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Pilotwings Resort (3DS), Ridge Racer (3DS), PES 2011 (3DS) - £8.36 Each @ Costco (Instore Leeds)

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what title says.......not bad What a great price when you go in ask someone for the games thats what I did - Proof In Comments 3DS - pilot wings : £8.36 inc vat 3DS - pes 2011 : £8.36 …
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what title says.......not bad

What a great price when you go in ask someone for the games thats
what I did - Proof In Comments

3DS - pilot wings : £8.36 inc vat
3DS - pes 2011 : £8.36 inc vat
3DS - ridge racer 3d : £8.36 inc vat

Also I got LB2 for £10.36 posted earlier though
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#2
Nice!!!
#3
Crazy Prices!
#4
sweet!!!
#5
how much is it to be a member?
4 Likes #6
Costco are on drugs lol.
3 Likes #7
My blood boils with jealous rage towards all who live near a Costco...
#8
Wow..... got to be a misprice surely?
2 Likes #9
Let's all be honest. The 3ds has been a crock of sh 1t. Android, the idevices, high-specced tablets and phones have completely mullered its low res gfx and archaic software delivery system.

The 3ds is the wii of hand helds. Gimmicky, because it is devoid of true substance.

Edited By: cheshire_carper on May 13, 2011 22:11
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davidm17
how much is it to be a member?


£20 but you have to be a business
#11
aberfal
davidm17
how much is it to be a member?


£20 but you have to be a business


Or be an employee of a business that has Costco membership as a perk.
2 Likes #12
Yeah Cheshire camper and they really made a loss on that wii console! Hardly the best of comparisons. Also it hasn't sold badly due to hardware specs as most i-devices and other handsets hardly output better gfx, it has more to do with the fact that Nintendo hasn't realized the massive popularity of casual games at an affordable price point,ie mobile phone games and to a growing extent Facebook games.
1 Like #13
paulbrannan
Yeah Cheshire camper and they really made a loss on that wii console! Hardly the best of comparisons. Also it hasn't sold badly due to hardware specs as most i-devices and other handsets hardly output better gfx, it has more to do with the fact that Nintendo hasn't realized the massive popularity of casual games at an affordable price point,ie mobile phone games and to a growing extent Facebook games.


I have a wii sat idle under my tv for years. I was a nintendo diehard, having imported the SNES, N64 and Gamecube from Japan on each occasion for a minimum of £350 each time.

The wii displayed the companies foray into the casual gamer market that seemed to have been solidified by every iteration of handheld console that have put out since.

The company has lost its way with regard to the gamers. They had such high respect with Zelda in its ocarina form but now, cellular technology and digitally delivered games have leapfrogged a substandard, weakly powered handheld. We have moved on. Nintendo need to realise this. ANyone with eyes can see Android in dual core powered units and ios in A5 devices is a long way from the twee little 3ds :)



Edited By: cheshire_carper on May 13, 2011 22:40
#14
While Nintendo has sold a large number of 3DS consoles and software it seems a huge amount of stock is still stuck at retail waiting for buyers and Nintendo aren't getting much in the way of repeat orders. With the consoles now available sub £150 in a few places its clearly struggling at the moment at least.
2 Likes #15
bonzobanana
While Nintendo has sold a large number of 3DS consoles and software it seems a huge amount of stock is still stuck at retail waiting for buyers and Nintendo aren't getting much in the way of repeat orders. With the consoles now available sub £150 in a few places its clearly struggling at the moment at least.


If they loss lead the 3ds at say £49.95 they will take the market. They will not take the market in its current state. The market is now about high res digital delivery. The average ipad owner baulks at a £2.99 game. The 3ds game is £25 and substandard. We have moved on now :)



Edited By: cheshire_carper on May 13, 2011 22:47
#16
i own a 3ds, cant say i regret. but the waiting for the estore and all sucks, and nintendos trickle release. someone on gamesradar posted a link to someone who had turned other games into 3d photos to view on 3ds, looked amazing D:. people write the 3d off as a gimmick, but i actually like it, its kinda hard to go back to a normal flat game after or a normal screen :p
2 Likes #17
cheshire_carper
paulbrannan
Yeah Cheshire camper and they really made a loss on that wii console! Hardly the best of comparisons. Also it hasn't sold badly due to hardware specs as most i-devices and other handsets hardly output better gfx, it has more to do with the fact that Nintendo hasn't realized the massive popularity of casual games at an affordable price point,ie mobile phone games and to a growing extent Facebook games.


