Nintendo 3DS Will Have Higher Game Prices Than the DS, According to Pachter

Posted By | On 27th, Jul. 2010

Industry analyst Michael Pachter says Nintendo’s upcoming handheld, the 3DS- which will allow players to play three-dimensional games without the need of 3D galsses- will have higher game prices than its predecessor, the DS. He says the new handheld will be “revolutionary” enough to justify the higher price tag on the games and it will still sell like crazy.

“We view the 3DS as a revolutionary device, and expect its launch to spur hardware and software sales,” Pachter said.

“Due to the unique 3DS experience previewed by Nintendo at E3 this year, we believe Nintendo will be able to sell millions of units even at a price of upwards of $250.

“From a software perspective, we believe Nintendo will be able to increase DS software prices, from a blended average of around $25 today to over $29 next year.”

Would you buy games on the 3DS if it had costlier games? Or would you even buy the 3DS? I know I would… tell us what you think via your comments!

[ComputerAndVideoGames]


Tagged With: , , , ,

Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Deathloop’s Creative Director Breaks Down Game’s Design Philosophy

Deathloop’s Creative Director Breaks Down Game’s Design Philosophy

Dinga Bakaba talks about various aspects of the acclaimed title from Arkane in this detailed interview.

Chorus Developer Teases Announcement For Tomorrow

Chorus Developer Teases Announcement For Tomorrow

After almost a full year of no news, it seems we will finally get some type of announcement regarding the spac...

Century: Age of Ashes Has Been Delayed to Steer Clear of Battlefield 2042

Century: Age of Ashes Has Been Delayed to Steer Clear of Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042's new launch date is a bit too close for comfort to Century: Age of Ashes' planned release da...

Titanfall 3 isn’t Going to Happen Anytime Soon, Respawn Says

Titanfall 3 isn’t Going to Happen Anytime Soon, Respawn Says

"We’ve got too many other games in the works right now," says Respawn Entertainment's community coordinator ...

Alan Wake Remastered Could be Tweaked to Connect to Other Remedy Titles

Alan Wake Remastered Could be Tweaked to Connect to Other Remedy Titles

Remedy Entertainment says the upcoming remaster's content will remain largely unchanged, but hints that there ...

Steam Has More Outages Than Xbox Live and PlayStation Network – Report

Steam Has More Outages Than Xbox Live and PlayStation Network – Report

A report by Tooltester reveals that Steam experiences more outages than PlayStation and Xbox Live on average.