Why didn't they release the system at $170 in the first place?

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User Info: No1etter

No1etter
5 years ago#1
Was there ever an official statement?
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User Info: PhantomSword

PhantomSword
5 years ago#2
Because Nintendo rarely ever sells their systems at a loss (in fact, this is the first handheld that they have ever sold at a loss), and they were keeping in that tradition. Now, seeing 3DS sales, they have to lose money to make money, and they dropped it to the current price.
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User Info: FF4Fan1313

FF4Fan1313
5 years ago#3
I thought someone said it only costed $101 to make a 3DS, are they seriously selling at a loss?
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User Info: J_pheonix

J_pheonix
5 years ago#4
No, they haven't. Honestly I think due to the DS success, they thought they could price it at a high price but still make a lot of sales.
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User Info: AP3Brain

AP3Brain
5 years ago#5
They aren't even selling at a loss though?

User Info: PhantomSword

PhantomSword
5 years ago#6
Yes, they are selling at a loss. Don't listen to that stupid $101 rumor.
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User Info: Soccer009

Soccer009
5 years ago#7
FF4Fan1313 posted...
I thought someone said it only costed $101 to make a 3DS, are they seriously selling at a loss?

the materials are 101 not including actually paying people/ buying machines to build the system

User Info: PhantomSword

PhantomSword
5 years ago#8
http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=157649
http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/07/29/3ds_losses/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

There are other links from Bloomberg Japan, etc.

People wanted to think that Nintendo was super-greedy, and was overpricing the 3DS by an extreme amount. Well, they weren't.
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User Info: AP3Brain

AP3Brain
5 years ago#9
I guess according to Bloomburg (whoever they are?) they are selling at a loss. I guess I have no choice but to believe it even though they don't really say any details at all.

User Info: FrankGrimey

FrankGrimey
5 years ago#10
never heard of Bloomberg? Wow.
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