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Both colours are available for pre-order now at £217.91, stand alone game is £29.99 and console £219-£229.99 so not a bad deal at all.
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banned#1
Too early to say if its really a good deal but if this is the RRP by Nintendo what a rip off! Not voting hot or cold until some more deals start to come on. Probably be $200 in the US as per the usual
#2
Nintendo have not given a RRP for Europe. They want the retailers to figure it out between themselves. This could lead to either a price war bringing the price down, or (as I suspect) price hikes as there will be limited stock and high demand.

This will all become clearer in the coming weeks.
#3
captainjack
Too early to say if its really a good deal but if this is the RRP by Nintendo what a rip off! Not voting hot or cold until some more deals start to come on. Probably be $200 in the US as per the usual


US RRP is $250, think thats about £150 which will def not be the price here.
#4
Also, don't bother importing a cheaper US model as it's not region free. Unless you just buy US games.
#5
captainjack
Too early to say if its really a good deal but if this is the RRP by Nintendo what a rip off! Not voting hot or cold until some more deals start to come on. Probably be $200 in the US as per the usual

There is no RRP. Nintendo are fully leaving it up to the retailers to give the price. Looks like they're settling on £230 as a standard, which is the US price +VAT+£40. So yeah, a bit much, but Nintendo aren't to blame
#6
Why is this cold? It beats the next best price by about 2 quid and comes with a free game.

I know it's overly expensive anyway, but the price is unlikely to drop by a considerable enough margin between now and end of March.
#7
Retailers at the moment from GAME,play.com, amazon, HMV have this listed at between £219.99-£229.99.
ASDA are throwing in a copy of Monkey Ball for £217.91, even if you don't want Monkey Ball trade it in launch day at GAME or any other store that does trades, you will more than likely get £15-£17 trade in for it towards something else. Hell you could even sell it sealed for £20 cash no doubt privately.
#8
It's probably cold because people don't like the price, still a good deal at the current rate if you ask me.
Would understand if it's cold because it's been posted before though...don't know if it has.
#9
I can't see it being much cheaper than this, it's £200 and I bet you'll be able to get a decent trade in on the first day for SMB. Or it might be really good like the first two GC games and not a bit cack like Banana Blitz!

Voted hot.
#10
shop to net ~ taking pre- orders @ £219.85 , so pretty much that price !!!

********* Due out 25 MARCH 2011 **********:D

Bet, one week later its going to be £170
#11
Voted hot. This is a great deal considering the price everywhere else without a game.
#12
US price $250 that's £156 + 20% vat is £187.20 so £189.99 is what it should cost here. not £230 there taking the ****
1 Like #13
bomberman1
US price $250 that's £156 + 20% vat is £187.20 so £189.99 is what it should cost here. not £230 there taking the ****


£187.20 3DS + £29.99 Super Monkey ball = £217.19

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Edited By: Broken_Hands on Jan 19, 2011 20:04
#14
I can't see this dropping in price much for a while, unless it tanks and I can't see that happening. The price in Japan is 25,000 Yen. Which is £190 (VAT is 5%). So it seems selling it at £200 is very doable.

Could be a europe-wide wholesale price, which would mean we're getting screwed by the Euro again!
#15
A previous post for console only on preorder for £194.99 from Gamegears.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/preorder-nintendo-3ds-194-gamegears/856371
#16
bomberman1
US price $250 that's £156 + 20% vat is £187.20 so £189.99 is what it should cost here. not £230 there taking the ****


It doesn't really work like that though,

the North American version will sell LOADS more (higher population) and have 1, maybe 2 versions (Canadian usually has French + English)

European version needs paperwork etc translated into x languages, probably needs to be tested for safety meeting many different regulations, different chargers made for different sockets, multi-langial promotion, plus probably different promotional teams to know what will work where etc.

Nintendo not announcing the EU price is about them not being the sole EU distributor. Imagine if they stand up and say it'll be £230 then shops in Finland try to charge £270 (which is likely...)

If 230 is the genuine UK rrp (which presumably will be set by Nintendo as I think they are UK distributors) the shops will be paying not much less for them (low profit margins) which is why there isn't often much of a bundle on launch consoles.

If £220 seems to be the online price, which is normal to be a bit cheaper than rrp. This also has a game, seems like a pretty hot deal tbh.
#17
Broken_Hands
bomberman1
US price $250 that's £156 + 20% vat is £187.20 so £189.99 is what it should cost here. not £230 there taking the ****


£187.20 3DS + £29.99 Super Monkey ball = £217.19

:{


This deal isn't too bad, I was talking about the £230 apparent uk rrp for the console only, it's a shame this deal has got super monkey ball with it though it's ok, but I got bored of it fast when I got it when the gamecube first came out nearly a decade ago
#18
I recognize that, it was just unfortunate that you made the point in this thread.
#19
Can you cancel pre orders with asda easily enough??
#20
You can cancel upto point of dispatch.

