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According to industry source MCV

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/43640/Tesco-cuts-3DS-to-175

Currently £197 online though

If it is online, might be possible to use code TDX-KMAW for £10 off £50 spend

Seems like it may be £175 only when you buy a game as well, so some of the other deals available may yet be cheaper
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#1
The sooner it gets down to £150 the better 8)
Always nice to meet a fellow MCV reader.

Edited By: MBeeching on Mar 24, 2011 09:29
banned#2
give it until next month then it will be (_;)
#3
got mine for 168 from iwoot so im happy :p although i will sell it probably!
#4
Use code TDX-KMAW for £10 off £50 spend
#5
Stunning price. I reckon Amazon will price match it on Friday.
#6
if amazon price match does that mean the ppl that ordered the bundle (console, game, case and screen protector) will get it even cheaper ?

for a console that's meant to retail at 230 its came down a good chunk already
#7
Do game price match?

What about Currys/PC World?
#8
Tesco will be taking the mick if they've screwed over all those Tesco Direct orders yet can sell this for £175 from midnight.
#9
what .. on the metro paper they stated price is £179,., !! oh well not great for the pre-orders people,
#10
Anyone know how i can transfer my DSiware games from my XL to a 3DS as i want to trade in my XL but dont want to lose the games.
#11
nice one Tesco :)
#12
If you HAVE to buy a game with it to get this price the earlier Tesco Entertainment deal with a game for £10 still works out cheaper after quidco. Mine cost £189 total for a 3DS and a game. Unless Tesco are selling the games for £14 in-store as well the total will be higher.
#13
Still an excellent price though! Hot deal.
#14
still brings the price to about £205 as you need to buy a game.
the other deal where you can get great quidco with tesco entertainment still seems better.
still very hot if you didnt pre-order

Edited By: geebeegooner on Mar 24, 2011 10:30
#15
Hmm, reckon I can get my £10 deposit back from Morrisons?
[mod]#16
This needs to be amended to reflect that this is not only price you pay. This is misleading.
#17
I got to play on one of these last night... you will not be disappointed :-)
#18
This will be down to £150 soon when Nintendo realise the iPod/iPhone/iPad are giving people what they want. A wide range of Instant downloadable games at a price that people can afford, plus a media playing device thrown in.
[mod] 1 Like #19
JoeUK
This will be down to £150 soon when Nintendo realise the iPod/iPhone/iPad are giving people what they want. A wide range of Instant downloadable games at a price that people can afford, plus a media playing device thrown in.

I would rather pay the extra £30 and have this console. I think it is odd that you compare these two gadgets.
#20
OK so does anyone know wheich tesco's in london will be doing this?
#21
Cold, because of how they screwed everyone over on the £157 "deal".
#22
Excellent price for release day - no way the robbing ba5tards GAME etc will match that
#23
I got mine today (delivered from shopto) came with pes 2011 and sf4 3d. Very impressed with it. Although it's on the charger now. Feel the early games maybe were rushed. Even reading reviews of pilot wings. Think Zelda, metal gear solid will be awesome though. Especially will last to the new psp2.
#24
Its so tempting :(
I want one but there arent any games i want for it yet...if The Legend of Zelda OoT 3D was out on release date then I'd get 1 but meh :p
#25
JoeUK
This will be down to £150 soon when Nintendo realise the iPod/iPhone/iPad are giving people what they want. A wide range of Instant downloadable games at a price that people can afford, plus a media playing device thrown in.


I very much doubt it. I'm guessing it will still be at around the £200 mark at the end of the year.
#26
magicjay1986
JoeUK
This will be down to £150 soon when Nintendo realise the iPod/iPhone/iPad are giving people what they want. A wide range of Instant downloadable games at a price that people can afford, plus a media playing device thrown in.


I would rather pay the extra £30 and have this console. I think it is odd that you compare these two gadgets.


Currently looking to get a game system for my 6 year old next birthday. I'm leaning towards getting an iPad as it is so much more than a game system. He already plays all the Sonic games and Lego games on our iPad. I think it's a fair comparison. I'd rather pay a couple of quid for a game than pay £20 a pop for a game that he may only play for a day.
#27
So it's £175 for the console plus £29.99 or £34.99 for a game, total = £205 / £210. Not exactly a hot deal.
#28
Lots of sites still reporting it's a standard £175 3DS on it's own.