I have a wii sat idle under my tv for years. I was a nintendo diehard, having imported the SNES, N64 and Gamecube from Japan on each occasion for a minimum of £350 each time.

The wii displayed the companies foray into the casual gamer market that seemed to have been solidified by every iteration of handheld console that have put out since.

The company has lost its way with regard to the gamers. They had such high respect with Zelda in its ocarina form but now, cellular technology and digitally delivered games have leapfrogged a substandard, weakly powered handheld. We have moved on. Nintendo need to realise this. ANyone with eyes can see Android in dual core powered units and ios in A5 devices is a long way from the twee little 3ds :)




And they also cost a fair bit more and have even worse battery life than the 3DS when playing graphically demanding games, how am I supposed to use my phone if it runs out because I wanted to play some games, Phones and Tablets are good for casual games, not real games.

Nintendo's last foray into graphical power that was higher than the competitors (gamecube) was not successful, they earn their bread and butter selling cheap to manufacture consoles now so they don't have to sell at a loss. Their next project is another attempt at the gamecube, possibly going for games natively rendered at 1080p using the money they have made from the Wii and DS.


bonzobanana
While Nintendo has sold a large number of 3DS consoles and software it seems a huge amount of stock is still stuck at retail waiting for buyers and Nintendo aren't getting much in the way of repeat orders. With the consoles now available sub £150 in a few places its clearly struggling at the moment at least.

Nintendo shipped 3.6million 3DS world wide to retailers so that stock was present and could sell throughout the year without stock running out and artificial price rises due to ebay reselling, this has been stated since before release.

The 3DS is currently selling very similarly if not better in some areas than the DS phat did at launch, the only difference is that the DS had Super Mario 64 which was a game that persisted in the software sales chart. The true popularity of the DS did not arise for a long time after launch and the GBA was regularly outselling the DS

Unfortunately the customer base Nintendo has built since the DS launch no longer recognises the difference between a DS revision and a new system launch due to Nintendo's previous launches, stores are regularly mixing 3DS games into shelves with DS games and in general nothing is being done to highlight the fact that the 3DS is different system and not just a 3D DS.

And once again the price in the UK was not set by Nintendo, retailers will experiment with the price as they see fit now, lowering to get sudden bursts of sales and then raising to see if the interest continues.


cheshire_carper
bonzobanana
While Nintendo has sold a large number of 3DS consoles and software it seems a huge amount of stock is still stuck at retail waiting for buyers and Nintendo aren't getting much in the way of repeat orders. With the consoles now available sub £150 in a few places its clearly struggling at the moment at least.


If they loss lead the 3ds at say £49.95 they will take the market. They will not take the market in its current state. The market is now about high res digital delivery. The average ipad owner baulks at a £2.99 game. The 3ds game is £25 and substandard. We have moved on now :)


The ipad customer base and market in the UK is tiny compared to Nintendo's market, there are only around 15million ipad's sold worldwide, a significantly small amount of those in the UK, what they do has nothing to do with what people who buy a handheld console will do.



Edited By: EroThraX on May 13, 2011 23:05: edit
#18
cheshire_carper
paulbrannan
Yeah Cheshire camper and they really made a loss on that wii console! Hardly the best of comparisons. Also it hasn't sold badly due to hardware specs as most i-devices and other handsets hardly output better gfx, it has more to do with the fact that Nintendo hasn't realized the massive popularity of casual games at an affordable price point,ie mobile phone games and to a growing extent Facebook games.


I have a wii sat idle under my tv for years. I was a nintendo diehard, having imported the SNES, N64 and Gamecube from Japan on each occasion for a minimum of £350 each time.

The wii displayed the companies foray into the casual gamer market that seemed to have been solidified by every iteration of handheld console that have put out since.

