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http://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/n...9-1226025835052

 

The pricing for the new Nintendo 3DS Console is out

 

European stockists have been allowed to set their own price for the dual-screened portable, and while most UK retailers started off at £225 ($365), many are now listing the device for between £190 and £200 ($310- $325).

 

Even so, Euro-zone buyers are facing a comparatively hefty hit.

 

North Americans can get hold of a 3DS for a standard retail price of $250 on March 27, while Japanese early-adopters stumped up ¥25,000 ($305) in February.

 

Australians, usually subject to restrictively high video game prices, are looking at $350 come March 31, though South Africans are even worse off, looking at $405

 

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As usual, we're getting ripped off again in pricing.

 

(Forgot to finish the title)

Edited by Jeruselem

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Yeah I was thinking last night how the hell am I going to get the $$ to buy a 3DS

Given the Aussie dollar is so high, import one from the USA maybe?

I'd wait until they iron the kinks/bugs and the production ramps up to drop prices.

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Yeah I was thinking last night how the hell am I going to get the $$ to buy a 3DS

Given the Aussie dollar is so high, import one from the USA maybe?

 

One problem with that is they are region locked.....

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Yeah I was thinking last night how the hell am I going to get the $$ to buy a 3DS

Given the Aussie dollar is so high, import one from the USA maybe?

 

One problem with that is they are region locked.....

 

Ah yes, console DRM at it's best. Import the console and the games ... maybe :(

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Ah yes, console DRM at it's best. Import the console and the games ... maybe :(

Yeah that might work. It's what I'm doing for my DS games as they are region free.

 

But often don't save any $$ on the games though.

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some DSi ones are region locked as well I believe.

 

Its seriously annoying that they've gone down this path and it doesn't actually make sense why they've done it.

 

 

I think I need to do a garage sale or sell some stuff on ebay to fund a 3DS, my budget just doesn't allow for these kinda purchases any more

Edited by PointZeroOne

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3ds lite can't come sooner.

yeah exactly, knowing Nintendo. Hold off buying for a year or two, buy the revision that has a bit more grunt and better battery life. You'll also get a good idea of what kinda games are out for it.

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DS original and DS Lite do not care about the region of a cartridge.

The DSi, XL and 3DS do.

 

 

Is there anything wrong with using this thread on the 3DS?

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Is there anything wrong with using this thread on the 3DS?

Well I think the OP was starting this thread more to do with the pricing of the 3ds and we've just gone from there....

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