Anyone with any source on the Buy-a-game to get the price edit that's been done?
#29
Narstyle
Lots of sites still reporting it's a standard £175 3DS on it's own.

Anyone with any source on the Buy-a-game to get the price edit that's been done?

From the MCV link:

I have to laugh 'MCV can reveal' - millions of people read the advert in the Sun over breakfast this morning :D Also the advert states the price is £175 when you buy any 3DS game and no one knows the in-store price of the games yet..
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davidg_croydon
magicjay1986
JoeUK
This will be down to £150 soon when Nintendo realise the iPod/iPhone/iPad are giving people what they want. A wide range of Instant downloadable games at a price that people can afford, plus a media playing device thrown in.

I would rather pay the extra £30 and have this console. I think it is odd that you compare these two gadgets.

Currently looking to get a game system for my 6 year old next birthday. I'm leaning towards getting an iPad as it is so much more than a game system. He already plays all the Sonic games and Lego games on our iPad. I think it's a fair comparison. I'd rather pay a couple of quid for a game than pay £20 a pop for a game that he may only play for a day.

Apple Fanboy in the house!!!
#31
If you read the comments below the articles, several people have suggested that the 3DS is £175 if you purchase a game, so it's not a standalone deal.
#32
davidg_croydon
magicjay1986
JoeUK
This will be down to £150 soon when Nintendo realise the iPod/iPhone/iPad are giving people what they want. A wide range of Instant downloadable games at a price that people can afford, plus a media playing device thrown in.

I would rather pay the extra £30 and have this console. I think it is odd that you compare these two gadgets.

Currently looking to get a game system for my 6 year old next birthday. I'm leaning towards getting an iPad as it is so much more than a game system. He already plays all the Sonic games and Lego games on our iPad. I think it's a fair comparison. I'd rather pay a couple of quid for a game than pay £20 a pop for a game that he may only play for a day.

For a 6 year old it's not going to matter greatly, I was certainly easily entertained by pretty basic games, and could play the same ones over and over for hours no matter how repetetive. For me, the appeal of iPad/iPhone games is limited - and I say this as an iPhone developer - inversely to what you say above about the DS/3DS: I would rather pay £20+ for a game I will probably play for a lot longer than a day than pay a couple of quid for an iPhone game that I'm definitely getting, at most, a couple of hours of play from before I'm bored of the repetetive gameplay - which is the case for most iPhone games (I know there are exceptions).

For me, I like tactile feedback, so I like buttons. For me, that's why the PSP/DS/PSP2/3DS will always come first over the iPad/iPhone for gaming. Yep, the iPad is more than just a games system, but so is the PSP, and so are the next gen handhelds, 3DS and PSP2.

That all said, I'm not a 6 year old, and I'm much harder to keep entertained. Remember that the 3DS is also compatible with DS games, so you have that entire back catalogue available also, if your kid hasn't already had one of these. They're also cheaper, and considerably more portable.

The iPad has it's merits, for sure, but I can't help but feel most would be lost on a 6 year old. Maybe it's just a cheeky excuse to get yourself one ;)
3 Likes #33
Angry birds, or Ocarina of Time - one of the greatest games of all time? I think I know which I would choose.

Apple devices are wonderful things, everyone in my family owns one, including myself. But dedicated games devices they are not, and they simply cannot compare to a Nintendo handheld.
#34
Love my iPad; even considered upgrading to iPad 2 but the difference is about the same I am paying for a 3DS. Agreed, two very different machine and different experiences.
Also, this is not a great deal unless you want it quick. You can still order into store for £187 and get the £10 game which has been extended. You might not get it tomorrow (game) but the price is certainly better than this.
#35
GQ Man
Anyone know how i can transfer my DSiware games from my XL to a 3DS as i want to trade in my XL but dont want to lose the games.


The firmware update coming late May will bring this and the web browser. Also adds the eshop. Take a look at the 3DS section on n4g.com for plenty of 3DS news.
7 Likes #36
davidg_croydon
Currently looking to get a game system for my 6 year old next birthday. I'm leaning towards getting an iPad as it is so much more than a game system. He already plays all the Sonic games and Lego games on our iPad. I think it's a fair comparison. I'd rather pay a couple of quid for a game than pay £20 a pop for a game that he may only play for a day.


