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*PRE ORDER* Nintendo 3DS In Comsos Black Or Aqua Blue & Recieve Free £75 Voucher Booklet - £187 *Instore* @ Dixons
*PRE ORDER* Nintendo 3DS In Comsos Black Or Aqua Blue & Recieve Free £75 Voucher Booklet - £187 *Instore* @ Dixons

*PRE ORDER* Nintendo 3DS In Comsos Black Or Aqua Blue & Recieve Free £75 Voucher Booklet - £187 *Instore* @ Dixons

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Launch price £187. Pre Order now for a deposit of just £10 and get a free £75 voucher booklet with your Nintendo 3DS. Estimated release price £187. The actual price may be lower but will not exceed £187

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one of the cheapest i think only shopto are cheaper

was thinking about getting it at game with tradeins but theyre 229

quidco too i guess
Edited by: "royals" 2nd Feb 2011

good find, thanks!

"£10 is a deposit only, we will telephone you to take payment of the balance. "

So quidco is not possible...

that's a shame

What exactly is the voucher booklet? Are they basically giving me £75 to spend for, let's say, 3DS games in the future? I understand that it can only be used in Dixons/PC World.

Doubt the voucher booklet will be worth much*, but seems a good price irrespective of that - in comparison to other retailers' posted prices.
Voted hot.



*I'm guessing it'll be lots of "£5 off a £50 spend" type coupons, possibly aimed at only specific products which are overpriced, but I might be doing them a disservice there.

Late

Doubt the voucher booklet will be worth much*, but seems a good price … Doubt the voucher booklet will be worth much*, but seems a good price irrespective of that - in comparison to other retailers' posted prices.Voted hot.*I'm guessing it'll be lots of "£5 off a £50 spend" type coupons, possibly aimed at only specific products which are overpriced, but I might be doing them a disservice there.



I figure it will be several 10% off selected titles style offers. I hope not but that's the sort of random rubbish you seem to get in these deal books.

So should I go for this deal or Shopto, or wait?

raph65536

So should I go for this deal or Shopto, or wait?


im gonna wait for a while

Any idea how much it will be to import from US? Aren't their prices much cheaper?

badasschris

Any idea how much it will be to import from US? Aren't their prices much … Any idea how much it will be to import from US? Aren't their prices much cheaper?



The 3DS will be the first Gameboy that has regional coding (you cant play games from outside Europe). So you would have to buy all your games from America if you got an American machine and their may be problems with the online things. This may be 'fixed' at some point if someone cracks the code to disable it though.

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

The 3DS will be the first Gameboy that has regional coding (you cant play … The 3DS will be the first Gameboy that has regional coding (you cant play games from outside Europe)..


It's not a gameboy >_< and the DSi has region coding as well.

Good price though, hot

Late

Doubt the voucher booklet will be worth much*, but seems a good price … Doubt the voucher booklet will be worth much*, but seems a good price irrespective of that - in comparison to other retailers' posted prices.Voted hot.*I'm guessing it'll be lots of "£5 off a £50 spend" type coupons, possibly aimed at only specific products which are overpriced, but I might be doing them a disservice there.



bet itll be get £5 off a £1000 tv

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

The 3DS will be the first Gameboy that has regional coding (you cant play … The 3DS will be the first Gameboy that has regional coding (you cant play games from outside Europe). So you would have to buy all your games from America if you got an American machine and their may be problems with the online things. This may be 'fixed' at some point if someone cracks the code to disable it though.



i just find this coding pointless, just another means to control prices and rip uk users off
Edited by: "royals" 2nd Feb 2011

royals

i just find this coding pointless, just another means to control prices … i just find this coding pointless, just another means to control prices and rip uk users off




Its not for ripping people off its for the control and distribution of software. The prices you see at retail is nothing to do with region coding, its the choice of the retailer to jack the prices up by 300% not nintendo.

I absolutely agree with the arguement for non ENFORCED regional coding. If people want to region protect the games they make they have the right to do so I guess, but that shouldnt mean EVERYONE should be forced to follow suit. Nintendo have used regional coding before (NES and SNES, etc) and every single time theres a work around for it eventually. However, even if there isnt and you purchase a jap or amer one, you can import games easily through well known websites anyways and if both the console and games are cheaper to import then isnt that the reason for buying them on import in the first place anyways? IE why buy an import 3DS cheaper than here then purchase the software for it from the UK when you can import the software for it also at a cheaper cost?!?

t3hfunk3r

Its not for ripping people off its for the control and distribution of … Its not for ripping people off its for the control and distribution of software. The prices you see at retail is nothing to do with region coding, its the choice of the retailer to jack the prices up by 300% not nintendo. I absolutely agree with the arguement for non ENFORCED regional coding. If people want to region protect the games they make they have the right to do so I guess, but that shouldnt mean EVERYONE should be forced to follow suit. Nintendo have used regional coding before (NES and SNES, etc) and every single time theres a work around for it eventually. However, even if there isnt and you purchase a jap or amer one, you can import games easily through well known websites anyways and if both the console and games are cheaper to import then isnt that the reason for buying them on import in the first place anyways? IE why buy an import 3DS cheaper than here then purchase the software for it from the UK when you can import the software for it also at a cheaper cost?!?



