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I think $349 is a solid starting price... But as of right now, who knows. Most likely won't be over 400 imo just seems far fetched for a Ninty console. 



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Squilliam said:

People will pay $350 if they think the system is worth it. For most people $350 is affordable, the question really is whether it is desireable enough at $350? In the end Nintendo will probably pack in just enough software and hardware so that the average user could buy the console and come home with the box and enjoy a satisfying experience.


I agree; I think it will be $350/300 euros.

It is using parts from circa ~2008.



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homer said:
Conegamer said:

I expect 80GB min HDD, 1080P,  Blu-Ray and 3 times the power of the PS3, with 3DS controller. All for $299.

It won't be under $250, otherwise the home console<Portable. That doesn't happen.


3 times as powerful as the ps3, and 3ds controller for less than $300???

Keep dreaming bud...

The 3DS wouldn't come with the console... It'd just be an option for a controller

and PS3 tech is pretty cheap now, no reason $300 can't be done



Play4Fun said:
Squilliam said:

^ Not very nice to tell people to eat crow.


But...but...I've been waiting for this moment since he started naysaying.

Forgive me. Perhaps I shouldn't have.


I wasn't saying this wouldn't happen AT ALL. Try paying attention to what I write.

Just because the reports were right about a new system doesn't mean that AT THE TIME the rumors were to be taken as gospel. There is a difference.

So I'm not eating crow; you are still wrong for assuming rumors are to be believed before they are confirmed.



A flashy-first game is awesome when it comes out. A great-first game is awesome forever.

Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs

"Too powerful and devs will say 'FK You! We're not going bankrupt to develop on your hardware!' Sony and MS know the budget costs problems devs are having."

EA makes me doubt they would actually do that, considering they didn't make a cent this gen, but still tout high graphics as profitable.



A flashy-first game is awesome when it comes out. A great-first game is awesome forever.

Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs

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miz1q2w3e said:
homer said:
Conegamer said:

I expect 80GB min HDD, 1080P,  Blu-Ray and 3 times the power of the PS3, with 3DS controller. All for $299.

It won't be under $250, otherwise the home console<Portable. That doesn't happen.


3 times as powerful as the ps3, and 3ds controller for less than $300???

Keep dreaming bud...

The 3DS wouldn't come with the console... It'd just be an option for a controller

and PS3 tech is pretty cheap now, no reason $300 can't be done


3 times as powerful though, and a 3ds type controller for 300 USD is ridiculous.



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homer said:
miz1q2w3e said:
homer said:

3 times as powerful as the ps3, and 3ds controller for less than $300???

Keep dreaming bud...

The 3DS wouldn't come with the console... It'd just be an option for a controller

and PS3 tech is pretty cheap now, no reason $300 can't be done

3 times as powerful though, and a 3ds type controller for 300 USD is ridiculous.

3 time as powerful as PS3 isn't as huge of a leap as you seem to think. Sony said PS3 is 35 time more powerful than PS2. While it maight not be exactly that, it's an indication of how to look at the numbers being tossed around.

Also, the 3DS is made up of many components, with the screen being just one. A user posted a tablet with a 6" screen that cost around $50 a few days ago, the controller won't be that much more expensive than current ones.



if they just abandon upgrading their motion tech and just go with this hd screen controller i could see them making a profit at $300 but probably start by selling it for $350 to see how it does there since there will be no other next gen consoles on the market for another year or two. and while it will be competing with ps3 and 360 at launch because the graphics will be similar, this technology innovation/upgrade of the HD screen on the controller that should allow you to play virtual console, wiiware/cafeware, gamecube, non-motion control Cafe, and smartphone touchscreen-type games while the someone else is watching tv will probably be enough in consumers minds to put it on a different playing field than the ps360 rather than just another option.

if its only 3 times as powerful as the ps3/360 there is no reason why they couldn't sell just the console for $250 with a profit in a year and a half based on what the ps3/360 are now. now if the controller at retail costs like $60 (maybe they wouldn't get much profit from the controller sales at launch) now you've got a console that can sell for $310 with profit. throw in such intro software like the wii did with wii sports and you can sell that bad boy for $350 with healthy profit from launch. could probably easily knock that down to $300 in a year if the next-box comes out then.

and remember the controller will just stream from the system, so it just needs the display, not all the computing power. my guess is the screen would be on the low end of HD for cost reasons though, so like 720p, while the system will easily be able to display 1080p at 60fps on a tv screen.



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"and remember the controller will just stream from the system, so it just needs the display, not all the computing power. my guess is the screen would be on the low end of HD for cost reasons though, so like 720p, while the system will easily be able to display 1080p at 60fps on a tv screen."

Has Nintendo themselves actually said this? I want some actual quotes.



A flashy-first game is awesome when it comes out. A great-first game is awesome forever.

Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs

homer said:
Conegamer said:

I expect 80GB min HDD, 1080P,  Blu-Ray and 3 times the power of the PS3, with 3DS controller. All for $299.

It won't be under $250, otherwise the home console<Portable. That doesn't happen.


3 times as powerful as the ps3, and 3ds controller for less than $300???

Keep dreaming bud...

3DS sold seperately

As a package, could be $450, could be quite attractive actually if you want both!!



 

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