As expected, following the recent price-cuts in the US, Nintendo will be slashing a few quid off the price of the GBA SP in preparation for the competitive Q4 sales-fest. According to MCV, retailers have suggested that within the fortnight, GBA SP?s will be down to £69.99. At this new price point, the more impatient potential PSP purchasers might just be tempted to give in and grab a unit ? especially with GTA and Payback just around the corner, waiting to snare that largely untapped older demographic.
It is also a reflection of the inevitable fact that Nintendo will soon be placing an overwhelming emphasis on all things DS, the release of which is looming large. Nintendo isn?t planning on any official price-cuts for the Gamecube though ? instead opting for bundles of joy in the quest to shift units. Having recently announced the Donkey Konga Bongo Bundle Pak for a perfectly reasonable £90, Nintendo will also be releasing a Mario Kart Double Dash bundle for £79.99. Although if we didn?t already have Cubes, we know which one we?d prefer for the extra tenner: Doku! Doku! Pan! Pan!
There may be further contenders for bundledom announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to find out.