Is Super Street Fighter IV 3DS Setting The Bar For 3DS Game Prices?

Is Super Street Fighter IV 3DS Setting The Bar For 3DS Game Prices?

While Nintendo still mum on how much their 3DS games will cost when the handheld launches, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition is already on sale in Capcom’s store for $US39.99. will this be the price for most 3DS games?

Retailers eager to secure preorders for the hottest Nintendo 3DS titles have been slapping $US39.99 price tags on games like Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3DS Mario Kart 3DS for quite some time now, but the habit of outlets like Amazon and GameStop using placeholder prices in order to facilitate preorders has made them unreliable sources for pricing information outside of official sources.

Well it doesn’t get as official as a game’s developer and publisher, does it?

Capcom has pasted a $US39.99 price tag on Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition for the 3DS, with a bonus Ryu headband lanyard for anyone that buys the game through the company’s store.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that all 3DS games will be released at that price, Super Street fighter IV is a major title for the handheld, and other major titles will likely fall on or close to this price.

This potential early indicator of average prices should come as a relief to North American customers who’ve seen Japanese 3DS game prices approaching those normally seen on full console titles.

Super Street Fighter® IV: 3D Edition (3DS) [Capcom Store – Thanks ChillyBilly!]


  • So with the competitive Australian dollar, that means an Aussie price of $45. At that price I’d buy every launch title. Wait, what do you mean Nintendo doesn’t take the state of the economy into account when pricing games? Dammit! $70 per game, here we come.

  • Anyone who thinks that the pricing for 3DS games in Australia is going to be in the vicinity of AU$39.95, are dreaming. How long has the whole ‘retail in Australia’ debate been going on for? Technically we shouldn’t be paying more than America for any of these products (since our dollar is worth almost as much), but the reality of the situation is that we’re put over a barrel by the powers that be. It’s all about the money, and greed is a powerful thing. I would expect to see these games being sold at no less than $AU59.95.

      • And you would probably be right, Fenixius. I just pulled out a number which I thought might be at the very lowest end of their asking price. I would say that $79.95 is more close to the mark.

      • Well, we’ll see. GBA games were $70 before that, and Gameboy Color were $50. With inflation, it’s remained surprisingly stable.

        After all, $70 today is worth the same as $70 in March.

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