The Allure Media offices were filled with passionate discussion yesterday about what price Nintendo would unveil for the 3DS handheld. Mark from Kotaku was adamant we’d see a $399 price point and a March 31 launch, while I was leaning towards a $379 price point on the same day. We were both partially wrong.
Nintendo announced official pricing at an event last night, and it’s relatively good news. $350 and available from March 31. That’s still a premium over the $US250 price our American friends will enjoy, but on the relative scale of US to AU Nintendo pricing, it’s still a step forward.
The question now is who’s going to buy one?