■Accessing my account and following the prompts from within your order details.
■You will see a flag which you will need to select for cancellation of part or all of your order.
■You will then be asked to select a cancellation reason,

Easy enough to do.
#21
Corranga
bomberman1
US price $250 that's £156 + 20% vat is £187.20 so £189.99 is what it should cost here. not £230 there taking the ****
It doesn't really work like that though,the North American version will sell LOADS more (higher population) and have 1, maybe 2 versions (Canadian usually has French + English)European version needs paperwork etc translated into x languages, probably needs to be tested for safety meeting many different regulations, different chargers made for different sockets, multi-langial promotion, plus probably different promotional teams to know what will work where etc.Nintendo not announcing the EU price is about them not being the sole EU distributor. Imagine if they stand up and say it'll be £230 then shops in Finland try to charge £270 (which is likely...)If 230 is the genuine UK rrp (which presumably will be set by Nintendo as I think they are UK distributors) the shops will be paying not much less for them (low profit margins) which is why there isn't often much of a bundle on launch consoles.If £220 seems to be the online price, which is normal to be a bit cheaper than rrp. This also has a game, seems like a pretty hot deal tbh.

rubbish dont believe any retailer who says they dont make much on the console...a friend of mine ran a small independent games retailer a long time ago and i staggered at the markups...

even a small independent was making minimum markup 300% on games (eg a game retailing at £30 he'd buy for approx £10) and 100% markup on consoles (£200, hed pay £100), so big retailers were making more and i cant this model changing that much even accounting for the internet companies sprouting up

Edited By: royals on Jan 19, 2011 21:21: 4
#22
instant_classic
Can you cancel pre orders with asda easily enough??

Yeah. They don't charge until they ship it out. They're under TheHut group, so if you've used TheHut, Zavvi, Woolworths, WH Smith and/or Best Buy's websites, then you know what to expect.

Edited By: Shadzter on Jan 19, 2011 21:18
#23
this is a crazy price for a handheld....was gonna get one for the son, but this is just greedy....will prob wait for it to reach £150
#24
i would love to know where your friend used to buy his games as ps3/xbox 360 games cost £30-£33 so independant shops only make £7-£10 per game sold. hence why they all rely on second hand game sales. console wise its about £30 profit. nowhere near the profit your friend was making. must of been buying his games that "fell off the back of a lorry"

as for the deal regardless of price its the best around so this should be hot.

royals
Corranga
bomberman1
US price $250 that's £156 + 20% vat is £187.20 so £189.99 is what it should cost here. not £230 there taking the ****
It doesn't really work like that though,the North American version will sell LOADS more (higher population) and have 1, maybe 2 versions (Canadian usually has French + English)European version needs paperwork etc translated into x languages, probably needs to be tested for safety meeting many different regulations, different chargers made for different sockets, multi-langial promotion, plus probably different promotional teams to know what will work where etc.Nintendo not announcing the EU price is about them not being the sole EU distributor. Imagine if they stand up and say it'll be £230 then shops in Finland try to charge £270 (which is likely...)If 230 is the genuine UK rrp (which presumably will be set by Nintendo as I think they are UK distributors) the shops will be paying not much less for them (low profit margins) which is why there isn't often much of a bundle on launch consoles.If £220 seems to be the online price, which is normal to be a bit cheaper than rrp. This also has a game, seems like a pretty hot deal tbh.
rubbish dont believe any retailer who says they dont make much on the console...a friend of mine ran a small independent games retailer a long time ago and i staggered at the markups...even a small independent was making minimum markup 300% on games (eg a game retailing at £30 he'd buy for approx £10) and 100% markup on consoles (£200, hed pay £100), so big retailers were making more and i cant this model changing that much even accounting for the internet companies sprouting up
#25
100% markup on console and 300% markup on new games? Sounds like your friends indie store opening times were between bed time and waking up.
I was an assistant manager of an indie game store around about 8 years ago (PS2/Xbox/Cuve era) I saw the cost price of all the games and it has never been that good a time for indies on markups.
Most were around like £28.77 before VAT, having to go out at £39.99 and make about £7 a game isn't good for business hence pre-owned kept most afloat. You put the supermarkets into the equation in them days with the £29.99 FIFA deals and big hitters, it was cheaper to buy copies from supermarkets than supplier, ridiculous. More than likely this scenario hasn't changed, probably only gotten worse.
Just to put into some perspective, on the DS launch we made around £5 per console.
#26
royals
Corranga
bomberman1
US price $250 that's £156 + 20% vat is £187.20 so £189.99 is what it should cost here. not £230 there taking the ****
It doesn't really work like that though,the North American version will sell LOADS more (higher population) and have 1, maybe 2 versions (Canadian usually has French + English)European version needs paperwork etc translated into x languages, probably needs to be tested for safety meeting many different regulations, different chargers made for different sockets, multi-langial promotion, plus probably different promotional teams to know what will work where etc.Nintendo not announcing the EU price is about them not being the sole EU distributor. Imagine if they stand up and say it'll be £230 then shops in Finland try to charge £270 (which is likely...)If 230 is the genuine UK rrp (which presumably will be set by Nintendo as I think they are UK distributors) the shops will be paying not much less for them (low profit margins) which is why there isn't often much of a bundle on launch consoles.If £220 seems to be the online price, which is normal to be a bit cheaper than rrp. This also has a game, seems like a pretty hot deal tbh.


