$179 really isn't that much for a handheld, is it?

#1Lord_FroodPosted 10/3/2011 1:36:19 PM
Can somebody please list what all of the previous Nintendo handhelds cost at launch?

Yes, I know that the 3DS didn't cost $179 at launch, but I was having a discussion with somebody and they said they never remembered other systems being more expensive than that. So that's my point and what I'm questioning about.

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#2CorruptedRPGPosted 10/3/2011 1:37:59 PM
GB- $100
GBC- $90
GBA- $100?
DS- $150
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#3ToastyOnePosted 10/3/2011 1:40:45 PM
3DS is $169.99. Not 179.
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#4netman70Posted 10/3/2011 1:40:49 PM
Original: $149.99
Lite: $129.99
Dsi: $169.99
Dsi XL: $189.99
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#5Madman7089Posted 10/3/2011 1:40:54 PM
179 was the cost of a DSi at launch. If you consider the things this adds, it isn't alot. The $250 price tag is however them being arrogant and/or reasonable.
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#6BigReedPosted 10/3/2011 1:42:17 PM
You also have to take into account the inflation.

But even though I bought a 3ds at launch and was happy with it, I personally thought it was priced too high from a marketing standpoint.
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#7Lord_Frood(Topic Creator)Posted 10/3/2011 1:46:17 PM
Whoops, I messed up the new price. Lol, I bought it at launch so I haven't really paid attention to what it is now.

Well, okay. So yes, the prices have gone up very considerably since the GB era but what's up with there only being a $20 difference between the DS and the 3DS. Makes you think that either we got stiffed with the DS or are currently getting a bargain with the 3DS.
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#8MarsfordPosted 10/3/2011 1:46:52 PM
netman70 posted...
Original: $149.99
Lite: $129.99
Dsi: $169.99
Dsi XL: $189.99


The lite was 129.99$? Get out of town. Didn't know that.

And the GBC was 90$? That's also pretty unbelievable.
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#9netman70Posted 10/3/2011 1:47:50 PM
Marsford: Yeah it was. I was suprised to.
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#10ian2093Posted 10/3/2011 1:51:49 PM
I don't think we got stiffed with the DS. I mean one could maaaaaybe make an argument for it but that was one of the biggest jumps in technology the video game franchise has seen, I would compare it to SNES -> N64. Plus it sold insanely well, so it would hard to show how it didn't warrant its price tag at the time.
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