Nintendo 3DS Price War Breaks Out in Europe

HMV wants 229.99 but what about the others

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Nintendo 3DS Price War Breaks Out in Europe
While Nintendo adamantly refused to quote a retail price in Europe for the new 3DS (compared to the USA's $249.99) this hasn't stopped UK retailers from starting the price battle.

As we go to press with this story, Amazon and Game have no price. However, beleaguered High Street retailer HMV is quoting 299.99, while online merchant Play has a price of 219.99. Gamegears, however, has the price as a sub-200, sitting at 194.99.

More prices as we get them.

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Comments

irritant 19 Jan 2011 15:45
1/10
HMV have dropped to 229.
gingineer 19 Jan 2011 19:18
2/10
zavvi have 217.99 including a case. i'm pre ordering there.
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config 19 Jan 2011 20:12
3/10
@irritant wait a abit longer and you might be able to pick one up for a song in the firesale
irritant 19 Jan 2011 20:23
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Has anyone ordered from these Gamegears people? Any good/bad experiences? For a 35 saving, I'm tempted to cancel my pre-order with Game.
headcasephil 20 Jan 2011 02:27
5/10
im staying with my preorder at game as thay never let me down
kalps_171 20 Jan 2011 10:04
6/10
As soon as I saw the price on Games email to me, I thought about cancelling too. Last I saw, the pound was $1.59. No way am I going to pay 230 for the 3DS, especially when I need the cash.

... I don't want to trade in any games from my collection, but I guess I may have to.

... Or... Can one of you guys give me a payrise?!
DrkStr 20 Jan 2011 13:10
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kalps_171 wrote:
As soon as I saw the price on Games email to me, I thought about cancelling too. Last I saw, the pound was $1.59. No way am I going to pay 230 for the 3DS, especially when I need the cash.

The last few EU launches, since the PSP basically, have been priced as Euros the same as Dollars, then converted to Pounds and a bit added on.

EUR 250 is about 211, so 230 fits that pricing scheme.
Shopto shopper 22 Jan 2011 17:55
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Shopto online, very reliable used them before, 199.99!
cool 23 Jan 2011 07:55
9/10
um what do u think media market will set 4 3ds
cool 23 Jan 2011 07:56
10/10
what do u thik media market set for 3ds in europe
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