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Nintendo Holding Private 3DS Event in September, New Hardware Possible

Nintendo Holding Private 3DS Event in September, New Hardware Possible

For those of you already in possession of the now price-slashed Nintendo hand-held 3D gaming unit, you should know that even though Nintendo has apologized for the cost reduction to early adopters who'd payed more in the first place, Nintendo may indeed be taking a loss on every unit BUT they're not giving up yet! As evidenced by the flame red 3DS and the oncoming release of flagship game Star Fox 64 3D as well as what's been announced today: a trade event in September centered around the Nintendo 3DS gaming unit.

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Nintendo 3DS sales soar after price slash

Nintendo 3DS sales soar after price slash

Nintendo's price slash to the 3DS looks to have reignited interest in the glasses-free 3D gaming handheld, with sales in Japan reportedly flourishing after the discount took effect. According to figures reported by Famitsu, Nintendo shifted 214,821 3DS units in the week between August 8 and August 14 after having dive-bombed in the months following the device's launch.

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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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