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Nintendo 3DS only £199.99 instore at Sainsburys for those that want to collect on the day of release.

Plus 1000 nectar points, worth £5, so less than £195 for a Nintendo 3DS on release day.

Seems like a great deal.
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#1
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh267/kpgrimmy/HOTUKDeals/3DS.jpg

Edited By: KPGrimmy on Feb 08, 2011 17:04: Pic Edit
1 Like #2
Nectar has to be the worst loyalty program ever

on normal sainsburys shopping you spend £250 to get £2.50 off ... nice 1% reward
1 Like #3
The champagne looks a better offer
#4
A13
Nectar has to be the worst loyalty program ever

on normal sainsburys shopping you spend £250 to get £2.50 off ... nice 1% reward


True but for people like me live near a Sainsbury's have to do regular shopping with them, reward is better than nothing. Roughly 100 quid free money per year is not bad at all.
#5
Hmm, with my discount card I may be tempted to sell my DSi and pick one up for £180.
#6
Good price but seriously this is way too expensive for the lower graphic detail not really sure about the 3D enchantments. Saving money for the PSP2 around xmas!!
#7
Sweeeeeeeeet!! with the mrs 10% discount £180 (or £175 with nectar) :D
#8
Remember that this is 1000 'bonus' Nectar points so you should also get the standard 199 Nectar points for the purchase, which all helps.
#9
It's a ds. The world has moved on. A lot X)
#10
cheshire_carper
It's a ds. The world has moved on. A lot X)

Ignorant comment.
#11
I'm sorry but people are just ignorant to the updates to this thing.

This is not just a DS

http://www.abload.de/img/rer1ex8c.gif
#12
herohonda777
Good price but seriously this is way too expensive for the lower graphic detail not really sure about the 3D enchantments. Saving money for the PSP2 around xmas!!


The 3DS is basically a portable Wii/Gamecube in terms of graphics due to the higher PPI screen and new shaders that the Wii does not have. Granted that it is not as good as Sony's NGP it is still a massive improvement over the DS.

The 3DS will attract more developers for it's improvement in power over the DS and Nintendo's selling power, Street Fighter as a launch title and Hideo Kojima back on Nintendo hardware are signs of that. If Sony **** up the NGP pricing as it did with the PSP, limiting its audience then developers will be put off of developing for Sony again and it will be a repeat of this generation.
#13
Nintendo are managing a fair job of f'ing up the pricing on this thing. The last thing the market needs is a £200 handheld. Anybody remember the N64 nonsense? You may be too young. I paid 400 quid from the states for one (eeek) but the UK release came in at a whopping 299 or was it 399, I forget - but weeks in an a hundred quid was hacked off; the market was not happy.

I own every Nintendo handheld, from the original imported Gameboy 1, through the Gameboy lights (which you could not buy in the UK without unofficial import) and the Pockets, Advance, Micros, SPs, etc. I collected them.

Equally, I have a DSi which aside from the odd Zelda when it came out, is hardly used.

The handheld market has changed. Most of the gamers that owned the Nintendo brand as children that have money to buy now grew up with the iphone/ipod. The games there as simpler but the cost and method of purchase is all different these days.

The 3DS is an example of Nintendo realising it had to do something different to even compete with that. 3D, once the excitement of the first few days has worn off will not change things.

The world has moved on, its a shame but it is what has happened. I would have purchased one of these on the day of release once upon a time but whats the point now?

...and for those in two minds.... you could always buy 2 x Xboxes for the same money ;)

Edited By: cheshire_carper on Feb 09, 2011 08:31
#14
cheshire_carper
Nintendo are managing a fair job of f'ing up the pricing on this thing. The last thing the market needs is a £200 handheld. Anybody remember the N64 nonsense? You may be too young. I paid 400 quid from the states for one (eeek) but the UK release came in at a whopping 299 or was it 399, I forget - but weeks in an a hundred quid was hacked off; the market was not happy.I own every Nintendo handheld, from the original imported Gameboy 1, through the Gameboy lights (which you could not buy in the UK without unofficial import) and the Pockets, Advance, Micros, SPs, etc. I collected them.Equally, I have a DSi which aside from the odd Zelda when it came out, is hardly used.The handheld market has changed. Most of the gamers that owned the Nintendo brand as children that have money to buy now grew up with the iphone/ipod. The games there as simpler but the cost and method of purchase is all different these days.The 3DS is an example of Nintendo realising it had to do something different to even compete with that. 3D, once the excitement of the first few days has worn off will not change things.The world has moved on, its a shame but it is what has happened. I would have purchased one of these on the day of release once upon a time but whats the point now?...and for those in two minds.... you could always buy 2 x Xboxes for the same money ;)

The 3DS will still fly of shelves regardless. I personally cannot wait to own one day one and will be laughing when people are having trouble getting one due to demand.
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come on guys. why the hell would you pay £200 quid when you can get an xbox or ps3 for that price. I think these are well over priced?
#16
dealfinderwanter
come on guys. why the hell would you pay £200 quid when you can get an xbox or ps3 for that price. I think these are well over priced?

