For the longest time, Nintendo have been one of the most consistent video game hardware and software sellers, and also hold the record for the longest rock steady pricing, but according to reports, the latter is all about to change when the price of the Nintendo DSi will have it’s price slashed by one fifth on June 19.
The current price for a DSi in Japan is ¥18,900, which roughly translates to around $205. But the new price expected to come about on June 19th is all the way down to ¥15,000 or $163.
It is noted that sales of the DSi have fallen since last year, but reports are also suggesting that we could also see a reduced price come about in the U.S. and European counties with Nintendo on the verge of announcing their next generation model.
A 3D model of the popular handheld is expected to be released in Japan early 2011, and we could also see Nintendo confirm this at the upcoming E3 show.
With Nintendo’s goal at putting a “DS in every home,” this price slash could get them one step closer and who knows what the future will hold for DS fanatics who also want a slice of the 3D market.
Will you be purchasing a DSi now that it has been brought down in price?