Permanent price drop in Japan from 25,000Y to 15,000Y

#1earvcunananPosted 7/27/2011 11:21:45 PM
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2011/110728_3e.pdf

Effective August 11. Converted to about $192 USD, so if a US price drop happens then $199.99 is likely.

My guess on the price drop:

1. Lackluster hardware and software sales
2. Vita is coming out soon
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#2TheGoddamnPosted 7/27/2011 11:25:35 PM
That'll be great for people to get onboard.

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#3CorruptedRPGPosted 7/27/2011 11:27:22 PM
That was quick
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#4Baha05Posted 7/27/2011 11:28:03 PM
could be a Japanese thing for now though
#5Big_IsaacPosted 7/27/2011 11:29:57 PM
the R&D is probably about to be payed off completely, so they can drop the price to beat out the Vita
this was quite predictable, though it came sooner than I expected
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#6earvcunanan(Topic Creator)Posted 7/27/2011 11:32:27 PM
Well, this could be the reason as well - Nintendo just posted an operating loss from last quarter:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=29644329&postcount=1

That doesn't look too good for them.
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#7Crazyguy4005Posted 7/27/2011 11:33:26 PM
all so quick to agree. i cant tell if you are all joking or seriously believe this.
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#8CorruptedRPGPosted 7/27/2011 11:36:48 PM
Why wouldn't we agree? 3DS hasn't been doing too hot in Japan with even the PSP outselling it most of the time. A price drop would make the device more accessible allowing Nintendo and 3rd parties to sell more copies of games.
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#9Big_IsaacPosted 7/27/2011 11:47:10 PM
earvcunanan posted...
Well, this could be the reason as well - Nintendo just posted an operating loss from last quarter:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=29644329&postcount=1

That doesn't look too good for them.



yeah, it looks really bad for them. after half a decade of wiping their asses with 100 dollar bills, they make a minuscule loss in a period they release a new Console and develop a new one in.
THEY ARE DOOOOOOOMED

seriously, 37 million yen is less than 500.000 USD and only about 330.000 Euro
that's absolutely nothing for a company this big
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