I know it's estimated in all but optimism helps during these very dark times..... We starve for news of the 3DS and the nintendo CEOs are just watching us squirm..... Lusting for anything 3DS related... Not allowing anything to leak..... OOOOOHHHHHH only if there was a leak... I'd drink from it like a fountain...... ^Holy crap I was typing that!?! --- PSN:YOTESnintendo LBP everyday!
It would make sense because charging more than their flagship console costs for a handheld might be hard for a lot of customers to swallow
I really don't buy this. Direct comparisons between portable and home consoles are not that strong with consumers, definitelly not when Wii is going to be 5 years old and 3DS is going to be the biggest new hot thing. Hell, the average 3DS game might end up looking close to or better than the average Wii game.
The major point is that 3Ds has features that are going to be very hyped. Someone isn't going to say "yawn... I'll just get a Wii" when the Wii's features are going to be comparatively old/weak by that point. --- This sentence no verb. "Happiness is nature's way of telling human resources you're overpaid."
You could be right, Angelo. My reason for suspecting this isn't based on an either/or proposition, though. It's based on the perception of the value of the system. A handheld, for most gamers - at least in my experience - just isn't as "complete" an experience as a console is. So it would seem somewhat counter-intuitive to customers, in my view at least, to have a handheld - no matter how feature rich - cost more than a still-popular, well-selling console that still has what many consider to be AAA titles being released for it.
Yeah. 1) This is not an official statement from Nintendo. This is some cat's estimation. May or may not be accurate. 2) I don't see this iteration of the DS costing less than the DSi XL at launch. There is too much newer technology which I imagine doesn't come too cheap. I'm buying it regardless and could be wrong, but I was thinking between $200 and $250.