Well a PS3 was £400 at launch and the cost to get all this technology into such a small handheld is extraordinary. Plus being the first to market with a 3D handheld device affords them the ability to charge whatever they want. There really is nothing like this on the market right now.
#17
dealfinderwanter
come on guys. why the hell would you pay £200 quid when you can get an xbox or ps3 for that price. I think these are well over priced?


Because a handheld is completely different to a console? The other members of my family don't want a 360 or a PS3 and there are plenty of other people who don't want them or already have a 360 or PS3 and hardly use them, all of these people are open to also buying handheld games consoles. The Xbox 360 and PS3 are not the be all and end all of gaming.

There are a lot of general people who will buy this purely because it's the new thing, but unsurprisingly there are also a lot of people who will buy this because they like handheld gaming and they like the gameplay of the quality games that come out on the systems.

I could also ask why do people spend £800 on a phone when the service provided doesn't cost that much and there are cheaper alternatives, but there is no point, people will buy it anyway, all that matters is that the money spent is worth it to them for how much they individually will use it.

To the other poster mentioning the ipod/iphone, my parents grew up with Nintendo in their teens and I also grew up playing Nintendo games and now so are my sisters, the DS is the most played system in our house as we own 4 of them between us and there are many other people in the same situation around the country and the world. I do not know anyone who has bought an ipod or iphone for the games, they just happen to check those things out because they are there. On the other hand I know of a much greater number of people of all ages who own DSs and PSPs purely for playing games, those users are not just going to suddenly vanish.




Edited By: EroThraX on Feb 09, 2011 09:51: to edit
#18
warerare


The 3DS will still fly of shelves regardless. I personally cannot wait to own one day one and will be laughing when people are having trouble getting one due to demand.


There is a side of me that agrees with the demand, as Nintendo have a habit of managing it. But for a lot of old time gamers (such as myself ;) ) I would love to have a look at the 3d effect, in a shop but unless a Zelda killer arrives aside from an Ocarina remake, then I doubt I would be that interested to own one.

The world has moved on, we all have to admit that. Buying a handheld and slapping carts into it is not where we are anymore. We must agree on that alone.
#19
dealfinderwanter
come on guys. why the hell would you pay £200 quid when you can get an xbox or ps3 for that price. I think these are well over priced?


do you remember when the DS lite came out? You couldn't buy one for love nor money. Even mainstream channels started charging more because the RRP was *too low* relative to the massive, massive demand. Nintendo tried to do the decent thing and charge a 'fair' price. What actually happened is that most units changed hands until they were bought for so much that no-one would rebuy them for more. That was around £150. Even then it was a hell of a lot more than this for many months on eBay.

Nintendo lost a tonne of money to resellers/eBay profiteers that simply hiked the price up knowing that people would still buy them. And buy them people did. Supply and demand.

This time around I hope Nintendo gets all they money they deserve for the product they made. Given the likely demand of this thing it will likely end up being sold for way more than £200 on eBay anyway so why shouldn't Nintendo profit from it? It's their right and I'd rather see Ninty profit than some eBay scum that didn't do any of the work but just profiteer anyway.
#20
is that legal?
says 219.99 down to 199.99, how many stores have sold it for 219.99 in the past few weeks?
deals ok in itself though
2 Likes #21
I think that is an awfully simplistic view regarding ebay profiteering.

The contrary view is that Nintendo actively sought to limit supply in order to create a greater/pseudo demand.

They did exactly the same with the n64.

The ebay profiteers did Nintendo's bidding for them. Increasing the hype and generating a furore.

You really should not feel sorry for big N :D
#22
warerare
dealfinderwanter
come on guys. why the hell would you pay £200 quid when you can get an xbox or ps3 for that price. I think these are well over priced?


Well a PS3 was £400 at launch and the cost to get all this technology into such a small handheld is extraordinary. Plus being the first to market with a 3D handheld device affords them the ability to charge whatever they want. There really is nothing like this on the market right now.


No the PS3 was £639 at launch and the N64 was £249 at launch before the drop
#23
PS3 was £425 at launch for the 60GB model.
N64 was £250 at launch.

£200 for a 3DS looks like value when compared to the DSI-XL at £150.

Yes a PS3/360 can be had cheaper than the 3DS at launch but you cant use them at a bus stop/ train journey/Out shopping/On Holiday.

You need to compare it against other portable devices like ipods/smart phones etc.
#24
Evilbones
warerare
dealfinderwanter
come on guys. why the hell would you pay £200 quid when you can get an xbox or ps3 for that price. I think these are well over priced?


