DSi Price Drop Coming to Britain

DSi Price Drop Coming to Britain

British gamers are set to get some love from Nintendo, as the company has announced its plans to reduce the price of its DSi consoles in the UK.

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The DSi is going to be getting less expensive in the UK, thanks to Nintendo. The company has announced that the console's price will be dropping an unspecified amount, with the final cost to be determined by retailers.

"In the UK Nintendo will be reducing the trade price of Nintendo DSi to retailers from June 18, 2010," Nintendo said. "The ultimate price to consumers is, of course, determined by the retailers."

This is the second major news piece about DS prices from Nintendo today. Japan saw a similar announcement, with DSi XL units receiving three new colors and a significant cost dip from 20,000 (148/$218) to 18,000 (133/$196). Regular DSis will be reduced from 18,900 (140/$206) to 15,000 (111/$164). While the specifics of the British adjustment have yet to be revealed, one would think they will be similar to those announced for Japan.

Currently the DSi has a standard retail pricetag of 149.99 (about $218) in the UK, with online retailers currently selling the hardware for around 120 (roughly $175). US gamers might want to know where our discount is, but a quick Amazon search reveals that we already pay less for our Nintendo consoles.

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

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vansau:
US gamers might want to know where our discount is, but a quick Amazon search reveals that we already pay less for our Nintendo consoles.

That's right, rub it in...

oh joy, I get to pay less now for a piece of tech I still don't really want. Still, I guess some people will be happy about this

Lol and just as the Euro begins to tank...to 38 cents more then the US dollar...

sigh...

What the hell is the bloody reason to buy the DSi when the DSi XL is coming here???

Also, +$200 USD for that thing? Are they taking a mick?! You can buy the PSP 3000 for that kind of money - hell you can buy an Wii or Xbox360 Live Arcade for THAT!
The Nintendo DS pricing is just completely bonkers.
Pass!

Makes sense with the 3DS on the way. I'll be fine with my DS Lite thankyou.

Last warning: Get a friggin' PSP. This handheld is a SCAM!

DSi is lame. no GBA port so no guitar hero and DS games are questionable at best. get a regular and save yourself some money

Straying Bullet:
Last warning: Get a friggin' PSP. This handheld is a SCAM!

Ummm... I hope this is a joke, otherwise I don't know where to begin...

JoJoDeathunter:

Straying Bullet:
Last warning: Get a friggin' PSP. This handheld is a SCAM!

Ummm... I hope this is a joke, otherwise I don't know where to begin...

Joke? What joke? The PSP is a capable handheld with some unique games on it. Whatever it is, it's for me outright superior to some flimsy touch-screen handheld called DS. And don't worry, you don't need to begin.

Straying Bullet:

JoJoDeathunter:

Straying Bullet:
Last warning: Get a friggin' PSP. This handheld is a SCAM!

Ummm... I hope this is a joke, otherwise I don't know where to begin...

Joke? What joke? The PSP is a capable handheld with some unique games on it. Whatever it is, it's for me outright superior to some flimsy touch-screen handheld called DS. And don't worry, you don't need to begin.

No, I can see there's no point trying to argue with you, you've evidently made up your mind on which handheld you prefer... but even if we just assume for a moment that the PSP is superior, how does that make the DS a scam? Nintendo aren't trying to trick anyone...

Got a DS Lite recently, loving it. I personally prefer having a GBA slot over a camera, but since when has a price drop ever been a bad thing?

I know I'm gonna regret that statement when someone points out a bad price drop at some point. :P

Wewt! Finally! been waiting for them to consider a price drop on this...has been far too expensive for me recently so this should help me reconsider

Straying Bullet:

JoJoDeathunter:

Straying Bullet:
Last warning: Get a friggin' PSP. This handheld is a SCAM!

Ummm... I hope this is a joke, otherwise I don't know where to begin...

Joke? What joke? The PSP is a capable handheld with some unique games on it. Whatever it is, it's for me outright superior to some flimsy touch-screen handheld called DS. And don't worry, you don't need to begin.

PSP has superior graphics, DS has superior games. DS just works better as a handheld console.

Straying Bullet:

JoJoDeathunter:

Straying Bullet:
Last warning: Get a friggin' PSP. This handheld is a SCAM!

Ummm... I hope this is a joke, otherwise I don't know where to begin...

Joke? What joke? The PSP is a capable handheld with some unique games on it. Whatever it is, it's for me outright superior to some flimsy touch-screen handheld called DS. And don't worry, you don't need to begin.

No second analog stick = fail.
Try not to sound like so much of a fanboy.

Daystar Clarion:

Straying Bullet:

JoJoDeathunter:

Straying Bullet:
Last warning: Get a friggin' PSP. This handheld is a SCAM!

Ummm... I hope this is a joke, otherwise I don't know where to begin...

Joke? What joke? The PSP is a capable handheld with some unique games on it. Whatever it is, it's for me outright superior to some flimsy touch-screen handheld called DS. And don't worry, you don't need to begin.

No second analog stick = fail.
Try not to sound like so much of a fanboy.

