and met with mixed reviews, and it would be easy to see this as HP's tablet project falling flat on its touchscreen face.

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Nintendo CEO issues 3DS “dramatic price drop” apology

Nintendo CEO issues 3DS “dramatic price drop” apology

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has published an apologetic open letter to Nintendo 3DS early-adopters, who "may feel betrayed" by the company's decision to slash the handheld's price to $169.99 mere months after its launch. The letter, available in Japanese on Nintendo's site and translated by Giant Bomb, blames a situation in the gaming segment that has "changed greatly" even in the short time since the 3DS went on sale.

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Dear Nintendo: How low can you go?

Dear Nintendo: How low can you go?

Nintendo tried to sweeten the news of its dramatically disappointing financial results, announced earlier today, with a pre-emptive price cut of the 3DS, but the outlook for the company is still grim. Adoption of the 3DS has been underwhelming, with a mere 830,000 sold in the US since its March 2011 launch. The specter of the PS Vita has been name-checked by many already today as one potential reason for consumer reticence, but there's more to Nintendo's struggle than Sony's incoming uber-handheld.

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Nintendo 3DS price slashed to $170

Nintendo 3DS price slashed to $170

Nintendo has slashed the price of the 3DS glasses-free 3D games console, less than four months after the handheld went on sale in the US, bringing the price down to $169.99. Launched in late March at $249.99, from August 12 you'll save $80: money that Nintendo is hoping you'll spend on one of its flagship games released in the run up to the holiday season, Star Fox 64 3D, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus.

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Nintendo 3DS sales frozen as Amazon investigates fault

Nintendo 3DS sales frozen as Amazon investigates fault

Amazon has frozen sales of the Nintendo 3DS, with the glasses-free 3D handheld currently listed as "under review" after customer complaints. Although sales through marketplace sellers continue, Amazon says will not be offering the 3DS itself until the issue has been rectified. The exact reason for the delay has not been specified, though some reports claim it's down to scratches on the top display from the clamshell design.

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