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Has the US DSi Price been cut before?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Adam, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Adam

    Staff Member Ms. Mowz

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    You might have read about the DSi price cut in the US. Does anyone know if this is the first DSi price cut in America? In the UK we had a price cut around 2 months ago and I know there was a price cut in Japan shortly before that.

    Is America catching up with us on the price cuts or is this a second round of cuts?
     
  2. Feld0

    Feld0 Former 3DS Buzz Admin

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    No, this is the first price cut. The DSi (before the XL came out) was $169.99 at first. The XL, when we got it, was $189.99 I think there's been only a single price cut on the DSis everywhere except down in Australia.
     
  3. Adam

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    It' strange, in the UK they only advertised a DSi price cut and didn't mention the DSi XL. I hope they will release some new colours over here soon along with a price cut.
     
  4. Feld0

    Feld0 Former 3DS Buzz Admin

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    Nintendo's really unlikely to release more DSi colours at this point, if you ask me. They'd want to focus their efforts on having as many production lines as possible manufacturing the 3DS; I don't think they're gonna "waste" any resources making the DSi available in more colours, as nice as it would be.

    There may be a second price cut after the 3DS comes out, by which time the DSi will probably have been discontinued.
     
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    DSi wont be discontinued for a long time, hell the DS lite is still going strong and is a favorite to many due to the GBA slot.

    Ds consoles will go on till about 2013
     
  6. Adam

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    3 new colours of DSi XL are coming out next month in Australia. Makes me think that might come to Europe too before Christmas if the 3DS isn't out before.
     
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    Will they be cutting the price outside of usa as well
     
  8. Adam

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    I think the DSi XL might get an official price cut closer to Christmas.
     
  9. Feld0

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    Nintendo shouldn't cut the prices of the DS Lite and the two DSis too far, or they might start jeopardizing sales of the 3DS.

    On the other hand, the 3DS will probably be sold out for a long time, so offering the old DSs at very low prices will keep people who got one of those instead of a 3DS from feeling bad about having bought old technology once they do manage to find a 3DS somewhere.