Calm it folks. This is how flame wars break out. How about we all agree that BOTH handhelds suck?

JoJoDeathunter:

No second analog stick = fail.
Try not to sound like so much of a fanboy.

DS - no analog at all = super fail

Seriously, why isn't Nanostray 2 on the PSP?

I own a DS and it has a diabolically low number of games actually worth owning. I bought the original DS at launch and since that time I've only kept 4 games, with the rest being part exchanged or sold off within the same week I've bought them at.

Yeah, if you're thinking of buying a DS, don't bother. It's not worth more than 30. Get a GBA SP if you really want a decent Nintendo handheld.

Terramax:

JoJoDeathunter:

No second analog stick = fail.
Try not to sound like so much of a fanboy.

DS - no analog at all = super fail

Seriously, why isn't Nanostray 2 on the PSP?

I own a DS and it has a diabolically low number of games actually worth owning. I bought the original DS at launch and since that time I've only kept 4 games, with the rest being part exchanged or sold off within the same week I've bought them at.

Yeah, if you're thinking of buying a DS, don't bother. It's not worth more than 30. Get a GBA SP if you really want a decent Nintendo handheld.

The only reason to have a DS is to get all the remakes of the square classics (Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest 4 and 5 and the like, all unavailable on the SP.) But as for the PSP, the only games I ever bought for it were remakes of old PS1 games, so in reality neither one is worth much more to me than a portable SNES or PS.

Terramax:

JoJoDeathunter:

No second analog stick = fail.
Try not to sound like so much of a fanboy.

DS - no analog at all = super fail

Seriously, why isn't Nanostray 2 on the PSP?

I own a DS and it has a diabolically low number of games actually worth owning. I bought the original DS at launch and since that time I've only kept 4 games, with the rest being part exchanged or sold off within the same week I've bought them at.

Yeah, if you're thinking of buying a DS, don't bother. It's not worth more than 30. Get a GBA SP if you really want a decent Nintendo handheld.

You quoted the wrong person.
The analog stick would be a good argument if the DS did plenty of 3rd person games, which it does not. There are plenty of them of PSP, no 2nd analog stick means that the d-pad has to be used to control the camera which is a huge pain in the arse.

LightspeedJack:

Straying Bullet:

JoJoDeathunter:

Straying Bullet:
Last warning: Get a friggin' PSP. This handheld is a SCAM!

Ummm... I hope this is a joke, otherwise I don't know where to begin...

Joke? What joke? The PSP is a capable handheld with some unique games on it. Whatever it is, it's for me outright superior to some flimsy touch-screen handheld called DS. And don't worry, you don't need to begin.

PSP has superior graphics, DS has superior games. DS just works better as a handheld console.

Seems my statement is netting me alot of quote messages. I don't consider DS having superior games, in all, I found them medicore. My Iphone can act like a better Nintendo DS handheld and we know Nintendo announcted that.

Daystar Clarion:

Straying Bullet:

JoJoDeathunter:

Straying Bullet:
Last warning: Get a friggin' PSP. This handheld is a SCAM!

Ummm... I hope this is a joke, otherwise I don't know where to begin...

Joke? What joke? The PSP is a capable handheld with some unique games on it. Whatever it is, it's for me outright superior to some flimsy touch-screen handheld called DS. And don't worry, you don't need to begin.

No second analog stick = fail.
Try not to sound like so much of a fanboy.

Oh not at all, in fact, I agree on you with that point. But you adapt to it and the PSPGO is just a fail for me. Like people with disabilities working around a game meant for two hands, you can do it too. I suppose my dedication for it is fastly more than most here.

asinann:
The only reason to have a DS is to get all the remakes of the square classics (Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest 4 and 5 and the like, all unavailable on the SP.) But as for the PSP, the only games I ever bought for it were remakes of old PS1 games, so in reality neither one is worth much more to me than a portable SNES or PS.

Hey! Sounds like me! I only own two games for my PSP. Hell, for the longest time it wasn't a "PSP" but my "Final Fantasy Tactics Player." They finally released the remake of Lunar so I finally got a second game for the poor device. I've honestly looked through the catalog of games for the PSP and nothing else really caught my eye. Plus the TV Connector annoyed me for the longest time. Can't hook the damn thing up to Standard Definition TVs? Bull!

I also went from the original DS (Super awesome Red Mariokart edition!) to the DSi XL and am very happy with the upgrade. I was worried about the loss of the GBA Game Slot, but with two GBA Players in my apartment, I think we're covered as far as those games are concerned (plus I still have my old DS if I ever needed a handheld).

OT. Umm... congrats on the price cut? I must say, I've had my DSi XL for a little while now and the programs and whatnot provided on it are very fun. I'm also very surprised by the games offered on the DSi downloadable side. It's got some nice stuff in there and some fun programs I'm definitely gonna go in on.

Anywho, I'd just wait for the DSi XL if I were any of you. The gigantic screen is just like magic. I honestly don't see how I played DS games before! Plus the sound on this beast has amazing quality.

 

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