Is this wind-up? Or are you seriously considering buying a 6 year old his own iPad?!

Seriously, be a responsible parent and spend that money on a new bike, some action figures and a set of crayons.
#37
JoeUK
This will be down to £150 soon when Nintendo realise the iPod/iPhone/iPad are giving people what they want. A wide range of Instant downloadable games at a price that people can afford, plus a media playing device thrown in.

Strange comparison - may as well compare the iPhone to the PS3/Xbox 360. Both can play music, movies and games - what's the difference then?
#38
Crofteh
Angry birds, or Ocarina of Time - one of the greatest games of all time? I think I know which I would choose.

Apple devices are wonderful things, everyone in my family owns one, including myself. But dedicated games devices they are not, and they simply cannot compare to a Nintendo handheld.


That's true. iPad, iPhone games are not for hours of gameplay but more instant action for a few minutes. You will never get a Zelda on the iPad, iPhone and nor could you even comfortably play with it without having a gaming system controls.
Having played the 3ds now for over a hour. I am more then happy of the new 3d perspective. It's a gaming machine. Although expensive to some, it's a fraction of the price compared to the iPad 2.

Personally if you own a iPhone already, why get a iPad? Get the 3ds.

For the mum getting a iPad for her 6 year old son?? I think for the same price, a 3ds, bike and a football would be much better, active, for safer (with ref to the open Internet) .
#39
blanka
Crofteh
Angry birds, or Ocarina of Time - one of the greatest games of all time? I think I know which I would choose.

Apple devices are wonderful things, everyone in my family owns one, including myself. But dedicated games devices they are not, and they simply cannot compare to a Nintendo handheld.

That's true. iPad, iPhone games are not for hours of gameplay but more instant action for a few minutes. You will never get a Zelda on the iPad, iPhone and nor could you even comfortably play with it without having a gaming system controls.
Having played the 3ds now for over a hour. I am more then happy of the new 3d perspective. It's a gaming machine. Although expensive to some, it's a fraction of the price compared to the iPad 2.

Personally if you own a iPhone already, why get a iPad? Get the 3ds.

For the mum getting a iPad for her 6 year old son?? I think for the same price, a 3ds, bike and a football would be much better, active, for safer (with ref to the open Internet) .

Isn't there a warning about giving the 3DS to children?

I can't wait to get mine (delivered this afternoon) but am concerned that I'm just going to be playing games I already own (Ridge racer, SF4, Rayman, Zelda, etc).
#40
Monkey nuts 2
blanka
Crofteh
Angry birds, or Ocarina of Time - one of the greatest games of all time? I think I know which I would choose.

Apple devices are wonderful things, everyone in my family owns one, including myself. But dedicated games devices they are not, and they simply cannot compare to a Nintendo handheld.


Well I've played for one hour and my eyes feel the same as playing a normal game portable system. However if you keep the 3ds reasonably still, your eyes are fine, but any fast movement the screen jumps in and out of 3d and that does your eyes in. But that only happened when my attention was drawn to something else, I.e. Gf, tv etc. 3d does make the gaming experience unique, so old remakes will be better. There is a pre installed game on the 3ds where you take a picture of your face and it makes a alien in a helicopter that flys around your room (using the camera) in 3d which is very fun trying to shoot it. Feels like it's there in your room.
Trust me you will like it. It's much better then I thought it would be. 3d gaming is the way forward to play some of the time.

That's true. iPad, iPhone games are not for hours of gameplay but more instant action for a few minutes. You will never get a Zelda on the iPad, iPhone and nor could you even comfortably play with it without having a gaming system controls.
Having played the 3ds now for over a hour. I am more then happy of the new 3d perspective. It's a gaming machine. Although expensive to some, it's a fraction of the price compared to the iPad 2.

Personally if you own a iPhone already, why get a iPad? Get the 3ds.

For the mum getting a iPad for her 6 year old son?? I think for the same price, a 3ds, bike and a football would be much better, active, for safer (with ref to the open Internet) .


Isn't there a warning about giving the 3DS to children?

I can't wait to get mine (delivered this afternoon) but am concerned that I'm just going to be playing games I already own (Ridge racer, SF4, Rayman, Zelda, etc).

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