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.
He continues, “Itâ€™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, Iâ€™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.”