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Nintendo 3DS: Price could be higher than 4GB Xbox 360?

Nintendo may not be ready to disclose pricing information for their upcoming 3DS handheld system, but that hasn’t stopped analyst Michael Pachter from giving his predictions on pricing in the US.

Pachter has stated that the Nintendo 3DS is likely to be sold for $249 in the US. Considering that the DSi currently sells for $169.99 on Amazon, that is a considerable price hike don’t you think?

If Pachter’s predictions are correct, that means for $50 less, you’ll be able to buy a new 4GB Xbox 360 console! And for $50 more, you can buy a 120GB PS3 Slim console for $299. Pachter has been right in the past with his predictions, but surely this one is way off the mark.

Here’s a quote from the man himself: “Due to the unique 3DS experience previewed by Nintendo at E3 this year, we believe Nintendo will be able to sell millions of units even at a price of upwards of $250.”

Personally, I too was impressed with Nintendo’s 3DS coverage at E3 2010, but would you be willing to pay $250 for one? I don’t think I could justify that, especially with an Xbox 360 available for just $199.

Let us know your thoughts on this one.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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