in ,

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.

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.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

16
Leave a Reply

avatar
10 Comment threads
6 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
10 Comment authors
darthstueydarthstueyrobertjamesJames Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
darthstuey
darthstuey

3d isn't that amazing in the grand scheme of things. It's new and has WOW factor but it offers nothing to gameplay- the best game I played last year was Pacman DX on PS 3- the gameplay was utterly amazing. So it can play 3D films- so what? Half the films released in 3D are retro fitted by the studios trying to cash in on the idiots willing to spend the ridiculous amounts of money the tickets. Also 3D films such as Tron and Avatar do look great when watcching them on an IMAX screen the size of ten houses… Read more »

robert
robert

ok,i would personaly choose the 3ds over Xbox and playstation for 10 reasons 1 : Plays Games in 3D, 2: Plays movies in 3D, 3: A crap load of EPIC line up games including Mario kart, The Legend Of zelda OOT, 4: backward compatibility you can play games from ds,dsi and dsiware software and a new virtual console which brings me too my next point 5: Virtual Console Nintendo announced that the 3ds will be able to play gameboy games in 3d so th'ats more then 100 games that we could be playing in 3D, 6: Graphics even with the… Read more »

I'mYourBestPartner
I'mYourBestPartner

but the PSP GO!! is a damn shit, so if GO!! is in 250 then the 3ds is worth buying it at the same price…just watch, people will not look for its price but it's content, like what happen with the Wii. OVER SELL+Emergency Panic Button with Low Wii in stores.

someone
someone

same price as the psp go

Not telling you
Not telling you

250 is really overpriced. I’d rather have a PS3 for 50 more. Or,I could just upgrade my graphics card in my PC! Or! I could even by an iPod touch! DROP THE PRICE NINTENDO!

Unidentified
Unidentified

I heard the 3ds was supposed to have something graphics like the wii/xbox. So It might be worth it, I know I'd rather have smooth graphics on my dsi rather than those weird polygon graphics!!

ThomasBCat
ThomasBCat

Its gonna be 199.99 with games at 34.99…Nintendo is not stupid and will NOT price themselves out of the market. The reason it probably won't be out until possibly March of next year is because Nintendo wants to have enough so there won't be a big shortage when they launch. This Pachter guy is an idiot who really doesn't know anything about video games….

marhorn
marhorn

Id rather have an Xbox any day over 3ds and ps3! because…. I can play 1080p through my xbox! just look at zune or download an hd file ….duhhhh. Who needs blu ray? which spins a lot slower than a dvd (so lots more loading) Xbox is killing the ps and when Halo Reach comes out it will be the nail in the coffin! I would take the 3ds over the ps3 any day I am looking forward to new zelda and the like. And yes I have an Xbox, a ps3 and a ds and I always play the… Read more »

Nfanboy
Nfanboy

I agree with the previou comment.

Nintendo should lower the price tag of the 3DS because you can get a 360 cheaper ? This is so ridiculous !!!

The 3DS wll probably sell over 1000 dollars on ebay for several month.

250$ seems the right price for me.

I mean you can play games in 3D watch moves in 3D.

Remember when the Wii used to be at 250$, it was sold out for nearly 3 years !!!

So I’m not worry at all for a 3DS at 250…

DRIFT
DRIFT

Well to even say would you get a 3ds over the xbo?x is just silly isn't it of course people will choose this over the xbox. The xbox is just a very old console now who cares if it has a new design which i must say is more cheaper and wafer thin compared to its predecessor. The 3ds is 1 a handheld 2 its a Nintendo hand held 3 its freaking 3r with no glasses 4 its the newest member of the most successful gaming console family of all time 5 it wil have superb support from day one… Read more »

Droid X: Android 2.2 Froyo Release Date – Update from Verizon Employee

Amazon Kindle: Stock Sold Out? – No ETA