Nintendo UK Warns Over Imminent 3DS Price Increases

By Darryl Kaye on March 25, 2011, 8:14AM EDT
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The Nintendo 3DS launched today in the UK, with many attending midnight launch events around the world. But despite being happy with the turnout so far, Nintendo are worried that prices may increase in the future.

This would be nothing to do with them, more the retailers themselves. Initially the Nintendo 3DS had an RRP of £229.99, but many retailers dropped the price significantly in order to try and get pre-orders. Amazon.co.uk are selling the 3DS for £187 (19 percent off), while others went even lower.

Speaking to Eurogamer at the official launch event, Nintendo's marketing manager had some words of warning "The only thing I would suggest to any readers is, don't wait.

"I'm not sure a lot of those offers will be there for the long term. Those are great offers for the launch. There's huge amount of noise and hype around the launch. Those prices will start to revert a bit."

So if you haven't bought your 3DS yet, and were on the fence, get one now before the prices go up considerably.

Source: Eurogamer

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