Nintendo Warns on 3DS Price Hike

Or basically says "Buy it now"

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Nintendo Warns on 3DS Price Hike
Nintendo UK marketing manager James Honeywell isn't a marketing manager for nothing. The man knows how to market. Take his spin on pricing for the 3DS.

He commented last night on the price slashing that has been carried out by the likes of supermarket's Tesco and ASDA.

"I'm not sure a lot of those offers will be there for the long term. Those are great offers for the launch. There's huge amount of noise and hype around the launch. Those prices will start to revert a bit."

By 'revert' he means 'rise' of course. Although there's no actual evidence of that. He continues, "Clearly people are trying to get as many possible sales as they can in these first couple of days. After that, perhaps a little more normality will come back to the market and you'll see that creep up again."

"So don't wait and think, oh, if this is how far it's gone down, it's going to go down even lower. You might see the opposite."

Yup, "Buy one now!" is the message from Ninty.

Via EG


Cfan 25 Mar 2011 15:36
Does he really think people will buy them at higher prices down the line when they know how much they charged now? :S
deleted 27 Mar 2011 02:33

Didn't Stop MS rising the arcade price, I think what's more likely is we will see bundles that give "added value".

I'm holding off buying, gonna be the Kids Xmas presents so ill be paying whatever price they are in October November, getting too old and too many bills for all this launch day stuff. sigh :-(
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Baloney Coma 30 Mar 2011 03:29
There is going to be no price hick,unless sold from a 3rd party.To even say such a thing from a bussiness stand point,when it comes to this,is crazy.Dont worry folks its not going to happen.Nintendo has done some dumb things in the past but they are not stuipd.
Baloney Coma 30 Mar 2011 03:32
@haritori Ya thats the only way I can see it happening if they throw togather some half-ass stuff togather and put the work "value" on it ppl will pick it up.Where I work is the same way,make the comsumer think they are getting more for less.
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