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Nintendo says gamers will be able to get its forthcoming handheld console - sorry, "personal entertainment system" - the 3DS, on 25 March. Today it revealed a bunch of features to whet appetites while they wait. The much anticipated device will hit Europe two days before the US and although prices are to be set by retailers, …

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WTF?

$250 or £230

Are they trying to compete with Microsoft?

Grey import it is then...

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That price..

>£230

For a handheld that has had a region lock slapped on it, has crap for battery life...no ninty, just no. Hopefully someone can "help" with that there lock.

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Joke

Me? The 13th Duke of Wybourne?

Playing 'Dead or Alive'?

In 3D?

On a touchscreen?

With my reputation?

What were they thinking?

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FAIL

Over priced

Way over priced for what you get. It's cheaper to get Samsung's new Android MP3 Player come gaming phone without a phone thingy.

Now, chop £100 off that price and maybe, but £220?! you have to be kidding me!

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StreetPass

"StreetPass, a tool that automatically links devices as they cross paths - even when running in sleep mode."

That'll do wonders for the disappointing battery life...

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/01/10/nintendo_3ds_launch_specs/

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Same price as a PS3 console then.

WTF?

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Thanks for screwing UK buyers

So $250 = £230 ?

To quote Dragons Den "thanks, but I'm out".

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Bluetooth?

If Nintendo is smart, it will be Bluetooth enabled so as to be used as a classic controller for the Wii. Especially if you want to share Mii's between console and portable.

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$/£ <= Is not a valid title!

OK, I know that US prices are quoted sans sales tax (usually around 7 or 8%, not our 20%) but even so, as usual the price comparison is lousy!

Check my maths for me, I'm assuming the £230 price quoted is including VAT;

$250 = ~£156 OK...

$250 + 8% Sales Tax = $270 = ~£168 <= Price that should be used for comparison!

£156 + 20% Sales Tax (VAT) = £187 <= The difference in tax rates accounts for £19 (£187 - £168)

So how can they account for the other £43 ([£230 - £156] + £19) price difference. It doesn't cost that much to ship a single DS from the US, even assuming they were shipped to the US from China/Taiwan and then back to the UK!

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UK/EU price premium

I was going to buy a 3DS at launch. But not with that price premium. Who do Nintendo think they are kidding?

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ya wha?

"kiddy stuff like exclusive Shaun the Sheep videos"

I love Sean the Sheep!

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Thanks Nintendo Europe

>£200 for a region locked handheld..

..more expensive than a Xbox 360.

This could be a hard sell

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Perhaps I'm being picky...

... but having "3D" in so many game titles seems a little redundant on a 3D console.

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