The company has lost its way with regard to the gamers. They had such high respect with Zelda in its ocarina form but now, cellular technology and digitally delivered games have leapfrogged a substandard, weakly powered handheld. We have moved on. Nintendo need to realise this. ANyone with eyes can see Android in dual core powered units and ios in A5 devices is a long way from the twee little 3ds :)




what they did with the Wii was their only way of surviving against sony and microsoft.
I have a wii and don't enjoy it as much as I like to,but there are always some games that reminds me why I bought a nintendo console in addition to (ps3 in my case).games like mario galaxy,zelda,donkey kong,etc.I hate the motion controller but thats the only thing kept wii in business.
3DS was supposed to follow wii's model with 3D gimmich thing,but with the option to turn it off and play games regularly + backward compatiblity with huge library of DS games.I don't think thats a bad idea.its far more powerfull than DS so you don't necessarily need to relay on 3D gimmick.its too soon to judge 3DS there are hardly any games out yet.
it might fail or might not but I don't think it's a bad system.


Edited By: Tequila on May 13, 2011 23:04
1 Like #19
Exactly the price these silly games need to go for....if that. I wonder if this is nationwide.
#20
Right, I'm off to Costco tomorrow.
#21
can anyone join on costco or do you have to be employed somewhere?
#22
And they also cost a fair bit more and have even worse battery life than the 3DS when playing graphically demanding games, how am I supposed to use my phone if it runs out because I wanted to play some games, Phones and Tablets are good for casual games, not real games.

----------------------------
Which device are you using? The last time I looked at either my ipad or HTC Android, I was getting 10 hrs out of the ipad and 15 out of the Android. The DSi I have did not touch these specs and the 3ds is 4 hours max.




Nintendo's last foray into graphical power that was higher than the competitors (gamecube) was not successful,
-----------------

Higher than the competitors? Do you have any of these consoles? My loft has from Famicom > Cube in it, as well as Master system > Dreamcast

The cube was out in 2001ish and the dreamcast was late 90s. The cube was not higher than the competition. It was sub PC of its day for one and despite its 3d (gfx) aspirations, the DC from years previous was up with it. Nintendo have lost their way. I have spent a lot of money over 20 yrs of my adult life (yes I am that old :( ) following them. They have lost their way :(





Edited By: cheshire_carper on May 13, 2011 23:20
1 Like #23
Tequila
cheshire_carper
paulbrannan
Yeah Cheshire camper and they really made a loss on that wii console! Hardly the best of comparisons. Also it hasn't sold badly due to hardware specs as most i-devices and other handsets hardly output better gfx, it has more to do with the fact that Nintendo hasn't realized the massive popularity of casual games at an affordable price point,ie mobile phone games and to a growing extent Facebook games.


I have a wii sat idle under my tv for years. I was a nintendo diehard, having imported the SNES, N64 and Gamecube from Japan on each occasion for a minimum of £350 each time.

The wii displayed the companies foray into the casual gamer market that seemed to have been solidified by every iteration of handheld console that have put out since.

The company has lost its way with regard to the gamers. They had such high respect with Zelda in its ocarina form but now, cellular technology and digitally delivered games have leapfrogged a substandard, weakly powered handheld. We have moved on. Nintendo need to realise this. ANyone with eyes can see Android in dual core powered units and ios in A5 devices is a long way from the twee little 3ds :)




what they did with the Wii was their only way of surviving against sony and microsoft.
I have a wii and don't enjoy it as much as I like to,but there are always some games that reminds me why I bought a nintendo console in addition to (ps3 in my case).games like mario galaxy,zelda,donkey kong,etc.I hate the motion controller but thats the only thing kept wii in business.
3DS was supposed to follow wii's model with 3D gimmich thing,but with the option to turn it off and play games regularly + backward compatiblity with huge library of DS games.I don't think thats a bad idea.its far more powerfull than DS so you don't necessarily need to relay on 3D gimmick.its too soon to judge 3DS there are hardly any games out yet.
it might fail or might not but I don't think it's a bad system.


Nintendo made the Wii to make money that's it, it was no matter of surviving against Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo profits from video games has been rising since 1981 even with the Gamecube which was relatively poor Nintendo were doing great.

Microsoft's video game income is horrible, they are purely there for presence, Sony was doing well with the PS1 and PS2 but ruined everything by selling the PS3 at a loss, they both rely on income from other areas of their respective companies to fund their video game divisions.

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#24
Whatever reason they make consoles and games, start making decent ones. We dont GAF about what profit you make. Make a lot, but whilst you do, make games that excite and consoles the gamers want and need.

The world needs the 'famicom' effect. Make us lust after what you produce. A silly little 3ds handheld with £25 games and no real online presence is not it. We are in a different place now.
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cheshire_carper
Let's all be honest. The 3ds has been a crock of sh 1t. Android, the idevices, high-specced tablets and phones have completely mullered its low res gfx and archaic software delivery system.

