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Thread: Article: Nintendo 3DS Release Dates, Prices for Europe and U.S. Revealed.

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    while i will definitely get one of these the price point is ridiculously high. for that amount of money i'd finally grab me a ps3.

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    Can't freakin' wait. But just like mr. nails, I'm also going to wait a bit to grab one. I'll wait until the price drops to $200 or so. $250 is a bit too much for a handheld(so is $200 though), and there's really not much in the launch games department that i'm really interested in(at least from the list I saw, there may be others). There's a couple, but I don't want to pay $250 and then only have a couple games to play.

    So it looks like this will be the first Nintendo machine, from as long as I can remember, that I won't be getting at launch. Besides, by the time I get one, I'm sure there will be at least a couple really good flash carts out for it.

    All in all though, I'm really excited for this. And I cannot wait to get one. It's going to be really hard to fight the urge to buy one at launch.

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    so, if this is gonna be $250 @ launch i can only imagine that the psp2 will be around $300+

    the psp2 will support 3G networking, LED screen, 2 nubs (looks like a ps3 controller) and touch screen.

    also, psp phone is coming out soon as well (or w/e it's called).

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    It's that price mainly because of the glasses free screen. Say, 150 for current PSP so an extra 100 gets you 3d and better graphics, not bad when you break it down.
    Specs look good:
    http://kotaku.com/5568573/nintendo-3ds-vs-psp-vs-iphone

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    I had no idea that a psp2 was coming out. Two control sticks will definitely be a great thing to have on a handheld.

    And yeah, this 3DS is pretty packed with a bunch of goodness. So I can totally understand the launch price. Nintendo has never been a game company to over-price their machines(in my opinion at least). And considering all the fantastic games the DS has had in it's lifespan so far, I'm expecting nothing less for the 3DS. So I have no doubt every person that purchases one will get their money worth out of it.

    EDIT: Check out GBATemp's, there's some pic's of what the psp2 might look like. Wow, it looks like there will be an announcement on Thursday about the handheld. I had no idea that they were this close to revealing a new one. And honestly, I'm a bit surprised. I thought the overall handheld sales/game sales for the psp didn't do to good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkin' View Post
    I'm a bit surprised. I thought the overall handheld sales/game sales for the psp didn't do to good...
    the psp started off slow in the US and mediocre in Japan, but over the last year or so the psp skyrocketed and has been cleaning house. so much so it's been top dog over selling ps3/360/wii. the reason is that they have actually started dishing out A LOT of (good) games as of late. now, if they could just learn how to advertise the damned thing. i liked my DS. it was a good little machine with a lot of great rpg's, but i loved the psp. not nearly as many games, but the systems hardware is so much better.
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    PSP cleaning house? Hardly. I did some quick google searches, the only thing I could find was that the PSP outsold some consoles in Japan, which is an entirely different market. Unless you can reference a (reputable) news source on the topic, I don't buy it for a second. The psp still pales in comparison to other consoles, and more importantly in comparison to the DS in overall market share worldwide. The PspGo was a colossal failure, and Sony continues the trend of mindlessly providing better "hardware" (a la PS3) while failing to provide any new sort of gameplay innovation. You can't simply provide superior "hardware" and expect a product based on gameplay to sell. Fresh, interesting new takes on gameplay mechanics (when implemented well) are what sell, and this is what Nintendo has proved this generation of consoles and handhelds that Sony seems to fail to understand.
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