With the 3DS, Nintendo decided to take a different, more expensive route.
The 3DS launched for $250 in the United States, making it the most expensive handheld the company has ever released.
Even the new reduced price of $170, while $80 cheaper, will be relatively expensive compared to Nintendo’s history.
Is 3ds still relevant?
The 3DS will very likely not be supported until 2025, but it may still get Nintendo’s love for a few years. But the 3DS as a money-making platform is well past its prime, which is generally what people mean when they say something is relevant.
Why are DS Pokemon games so expensive?
As for all Pokemon games for Nintendo DS and Gameboy Advance, legitimate copies cost more because of all te counterfeit Pokemon games being sold.
What is new Nintendo 3ds?
The New Nintendo 3DS is a handheld game console developed by Nintendo. It is the fourth system in the Nintendo 3DS family of handheld consoles, following the original Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo 3DS XL, and the Nintendo 2DS.
Should I buy a 3ds or a switch?
There’s no getting around it: Nintendo’s 3DS is far less expensive than the Switch, by at least $100. If you’re looking at price alone, the 3DS is the better deal by a long shot. You can get the largest, newest version of the 3DS — aptly named the “New 3DS XL” — with a game included for somewhere in the range of $150.
Is the 3ds dead?
The 3DS isn’t officially dead: Nintendo has said that it plans to continue supporting the platform. But the launch of a dedicated handheld Switch suggests the company’s portable game efforts could be focused on the Switch, not the 3DS, moving forward.