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!