As the article I link to above states, Nintendo is introducing a price cut to the 3DS, going down to $169, starting August 12th. So how will this effect Vita in the battle to come?
I think this was a really rash move, and a cowardly one at that, because Nintendo recognized Vita's superiority and were afraid to battle it head on. The 3DS's terrible sales is probably also a factor. But in the end, I think this will cost them. Overall, the Vita is a remarkable value priced as it is, and definitely a better buy, imo.
And people wonder why my girlfriend and I are boycotting Nintendo. . . *eye roll*
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I predict another 3DS price drop once the PS Vita comes out, down to at least $124.99 (half the price of the wifi-model Vita). It won't change the fact that I'm still getting a Vita anyway!
A price drop will not get me to buy the 3DS (or any other console) if it does not have good games. Until I see an increase of good games in the future, I will not buy it.
PS Vita already has awesome games that are going to come out at launch and even more coming after that!
I have to admit the return of Zelda has me considering a 3DS. Not just yet anyways.. the 3d camera bit is neat though. A friend stopped by at work with a smartphone (evo?) that had 3d camera and stereoscopic display. Neat toy.
Wow, I was about to be really disappointed since I own a 3ds, but the free games make me feel much better about it. It is a smart move by Nintendo, since the Vita is clearly more powerful and, for consumers who do their research, would be the obvious buy at the same price point. With a large price difference they can still compete; I think they had to do this at some point, but it's quite surprising with the 3ds only a few months old.
I dont care what kind of hardware is in a system. all that matters is what games there is. remember, we play the games not the systems
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Oh, snap. Not a another biased once sided fanboy thread!
I'm so TIRED of seeing console vs. console threads. This is such a childish and immature discussion that it is ridiculous.
This is an utterly useless conversation. So and so is better than so and so. Man, that is so childish that it makes me want to puke. Nintendo and Sony PlayStation are both great companies and they both have great products and I enjoy both 3DS and PSP and I'm looking forward to the PSVita. I only hope that the PSVita games aren't priced any higher than $39.99.