Well a PS3 was £400 at launch and the cost to get all this technology into such a small handheld is extraordinary. Plus being the first to market with a 3D handheld device affords them the ability to charge whatever they want. There really is nothing like this on the market right now.


No the PS3 was £639 at launch and the N64 was £249 at launch before the drop


I really hope you're a troll.



Anyway, yeah, these are still ridiculously overpriced compared to the US and Japan. Plus with the amazingly weak launch lineup, many will be waiting till xmas. The NGP will get the most attention this time round I think, as it completely outclasses anything the 3DS has to offer at this point.

Also whats the point in having a 3DS if you need it plugged into the mains in order to use it for more than 2-3 hours? Pointless.
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striker33
Evilbones
warerare
dealfinderwanter
come on guys. why the hell would you pay £200 quid when you can get an xbox or ps3 for that price. I think these are well over priced?


Well a PS3 was £400 at launch and the cost to get all this technology into such a small handheld is extraordinary. Plus being the first to market with a 3D handheld device affords them the ability to charge whatever they want. There really is nothing like this on the market right now.


No the PS3 was £639 at launch and the N64 was £249 at launch before the drop


I really hope you're a troll.



Anyway, yeah, these are still ridiculously overpriced compared to the US and Japan. Plus with the amazingly weak launch lineup, many will be waiting till xmas. The NGP will get the most attention this time round I think, as it completely outclasses anything the 3DS has to offer at this point.

Also whats the point in having a 3DS if you need it plugged into the mains in order to use it for more than 2-3 hours? Pointless.


Why do people always reduce actual figures to make their point seem more valid. THey have actually said a charge will last 3-5 hours, this is with full brightness, 3D on full and WIFI turned on. Get a grip.
#26
brilly
is that legal?
says 219.99 down to 199.99, how many stores have sold it for 219.99 in the past few weeks?
deals ok in itself though


You pay a £10 deposit to pre-order this guarantees your machine for the lowest price on release. They have reduced their 'current' list price to £199 (in line with other offers) so everybody will pay this or a lower price when they collect on the day. When call of duty was on pre-order it was listed as £39, but was far cheaper than this on release.
1 Like #27
striker33
Evilbones
warerare
dealfinderwanter
come on guys. why the hell would you pay £200 quid when you can get an xbox or ps3 for that price. I think these are well over priced?


Well a PS3 was £400 at launch and the cost to get all this technology into such a small handheld is extraordinary. Plus being the first to market with a 3D handheld device affords them the ability to charge whatever they want. There really is nothing like this on the market right now.


No the PS3 was £639 at launch and the N64 was £249 at launch before the drop


I really hope you're a troll.



Anyway, yeah, these are still ridiculously overpriced compared to the US and Japan. Plus with the amazingly weak launch lineup, many will be waiting till xmas. The NGP will get the most attention this time round I think, as it completely outclasses anything the 3DS has to offer at this point.

Also whats the point in having a 3DS if you need it plugged into the mains in order to use it for more than 2-3 hours? Pointless.


Its around 4 hours with everything maxed out minus the Wifi. Which is pretty acceptable, but not great. Anyway, Nintendo has always been about innovation rather than hardware.

@warerare . Its nice and all but I wish Ninty kept up with the times and started to offer more value for their hardware. Using cheap (and outdated) off the shelf tech, then adding the "next best thing" feature/gimmick as a drive to sell their product at a high cost.. doesn't really cut it for me anymore.

Edited By: Hinch87 on Feb 09, 2011 17:58
#28
Plus 1000 nectar points, worth £5, so less than £195 for a Nintendo 3DS on release day.

You get the 1000 bonus points when you pre-order AND purchase. You should probably edit that in there. The points are given AFTER you've bought it and aren't usually available to use until 24 hours later, so it's still £199.99 on launch day. Not that the bonus points don't make this a great deal though. My wife's pre-ordered her 3DS there, and since she works there she gets her 10% staff discount, too.

Oh, and the £199.99 price is online, too.
http://www.sainsburysentertainment.co.uk/en/Nintendo-3DS-Console-Black/product.html?product=E10885481

http://www.sainsburysentertainment.co.uk/en/Nintendo-3DS-Console-Aqua-Blue/product.html?product=E10885482




Edited By: Shadzter on Feb 09, 2011 19:57
#29
who362
brilly
is that legal?
says 219.99 down to 199.99, how many stores have sold it for 219.99 in the past few weeks?
deals ok in itself though


You pay a £10 deposit to pre-order this guarantees your machine for the lowest price on release. They have reduced their 'current' list price to £199 (in line with other offers) so everybody will pay this or a lower price when they collect on the day. When call of duty was on pre-order it was listed as £39, but was far cheaper than this on release.

yes but none have been advertised to buy only to preorder, even with a desposit noone had the ability to secure one for 219.99. dunno anyway just wondered
#30
It is very excellent :)[

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