Nintendo 3DS (3DS)Nintendo 3DS and Historical Handheld Pricing
Gamespot - January 30, 2011
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at 2:13AM PST on January 30, 2011
Taking a trip down memory lane with Nintendo's previous handhelds we see one basic trend. If we throw out the outlier that is the Virtual Boy, Nintendo largely stuck to sub-$100 price points until the Nintendo DS was released. At that point the company moved up to the $150 and $170 ranges, with the DSi XL at $190. The Game Boy Micro was an update to the Game Boy Advance, hence its lower price point.