That was all true before the financial crisis not really worth doing anymore

Yup, IMHO it's not worth importing any more - used to get all my DS games from the US as I used to save nearly a tenner a time, but now the difference is negligible plus there's the customs risk.

hero9989

It's not a gameboy _ and the DSi has region coding as well.Good price … It's not a gameboy >_< and the DSi has region coding as well.Good price though, hot



I think it is a Gameboy in spirit if not name, its the latest in a series of machines that all evolved from the Gameboy.

The reason they never used to have regional coding was because it was thought of as a mobile device for people who move arround and Nintendo said they thought people should be able to buy and play games anywhere. As this is a well documented policy of Nintendo in the past I can only assume the reason they are now changing is all about money.

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

I think it is a Gameboy in spirit if not name, its the latest in a series … I think it is a Gameboy in spirit if not name, its the latest in a series of machines that all evolved from the Gameboy.The reason they never used to have regional coding was because it was thought of as a mobile device for people who move arround and Nintendo said they thought people should be able to buy and play games anywhere. As this is a well documented policy of Nintendo in the past I can only assume the reason they are now changing is all about money.


Not really. They utilized region-locking into these things to possibly "reduce" piracy, seeing as they are finally fighting back against the pirates who use flash carts and what not. I use it myself, but it's beneficial because I get to play games before buying them and I still buy DS games, but only games that deserve to be bought. Nice attempt though, but nothing is "unhackable".

raph65536

Not really. They utilized region-locking into these things to possibly … Not really. They utilized region-locking into these things to possibly "reduce" piracy, seeing as they are finally fighting back against the pirates who use flash carts and what not. I use it myself, but it's beneficial because I get to play games before buying them and I still buy DS games, but only games that deserve to be bought. Nice attempt though, but nothing is "unhackable".



Yeah, I agree that it will not stop the hackers for very long. If that is the primary reason for them introducing it, it is a shame becuase I thought the old reason for not having it was logical and good.

Original Poster

i dont think that the 3ds will be much cheaper anywhere in the uk as retailers will aquire them for £173 so that doesn't leave much profit margin

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

Yeah, I agree that it will not stop the hackers for very long. If that is … Yeah, I agree that it will not stop the hackers for very long. If that is the primary reason for them introducing it, it is a shame becuase I thought the old reason for not having it was logical and good.


To me, "portability" has ceased existing in Nintendo's world when the DSi arrived. Using it as a camera isn't really that convenient. No need to say anything about the XL and its portability :P but IMO the XL is what the DSi should've been.

Now we can't play awesome games that will only stay in Japan for a very long time.

t3hfunk3r

Its not for ripping people off its for the control and distribution of … Its not for ripping people off its for the control and distribution of software. The prices you see at retail is nothing to do with region coding, its the choice of the retailer to jack the prices up by 300% not nintendo. I absolutely agree with the arguement for non ENFORCED regional coding. If people want to region protect the games they make they have the right to do so I guess, but that shouldnt mean EVERYONE should be forced to follow suit. Nintendo have used regional coding before (NES and SNES, etc) and every single time theres a work around for it eventually. However, even if there isnt and you purchase a jap or amer one, you can import games easily through well known websites anyways and if both the console and games are cheaper to import then isnt that the reason for buying them on import in the first place anyways? IE why buy an import 3DS cheaper than here then purchase the software for it from the UK when you can import the software for it also at a cheaper cost?!?




agree re: pricing as what i suggest would amount to price fixing which is illegal.....however what I meant was it is to control distribution BUT also indirectly controls pricing to a some extent as it stops competition between sellers from different regions

i hate region coding.....smacks me of other control methods that have failed....just look at DRM (ggrr!!) that was to stop piracy but actually didnt and forced people like me who is against piracy to pirate!! not only that it destroyed creativity and prevented the launch of numerous products.....eg companies who stored online data (backup solutions) were taking a massive gamble re: being sued (as a 2nd party or 3rd party for illegally storing DRM or dodgy content - the law was not 100% clear on this few years ago and probably needed to be tested trough the courts....who would like to be first)!

Edited by: "royals" 2nd Feb 2011

I've just received a dispatch notification


anyone else? I've not checked my account yet to see if £199 has been debited, perhaps they're just sending the vouchers first?

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

I think it is a Gameboy in spirit if not name, its the latest in a series … I think it is a Gameboy in spirit if not name, its the latest in a series of machines that all evolved from the Gameboy.



So that'll make my PS3 an Amiga then? Or A Sega-CD?
And my iOS/Android handset is equivilent to an old tincan on string with a yo-yo attached?
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