Nintendo UK hints at sub-£200 pricing for 3DS

Thursday, 29th July 2010 14:45 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Nintendo UK marketing boss James Honeywell has hinted to Electricpig that 3DS will be sold for under £200 in the UK.

“Price, we haven’t made any kind of announcement at the moment, but for everyone who already knows, you know, the Nintendo DSi is available for around £129.99,” said Honeywell at a Nintendo event in London earlier this week.

He went on to add: “The Nintendo DSi XL, with the larger screens, is around £159.99. So obviously, it’s going to fit, kind of, somewhere within that kind of architecture.”

Nintendo hasn’t confirmed any prices yet for 3DS for any region, nor has it confirmed launch dates, but it announced earlier this morning it will announce those details on September 29.

It did previously confirm that it will be in the major regions by the end of March 2011.

Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. Tonka

    Well it better fucking be!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Happy Hardon Harry

    I’ll get this on day 1 depending on the price and games available at launch. If it’s £149.99 (or there about’s) and has Ocarina of Time (in 3D) at launch then it’s already bought.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. get2sammyb

    £199.99 with some kind of tech-demoish software and I’m there day one.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Tonka

    I’ll by 3 and set fire to two of them.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen


    Have that day one, and I’m sold, regardless of price for the thing itself.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Callum

    MGS3DS or 3D Ocarina bundle and it’s a day one regardless of price. I need this.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Bloodyghost

    MGS,SSF4, Ocarina, Paper Mario, and more! I am in!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. sickpuppysoftware

    I’d be hoping for a £150ish price tag.

    By hope I mean “I won’t pay more than”

    #8 4 years ago
  9. cookiejar

    I’d give it a punt for that price.

    I haven’t bought Nintendo hardware in years!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    199.99 then?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Bloodyghost

    I will pay up to 230 no more. I think the price tag will be 210 dollars now.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. LOLshock94

    last time mgs was on a nintendo console it was fucking shit (MGS 1)

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Bloodyghost

    @12 well this one looks better. Also I do not want to feel asleep playing it.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Tomo

    What the fuck?! People are seriously considering paying 200 quid for a 3DS?!

    The original one was only 100 quid! I’m expecting a £150 price tag, which will be too much for me. £125 and we’re talking.

    200 quid seriously… You can get a fucking Wii and games for that.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. LOLshock94

    if theres a R43d card then il buy it :)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Madlink

    @ Tomo
    You didn’t seriously think it would come out at £150 did you? Sure the original DS was only £99, but the models since have only pushed the price further up.
    The latest model, the DSi XL, launched with an RRP of £159.99.
    If the 3DS releases within the next six months at £200 or below, then I’d consider that pretty fair pricing.

    “You can get a fucking Wii and games for that”
    It is crazy how cheap you can get a Wii nowadays. GAME, and I’m sure other places, are selling their preowned Wii hardware for £79.99!

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Happy Hardon Harry


    The 3DS won’t be £200 (or over), that’s for sure, Nintendo aren’t in the market of producing highly priced hardware, they want their systems to be mainstream and such a price tag, whatever it may be at launch, will no doubt reflect this.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Spaced Oddity

    £199/229 Euros/$249 at launch
    And it’ll still sell more than the $249 PSP did.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. bugmenot

    i’m going with £229. There’s enough tech premium in there for nintendo to justify it. How many autostereoscopic devices are there on the market? If the dsixl is £150 and this has a vastly improved processor, memory, screen(s), motion sensor, on top of the old ds processors for backward compatibility(arm9+arm7), what is likelyhood it will be just £50 more?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Crysis

    @bugmenot, i could buy 2 Wiis or 2 360 Arcades @£229

    #20 4 years ago
  21. frostquake

    Cullen you need to translate those German Euros into American Dollars for those of us who are in the USA??

    Thanks :)

    #21 4 years ago
  22. bugmenot

    i appreciate that but you cant compare as yet unreleased 2011-tech prices to 2005-tech prices in 2010.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. 2plus2equals5

    Good price, but am i the only one who thinks that touchscreen- based games will disappear?

    #23 4 years ago

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