This thing is going to be pretty expensive...

#1IshaguPosted 6/30/2010 10:28:57 AM
But I can't wait to get it. Will you guys be picking it up if it's price would equate to that of a PS3 or the upgrades required to make your PC in to a powerhouse?
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#2DiggerdudePosted 6/30/2010 10:33:44 AM
It's not going to cost as much as some people think.

$199 is my prediction. Nintendo will not release a handheld for over $200.

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#3Vin_LAURiAPosted 6/30/2010 10:34:12 AM
I doubt it'll be even nearly that pricey. Nintendo's always smart with prices: I'd be astonished if this thing exceeds $200.
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#4MilesTeg420Posted 6/30/2010 10:34:29 AM
it will not be more than $199.
#5Ishagu(Topic Creator)Posted 6/30/2010 10:36:10 AM
You really believe that? Nintendo sell hardware for profit, not for market penetration line Sony and MS. The dual screen tech is very expensive. 300+ at launch
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#6Vin_LAURiAPosted 6/30/2010 10:40:10 AM
Yes, but Nintendo has always been very cheap with its hardware and they use budget components in their systems. They've probably played their cards well enough that even with the 3D screen and GameCube-level graphics; this thing won't exceed $200.

I mean seriously, what was the most expensive Nintendo system ever? The Wii? At $250? Even the GameCube itself was only $150 at launch.
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#7Prince ShondronaiPosted 6/30/2010 10:40:26 AM
The dual screen tech is very expensive.

I believe I read that Sharp was not charging Nintendo much more for the Parallax Barrier screens (which is what I assume you're talking about) than Nintendo paid for regular DS LCDs. Something like 18 cents more a piece. I'll search for that article.
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#8Vin_LAURiAPosted 6/30/2010 10:43:50 AM
Yeah, I mean, the DS screens are only 30, if I remember correctly. I think the 3DS top screen is only 40-50. Unless you actually mean "dual-screen tech" and not the 3D, in which case, dude... the original DS has two screens and goes for, what, $80 now? Even the newest and most "packed" model, the DSi XL, is only $190.
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#9SatarackPosted 6/30/2010 10:52:05 AM

From: Ishagu | #005
You really believe that? Nintendo sell hardware for profit, not for market penetration line Sony and MS. The dual screen tech is very expensive. 300+ at launch


Parallax barrier tech is actually very cheap.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20001013-260.html

For now, however, the technology is confined to smaller displays. Parallax barrier LCDs cost about $20 to $30 per display at the size the Nintendo 3DS will likely use, 4 inches. Traditional LCD screens of that size that are currently in the Nintendo DSi, cost about $10 to $20 each, according to DisplaySearch.

So the 3D top screen is only going to cost them about $10 dollars more than what they are currently spending on the DSi. It's the guts of the system that are really going to determine the price.
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#10DiggerdudePosted 6/30/2010 10:59:07 AM
The dual screen tech is very expensive. 300+ at launch

Ignorance.

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