3DS Cosmos Black Console £149 @ Grainger games
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3DS Cosmos Black Console £149 @ Grainger games

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LocalFound 30th Jul 2011
Was just in town and noticed this sign on the store, It was in the Crewe store, not sure if it's online or not

Buy now and get the 20 free games Nintendo advertised.
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Seemed like a good deal, complain at me if I'm wrong :P

Edited by: "hero9989" 30th Jul 2011
Deal seems to be on again then. Expect game and gamestations in the areas of granger games to reduce the price as well. Not a bad price with the 20 free games.
im going to wait longer as by following news the 3DS had a price drop in japan and it worked out around $115 , which will be hitting USA soon then EU.

fingers crossed as il snap it up around that price.
You'll probably looking at the £129 mark. £119 if we're lucky. So with the games, this ain't bad.
HybridTheory

im going to wait longer as by following news the 3DS had a price drop in … im going to wait longer as by following news the 3DS had a price drop in japan and it worked out around $115 , which will be hitting USA soon then EU.fingers crossed as il snap it up around that price.



really annoying - to reduce the price so quickly nintendo should refund all buyers £50, we expect to drop but NOT that quickly!! i wont ever buy a new console at launch again - luckily through shrewd buying and selling i apd about £120 for my sons - will wait for the new psp to halve price too
royals

really annoying - to reduce the price so quickly nintendo should refund … really annoying - to reduce the price so quickly nintendo should refund all buyers £50, we expect to drop but NOT that quickly!! i wont ever buy a new console at launch again - luckily through shrewd buying and selling i apd about £120 for my sons - will wait for the new psp to halve price too


I guess that's the price you pay to be the first person to own it... The only thing I find annoying is that there were so little games at launch. The 20 free VC games more than make it up in my eyes but for those that aren't interested in those games I can see why you'd be annoyed...
bit of a joke its dropped so much so quickly - we expected it but NOT that quickly - luckily i managed to get my sons for cheap through shrewd wheeling and dealing - doubt ill buy another console on launch again - stupid nintendo charging too much on launch - reckon sony will have the same problem £230-280 - no way!

£197 inc game x2 =394
less quidco £30ish =364
less profit from sale of 1st console and game to cex @ £241 =£123 for a console and game

plus tesco points £10ish i think
Edited by: "royals" 30th Jul 2011
Mikey91

You'll probably looking at the £129 mark. £119 if we're lucky. So with t … You'll probably looking at the £129 mark. £119 if we're lucky. So with the games, this ain't bad.



All of the games have been played to death though. I'd much rather pay £150 in a couple of months time to get Mario 3DS with it, not that i'll be buying it anyway.

A price cut doesnt always mean the console will be more successful. Most consumers today will think "hmmm, £150 for an iPod Touch where the games are cheap as hell, or £150 for a gimmick with no decent games...".
hero9989

I guess that's the price you pay to be the first person to own it... The … I guess that's the price you pay to be the first person to own it... The only thing I find annoying is that there were so little games at launch. The 20 free VC games more than make it up in my eyes but for those that aren't interested in those games I can see why you'd be annoyed...




not that annoying really as i only paid £123 for my sons console with a game
they announced they are reducing prices from 12th Augs so wait until then for better prices. poor sales are the reason.
If you must get one before the price drop, go to PC World or Currys where they are £200. Use their price promise to get one for £145. Still, even that price will be high o er next few weeks.
There have been times in the past when we, Nintendo, have marked down the trade prices for our video game machines a certain amount of time after launch to further accelerate adoption of the hardware, but never in Nintendo’s history have we dropped a system’s trade price so significantly less than 6 months after launch.

We are aware this may cause you, the loyal fans who supported Nintendo 3DS from the beginning, to lose trust in us, and this is not our intention in any way.

All of you who have kindly supported Nintendo 3DS from the beginning are Nintendo’s most important customers. Although we may not be able to completely prevent you from regretting purchasing Nintendo 3DS early, we would like to express our gratitude to our special customers like you by offering 20 free downloadable games from Nintendo eShop.

These free games are available to anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS system and uses a wireless broadband Internet signal to connect to the Nintendo eShop at least once before 23:59 pm (Central European Time) on August 11th. These Nintendo 3DS systems will be automatically registered in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador programme. For information and a tutorial video on how to connect your Nintendo 3DS to the Internet, please visit the Nintendo 3DS website here.

UPDATE: Please note that the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme is not related to the Wii Connection Ambassador intiative, already running in Europe. To register for the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme, you only need to make sure you visit the Nintendo eShop at least once on your Nintendo 3DS before 23:59 pm (Central European Time) on August 11th.

The programme contains two elements:

1.Beginning Sept. 1st, Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors will be able to download 10 NES™ Virtual Console™ games at no charge and before they are available in Nintendo eShop for the general public. These games, including Super Mario Bros.™, Donkey Kong Jr.™, Balloon Fight™, Ice Climber™ and The Legend of Zelda™, will be released as paid downloadable games, but Ambassadors can download them in advance of launch for free. Once the paid versions of the games are released in Nintendo eShop later in the year, the updated versions will be available to Ambassadors for download at no cost.

2. By the end of 2011, Nintendo will provide Ambassadors with 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games. These include games like Yoshi’s Island™: Super Mario™ Advance 3, Mario Kart™: Super Circuit, Metroid™ Fusion, WarioWare™, Inc.: Minigame Mania and Mario vs. Donkey Kong™. These games will be available exclusively to Ambassadors, and Nintendo currently has no plans to make these 10 games available to the general public on Nintendo 3DS in the future.

More details about this programme will be announced in the future.
striker33

All of the games have been played to death though. I'd much rather pay … All of the games have been played to death though. I'd much rather pay £150 in a couple of months time to get Mario 3DS with it, not that i'll be buying it anyway.A price cut doesnt always mean the console will be more successful. Most consumers today will think "hmmm, £150 for an iPod Touch where the games are cheap as hell, or £150 for a gimmick with no decent games...".



"All of the games have been played to death though" Holy sweeping statement Batman, played to death by who? Just because you're not interested doesn't mean everyone has played the older titles on offer. There's a whole generation who've been brought up on the plethora of **** minigames on Apple platforms who've never even owned a GBA. They are arguably just as likely to think "hmm £150 for a console that has real games and doesn't require a smudgy finger dragged all over the screen"

As for being a gimmick with no games, well that's just as subjective a statement as the rest of your post. Nice to know gimmicks with no games are still enough of a draw for those who say they'll never buy them to post though.......
Looking at the games that Nintendo2011 posted, there are some absolutely cracking games in there

Even Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario vs. Donkey Kong are worth the extra cash. So £149 and then even at a lower estimate say £2 for each game = £40 worth of games = £109 - it isn't a bad deal at all.
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