rubbish dont believe any retailer who says they dont make much on the console...a friend of mine ran a small independent games retailer a long time ago and i staggered at the markups...

even a small independent was making minimum markup 300% on games (eg a game retailing at £30 he'd buy for approx £10) and 100% markup on consoles (£200, hed pay £100), so big retailers were making more and i cant this model changing that much even accounting for the internet companies sprouting up


100% markup on consoles and 300% on games?!
Your friend was either
1: Lying or was
2: talking about 2nd hand games products
3: Buying and selling stolen goods

try 10% markup on a console. It's been like that for years
#27
Family Fry
100% markup on console and 300% markup on new games? Sounds like your friends indie store opening times were between bed time and waking up.
I was an assistant manager of an indie game store around about 8 years ago (PS2/Xbox/Cuve era) I saw the cost price of all the games and it has never been that good a time for indies on markups.
Most were around like £28.77 before VAT, having to go out at £39.99 and make about £7 a game isn't good for business hence pre-owned kept most afloat. You put the supermarkets into the equation in them days with the £29.99 FIFA deals and big hitters, it was cheaper to buy copies from supermarkets than supplier, ridiculous. More than likely this scenario hasn't changed, probably only gotten worse.
Just to put into some perspective, on the DS launch we made around £5 per console.


I heard it was between 3 and 5 quid per Gamecube when it launched at 129.99.
Here is an interesting article on eurogamer that estimated how much of your £40 game went to the various people.

As for the guy with the 300% mark up on games, pre-owned titles I can see that happening with. Your mate pays 15 quid for a copy of Sukoden 2 then sticks it on eBay for 45...
On new games, let's do some math...
£40 for a title.
Take off the VAT
leaves £34.04

Now, 300% profit...
that means he bought the games for £8.51

So, £8.51 pays the distribution, development, promotion, translation, packaging, console manufacturer...

It seems perfectly acceptable that Activision to go through the effort of paying a team of maybe 40-50 developers at Treyarch for a couple of years to make Black Ops, then paying a team of translators, designing box art, paying music licences for exclusives on Eminems latest track, making promotional materials like posters, t-shirts, making TV adverts, and buying the Ad time all to let some guy with a store on the outskirts of Bognor make 3 times as much as they do...
*rolleyes*
#28
Even at these kind of prices I still kind of want one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WFM3G5FTbk&feature=player_embedded

God knows how much the psp2's going to cost if the 3ds is retailing at £230
#29
price has been updated to £227.91 now
#30
bomberman1
Even at these kind of prices I still kind of want one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WFM3G5FTbk&feature=player_embedded


God knows how much the psp2's going to cost if the 3ds is retailing at £230


probably less sony will take a loss for each console. nintnedo cant afford to do that
#31
Sorry people, price has indeed gone up to £227.91 now looks like they initally thought £217.91 was TOO GOOD a deal. Hope some people got in whilst it was er still cold...
Suppose that means the deal has expired :(
#32
mozeley
bomberman1
Even at these kind of prices I still kind of want onehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WFM3G5FTbk&feature=player_embeddedGod knows how much the psp2's going to cost if the 3ds is retailing at £230
probably less sony will take a loss for each console. nintnedo cant afford to do that

Don't think even sony can afford to do that anymore.
Sony would be brave to price the PSP2 less than 3DS, reckon it won't be a lot more though only a wee bit.
#33
At £200+ I'll wait until I get the chance to try one.
I paid less for my laptop!
#34
I'm guessing your laptop can't play games as good as this though ;)
#35
Talicus
I'm guessing your laptop can't play games as good as this though ;)


If I put some red and blue sweet wrappers over my glasses it 'might' do 3D :-)

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