I’m pretty sure this is the first time in history that a sizable price cut of a high-profile game system wasn’tÂ entirely well-received.
“Even at $170, it’s still too expensive,”Â writes Wired’s Chris Kholer, who like our ownÂ resident fanman, is normally aÂ adamantÂ Nintendo enthusiast.
He continues, “It’s (still) not cheaper than an iPod Touch. Sure, the price of entry is lower now, but what happens after that? New 3DS games cost $40 each. There are no demos, and third-party publishers seem to be taking active steps to make used games less appealing.”
But wait, there’s more! “$40 is a not a price point at which you say, ‘Oh, hell, I’ll just try it’…Â I have played more Super Stickman Golf (99 cents) on my iPhone than I have played any 3DS game.
“Meanwhile, the Nintendo 3DS eShop download service is full of expensive games (fuzzy black-and-white Game Boy games from 1989 start at $3, and the good ones you actually want cost $4). The ridiculous payment structure will only take your money in increments of $5, then give you nothing to buy with it.”