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#31 hckngrtfakt

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 21:03

Pfft, it's hardly a great thing considering this is Nintendo, who believe in charaging as much as possible for their first party games for as long as they can possibly get away with it. All their retail titles on eShop are £39.99, more than you'll see in any sane retail store I'll be damned if I ever pay that much for a 3DS game. It usually takes a year or 3 before they even considering putting their prices down too - though then again they also said they were making a concerted effort to not cannibalize retail store sales too.


it all comes down to being a smart shopper,... here (in the US) we have an electronics store (Fry's)
at which some day-1 releases (including consoles) carry a considerable price markdown

I, for example, purchased the 3ds XL on launch day for $179, marked down from the MSRP of $199
and NSMB2 for $29 (10 off from the MSRP) ... Same place where i got MK7 which was also released
for that same price

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 21:05

i wish we had Fry's here in nebraska :(

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 21:22

it's hardly a great thing considering this is Nintendo, who believe in charging as much as possible for their first party games for as long as they can possibly get away with it. All their retail titles on eShop are £39.99, more than you'll see in any sane retail store I'll be damned if I ever pay that much for a 3DS game. It usually takes a year or 3 before they even considering putting their prices down too - though then again they also said they were making a concerted effort to not cannibalize retail store sales too.


Their entire pricing structure is insane anyway, they charge between £4-£8 for 10-20 year old GBC / GB games, and £5-£9 for worthwhile bespoke eShop titles, which is hardly an ideal way to try and compete with the App Store,. Though they don't seem entirely bothered about competing with that. Apple really did screw with the pricing of software forever when they came out with the App Store, allowing everyone to have an unregulated mad rush to undercut each other in price and get the most sales by being cheap (which you'd imagine probably wouldn't have happened if independent developers weren't given so much free reign) :p



I haven't bought anything from the eshop because I think their prices are just ridiculous.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 21:33

it's hardly a great thing considering this is Nintendo, who believe in charging as much as possible for their first party games for as long as they can possibly get away with it. All their retail titles on eShop are £39.99, more than you'll see in any sane retail store I'll be damned if I ever pay that much for a 3DS game. It usually takes a year or 3 before they even considering putting their prices down too - though then again they also said they were making a concerted effort to not cannibalize retail store sales too.


Their entire pricing structure is insane anyway, they charge between £4-£8 for 10-20 year old GBC / GB games, and £5-£9 for worthwhile bespoke eShop titles, which is hardly an ideal way to try and compete with the App Store,. Though they don't seem entirely bothered about competing with that. Apple really did screw with the pricing of software forever when they came out with the App Store, allowing everyone to have an unregulated mad rush to undercut each other in price and get the most sales by being cheap (which you'd imagine probably wouldn't have happened if independent developers weren't given so much free reign) :p


Gameboy games and such are more expensive than your app store trash, er, i mean, "games" for a reason. That's because even 20 years later, they're still infinitely more fun and playable than anything on your phone ever will be.

#35 n_K

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 22:15

Gameboy games and such are more expensive than your app store trash, er, i mean, "games" for a reason. That's because even 20 years later, they're still infinitely more fun and playable than anything on your phone ever will be.

Yeah that's true, Zelda: Links Awakening is a very good game. Is a ROM image worth £5.99? **** no.
Can buy a whole gameboy with the game off ebay for cheaper than that.

#36 The Teej

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 21:26

Yeah that's true, Zelda: Links Awakening is a very good game. Is a ROM image worth £5.99? **** no.
Can buy a whole gameboy with the game off ebay for cheaper than that.


Have fun carrying that brick around

#37 n_K

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:55

Have fun carrying that brick around

GBA SP or Micro is actually much smaller than a 3DS and lighter... So you wanna revise your post or...?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 15:34

GBA SP or Micro is actually much smaller than a 3DS and lighter... So you wanna revise your post or...?

even the GBC is about the same size and weight as the DS
no idea why he assumed you were talking about the original gameboy anyway

#39 The Teej

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 20:08

GBA SP or Micro is actually much smaller than a 3DS and lighter... So you wanna revise your post or...?


"a whole gameboy with the game"

why wouldn't I assume you were talking about the original gameboy? Almost everyone who wants to refer to a GBA SP refers to it as such.

Also, have fun playing Link's Awakening DX on your Micro.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 14:21

"a whole gameboy with the game"

why wouldn't I assume you were talking about the original gameboy? Almost everyone who wants to refer to a GBA SP refers to it as such.

Also, have fun playing Link's Awakening DX on your Micro.

No, people refer to it as a gameboy, because it is, a gameboy.
When I say windows, I'm probably talking about windows 7 or 8, not windows 1.0 or 3.11 by your dumb logic.

Link's awakening dx runs perfectly fine on my micro with a flashcart, and it is enjoyable - thanks.

Any more stupid responses feel free to just post them without thinking!

#41 The Teej

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 14:24

No, people refer to it as a gameboy, because it is, a gameboy.
When I say windows, I'm probably talking about windows 7 or 8, not windows 1.0 or 3.11 by your dumb logic.

Link's awakening dx runs perfectly fine on my micro with a flashcart, and it is enjoyable - thanks.

Any more stupid responses feel free to just post them without thinking!


that's funny, no one said about buying a flashcart off ebay, but I'm glad you enjoy the game!

also, what a ridiculous analogy. Yes, Windows 7 is also Windows. However, a 3DS is also a DS... but would you call it as such? It's hardly dumb logic. Nobody I know (especially in gaming circles like these) would refer to a GBA as a Game boy explicitly (although clearly the Nintendo section has gone down hill lately if people like you are posting in it)

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 13:30

that's funny, no one said about buying a flashcart off ebay, but I'm glad you enjoy the game!

Wow you must lack knowledge of what you're talking about, I mean obviously you do because you're still posting FUD in this thread. The MICRO is micro because it has no +5v regulator needed for original GB carts so they do not work, only GBA cartridges work, so once you've finally got that in your head, feel free to correct your post.

also, what a ridiculous analogy. Yes, Windows 7 is also Windows. However, a 3DS is also a DS... but would you call it as such? It's hardly dumb logic. Nobody I know (especially in gaming circles like these) would refer to a GBA as a Game boy explicitly (although clearly the Nintendo section has gone down hill lately if people like you are posting in it)

So now you're flipping what you think because of a different product - do go away, here's a website you can go away to and play with other people that have the same mental age as you; http://www.thekidzpa...games/index.htm

#43 Tha Bloo Monkee

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 14:24

I'm thinking of picking one up soon - I should check out the new Zelda games!! I had loads of fun with the Gameboy ones. This thread has made me decide to get an 3DS XL for sure over a 3DS regular... plus the ladies love when things are XL ;) (jokinggg, well, kinda)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 22:38

My wife caved and gave me my christmas gift early (we are terrible gifters, can't seem to hold out to Christmas Day). And what do you know, a 3DSXL (Blue) with OoT and New Super Mario Bros 2!!! She also let it slip (cause I went looking for a case immediately) not to look for a case because my mother in law is buying me a starter kit and a few games, as well as a eshop gift card for christmas.

My friend code is 4914-2706-3313. I'm loving it so far, and will be going out this weekend to get some streetpass hits if I can. I was skeptical when I saw the launch at e3 (3DS 2010) but the effect is amazing, and looks spectacular in Zelda.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:54

I ended up returning mine after a week. I did not like the 3D effect and once Zelda was completed I couldn't find anything else to play on it :( You can delete my friend code as there is no point keeping it now.