Yesterday Nintendo announced that it would be reducing the price of the 3DS, only four months after launch. What does this mean for Nintendo and its struggling handheld. Is it a sign of weakness, a sign of competition from PS Vita and smartphones, or simply a sign of the times?
We were expecting Nintendo to (perhaps) slash the price of its current console next month. But we may see a cheaper Wii in North America as soon as Monday, if reports from US retailer Target are accurate.
Starting September 12, Nintendo will be dropping the price of the DSi to $US150 and the price of the DSi XL to $US170. The DS Lite will remain at $US130.