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Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
at 6:35AM PST on July 29, 2011.
RE: 3DS price drops to $170 on August 12
I'm not sure the price drop confirms that the 3DS is a failure. I think Nintendo overestimated the value of the system especially in the current economic state. They may have also been a bit cocky after seeing the success of the DS and tried to be greedier than usual.
The whole situation reminds me alot of what Sony was facing with the launch of the very expensive PS3 that tried to follow in the footsteps of the super successful PS2. Eventually, the PS3 shaped up OK even if it didn't end up being as successful as the PS2.
What I see hurting the 3DS the most is the lack of high quality original games. Alot of the high profile games I've seen for the 3DS so far are remakes which I don't think will move systems. The other problem is that the rough start may mean 3rd parties are more reluctant to actively support the system resulting in even less original games.
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