Nintendo is currently holding street parties for the Gameboy Micro some 10 days prior to it’s Japanese release. They’ve got 8-bit music blasting, vintage Mario running on some systems, and a nice little notepad as a keepsake. The pictured play-yan micro is also on showcase.
Ever since Satoru Iwata inherited Hiroshi Yamauchi’s position as the president of Nintendo, it’s become the company’s main objective to expand its consumer base to the non-gaming, general public.
Events like this can only help that objective. I think the Micro will do very well. While I agree $99 is a wee bit high, it will be difficult to hold off ’till a price drop. Do you think they’ll drop the price by Christmas?