The 3ds is the wii of hand helds. Gimmicky, because it is devoid of true substance.



you clearly havent played one then

ithink its just because they are way overpriced
#26
cheshire_carper
paulbrannan
Yeah Cheshire camper and they really made a loss on that wii console! Hardly the best of comparisons. Also it hasn't sold badly due to hardware specs as most i-devices and other handsets hardly output better gfx, it has more to do with the fact that Nintendo hasn't realized the massive popularity of casual games at an affordable price point,ie mobile phone games and to a growing extent Facebook games.


I have a wii sat idle under my tv for years. I was a nintendo diehard, having imported the SNES, N64 and Gamecube from Japan on each occasion for a minimum of £350 each time.

The wii displayed the companies foray into the casual gamer market that seemed to have been solidified by every iteration of handheld console that have put out since.

The company has lost its way with regard to the gamers. They had such high respect with Zelda in its ocarina form but now, cellular technology and digitally delivered games have leapfrogged a substandard, weakly powered handheld. We have moved on. Nintendo need to realise this. ANyone with eyes can see Android in dual core powered units and ios in A5 devices is a long way from the twee little 3ds :)





you clearly know nothing anout the games industry then....im old enough to remember its inception....these tablets are great but they only give you casual gaming
#27
dnjfvcnd wsdks kksd
cheshire_carper
Whatever reason they make consoles and games, start making decent ones. We dont GAF about what profit you make. Make a lot, but whilst you do, make games that excite and consoles the gamers want and need.

The world needs the 'famicom' effect. Make us lust after what you produce. A silly little 3ds handheld with £25 games and no real online presence is not it. We are in a different place now.



eh....you really need to learn about business

Edited By: royals on May 13, 2011 23:38
#28
cheshire_carper
And they also cost a fair bit more and have even worse battery life than the 3DS when playing graphically demanding games, how am I supposed to use my phone if it runs out because I wanted to play some games, Phones and Tablets are good for casual games, not real games.

----------------------------
Which device are you using? The last time I looked at either my ipad or HTC Android, I was getting 10 hrs out of the ipad and 15 out of the Android. The DSi I have did not touch these specs and the 3ds is 4 hours max.

Nintendo's last foray into graphical power that was higher than the competitors (gamecube) was not successful,
-----------------

Higher than the competitors? Do you have any of these consoles? My loft has from Famicom > Cube in it, as well as Master system > Dreamcast

The cube was out in 2001ish and the dreamcast was late 90s. The cube was not higher than the competition. It was sub PC of its day for one and despite its 3d (gfx) aspirations, the DC from years previous was up with it. Nintendo have lost their way. I have spent a lot of money over 20 yrs of my adult life (yes I am that old :( ) following them. They have lost their way :(

There is no way you get 15 hours out of a HTC phone when you are playing an Unreal Engine 3 game on it or one of the other respective up to standard game, even with a game like Angry birds they die far to quickly unless you go to the hassle of turning everything else off and to the minimum. The ipad can manage it because it uses the innards of what is essentially a very high end phone inside a large case the majority of which is filled with a huge battery.

It you knew anything about what the gamecube was actually capable of you would know that it is more powerful than the PS2 and also the Dreamcast, the Xbox was it's only rival in terms of power, but the Gamecube was optimised where it mattered. Nintendo fell short with the Gamecube due to lacklustre titles which didn't represent the system well and thus didn't draw the public's attention.


All the money Nintendo has been making over the past how ever many years has been reinvested in the industry, from the years 2009/2010/2011 they have spent $1.5billion in research and development for their new console and what ever else they are working on for the future. The base system for the 3DS was developed well before they spent this money as they were working on it back when the DS originally launched although without the 3D screen.


Edited By: EroThraX on May 13, 2011 23:44: edit
#29
heat added
1 Like #30
royals

you clearly know nothing anout the games industry then....im old enough to remember its inception....these tablets are great but they only give you casual gaming


I too. My first machine was a ZX80, so yes, I have been about a bit. I would say my most idiotic purchase was a £850 Neo Geo import. The most idiotic piece of software (cart) I purchased for that platform was Viewpoint. Yes, I paid £235 for that game alone (and played it about 3 times. It was dreadful).

