Originally Posted by Z Overlord
So PC Gaming isn't good then
Windows marketed Windows 7 as increased productivity and "the best platform for gaming". It's one of the purposes of the OS, you know.
I agree with you in the fact of the handheld device. I carry my smartphone but I do not carry my DS, mainly because I don't need it every day, but I do need the phone. If I do long trips (>1h) by train, or by passenger on a car, I carry my DS (so do I when I go to the pooper, but that's another thing
Hell, class I play Tetris and Minesweeper on my HP 50g in class, and it's a graphing calculator, not a handheld gaming console
Anyways, 100$ might be the raw price of the components. They have to add marketing, the I+D involved, the production process, and the energy cost. I'd be surprised if they got more than $20 out of each console they sell.
Nintendo's not the kind of company that loves to sell expensive stuff, you know. If the 3DS is expensive is because it's expensive for them to manufacture it.