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Nintendo DS price drops to $129 around August 21

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August 13, 2005 7:30:03 PM

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$129 Nintendo DS sounds good to me - time to pick one up
August 16, 2005 6:53:37 AM

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<Highlander> wrote in message news:UbqdnV_TaN_RxWPfRVn-oA@comcast.com...
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> $129 Nintendo DS sounds good to me - time to pick one up
wow! a whole $20! I've gotta get me ANOTHER one!
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August 16, 2005 8:26:10 PM

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"Rob" <robertnospamaccomando@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> <Highlander> wrote in message news:UbqdnV_TaN_RxWPfRVn-oA@comcast.com...
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>> $129 Nintendo DS sounds good to me - time to pick one up
> wow! a whole $20! I've gotta get me ANOTHER one!

That's a start, but I said it before the DS launch, and I'll say it again -
Nintendo needs to drop the price to $99 and market the hell out of it as an
affordable device that will let kids play against each other with a single
cartridge.

Imagine your typical family of 2-3 kids. At $99, parents could afford to
buy each of them a system, and they could all play Mario Kart, Animal
Crossing, etc. together, anywhere they go. That's one hell of a selling
point!

The DS has turned out to be an excellent system for puzzle games and games
with relatively simple but addictive gameplay, so I think a low price would
really play to those strengths. Not many people are going to buy a DS to
play the next epic 3D adventure, or a FPS with N64 graphics, but they will
buy it just to play Meteos, Nintendogs, and stuff like that - if the price
is right.

Of course, it could be that a $99 price is simply prohibitive given the
technology that is in the DS, but knowing Nintendo, somehow I doubt it.

(Keep in mind that I'm talking about the US market here.)
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August 16, 2005 8:32:57 PM

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On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 16:26:10 GMT, "El Guapo" <plethora@pinatas.com>
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>Of course, it could be that a $99 price is simply prohibitive given the
>technology that is in the DS, but knowing Nintendo, somehow I doubt it.
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>(Keep in mind that I'm talking about the US market here.)


I agree, eventually we will see it at $99, but that will prob happen
after they redesign it and release a more cost effective model.
Personally with the SP, GBA micro and DS all being sold at the same
time Im not sure how they are going market these machines considering
they are around the same price. It seem's to me Nintendo is competing
with themselves.
!