I have spent my fair share of time (and money) on videogames.

The delivery method and gaming capability of the current gen of phones and tablets is mashing the bespoke handheld.

I think the only hope to change that is the ngp. But then its Sony. Scratch that. We don't have any hope.


Edited By: cheshire_carper on May 13, 2011 23:49
#31
lazygamer
aberfal
davidm17
how much is it to be a member?


£20 but you have to be a business


Or be an employee of a business that has Costco membership as a perk.

Or be a civil servant :)
#32
Pilot Wings = Awesome. Used to play it when I was little. :D
2 Likes #33
i get the whole mini debate on here, sony have moved toward the iOS model with the minis and stuff, but i'd MUCH MUCH rather pay £30 for New Super Mario Bros than 79p for Angry Birds.

Angry Birds to me, is the epitome of gaming. And people go wild for it. But they don't, it's just piped into their lazy brains and down their stupid twit machines and in their big dumb faces, and other people have got it so they get it too. It's like saying Coronation Street is better than The Good The Bad and The Ugly because more people have seen it. It's dumb gaming for retards. Now not that Nintendo haven't released some **** too tho.
1 Like #34
Someone buy me some please.
#35
I think I'll wait for Zelda OoT and Mario Kart 3DS.
#36
The delivery method and gaming capability of the current gen of phones and tablets is mashing the bespoke handheld.

^^ This ^^
One example - Dead space 2 for ipad - £5.99 down to 59p at Easter

Back to the deal, this (circa £10) is the price 3DS games need to be to stand any chance at all. A sub £100 unit with lots of £10 games would have a chance. Can't see it "working" in the long term at current prices - but maybe enough have/will buy to make it profitable, thus satisfying one possible meaning of "working"

Voted hot for the deal, absolutely stonking (compared to RRP)
#37
Erm...this discussion should probably be taken into another forum somewhere else on the economics of gaming and the history of nintendo.

Back on topic very good price for these games heat added, has anyone tried another costco yet? Im up at gateshead today so i might pop in need some bits and pieces. Shall report back if i get there.
#38
Anyone know if this is at Watford Costco?
#39
royals
cheshire_carper
Let's all be honest. The 3ds has been a crock of sh 1t. Android, the idevices, high-specced tablets and phones have completely mullered its low res gfx and archaic software delivery system.

The 3ds is the wii of hand helds. Gimmicky, because it is devoid of true substance.



you clearly havent played one then

ithink its just because they are way overpriced


In fairness about 80% of what is available for the 3DS is dire quality especially at upto £40 a game. Nintendo just don't seem to be putting any effort into the 3DS maybe they are concentrating on Project Cafe. I'm still looking to buy a 3DS but I've only compiled a list of 2 games I want street fighter and pilotwings and neither are must have titles. I certainly don't want to play Ocarina of time or starfox from the N64 again. I have them emulated on an old xbox console if I want to play those and had already played them to death on the N64 anyway.

I think the 3DS is more disappointing because of such little effort being put into the games rather than the console itself.

The reason to buy a 3DS is because it has great games you can't play on other hardware and that certainly isn't true yet.
#40
cheshire_carper
Let's all be honest. The 3ds has been a crock of sh 1t. Android, the idevices, high-specced tablets and phones have completely mullered its low res gfx and archaic software delivery system.

The 3ds is the wii of hand helds. Gimmicky, because it is devoid of true substance.

Clearly you havent played on a 3DS ..... the graphics are actually quite impressive. Especially when I completed the Zelda (Link) 3D image in streetpass... it looks awesome. Also bar one or two things street fighter looks almost as good as the consoles.... so I wouldnt moan about the graphics.

I would however moan about the software. But come July, we will be spoilt! Zelda is out in June, Starfox in July, Resident Evil in July and then many others following that. They are some of the biggest selling software titles in history of gaming. So, for some big hits to come out within the first few months is amazing.

Any the reason it can be sold for £150 and the reason there is lots of stock, is Nintendo learnt from the Wii to not let it go out of stock, and also it costs about £80 to make, nintendo sell them for £110 to stores... the stores have never made good money on consoles. its usually 15% margin, stores make the money on the games. They sell at about 40% margin.

Watch by the end of this year the 3DS will outsell your idevices and android devices for sure. Just wait and see what happens on June 17th. XD

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