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Signs the 3D fad is over: Nintendo drops 3DS price significantly

  • $80 price drop after only five months on the market source

» Poor sales might be the cause: Amid reports that 3DS sales are roughly 39 million units off of projected forecasts, the device, noted for its unique 3D screen (which does not require glasses, by the way), is dropping from $249.99 to $169.99 next month. The 3DS, while well-reviewed, faced a number of problems at launch, including bad timing — with the console having just come out before the devastating earthquake hit Japan, Nintendo’s home and a key sales market. On top of all that, Nintendo is facing unprecedented competition in the portable market, what with mobile phones getting in on the territory Nintendo exclusively dominated for years. Oh, and 3D is hard on the eyes. That seems like a good reason.

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July 28, 2011 // 10:43 // 3 years ago
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  1. powerdrain reblogged this from colonel--dog and added:
    Can I be a smartarse and be all like “I told you so” now? I knew the 3D fad would be over soon. Nintendo buying into it...
  2. colonel--dog reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    I thought the lack of games might’ve been a thing.
  3. handlebarr reblogged this from shortformblog
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  5. cityofbridges said: At its introductory price point, the 3DS was more expensive than the Wii. Also, there were only handful of exclusive titles available at launch, with a large selection of games already available for the much cheaper standard DS line.
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  7. sectionfive reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Called it two years ago. Holographic delivery of shows/films/games/sports will be the next tipping point in home...
  8. mauricecherry reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    No shocker there. That thing flopped harder’n a fat man’s belly when news first came out about it. Another handheld,...
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