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I might get one come the next iteration, and gobble up a cheap 1st gen, when there's a few rpg's stock piled up =)
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I just because it's NOT ITS PURPOSE so a dedicated handheld is lightyears above it in terms of gaming.
So PC Gaming isn't good then

Anyways, I should have elaborated more. I realized that most of my DS/PSP Gaming was at home...which defeats the purpose of handhelds.

And I hate how some developers put long awaited sequels to console games on DS instead, I mean all serious gaming should be on a home platform, it's just a better experience.

So I put a phone in my pocket instead of a DS or giant brick (PSP) everywhere I go.
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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.
   
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That is actually a very high cost of parts for a retail product.Basically they are not making any money on the hardware I bet.
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I <3 my 3DS
    
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I paid 250 WITH taxes...
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I don't think the 3DS will have the success of the DS, it's just too expensive for younger kids, and most older gamers are probably going for the NGP. I haven't bought a handheld since the Gameboy, but if I was to buy one I would get the NGP.
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Wow. That's a pretty small profit margin. I remember working on low volume products where we would put $300 worth of components in, and then sell them $5,000. But, we would only sell a few hundred, and that has to cover the cost of R&D.
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I wanna try one out... No intent on buying however. Too broke, and also portable handhelds never seem to satisfy.
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I agree that portable handhelds dont satisfy, im giving them one more chance though buying a ds lite. $250 for a 3ds that includes 3d i dont even care about is simply too much.
If you guys are into retro gaming (PS1 and older, including arcade and some dos) then a device like the GP2x Wiz is great, designed for homebrew and hacking and it is only $110 now.
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I stopped caring about handhelds ever since smartphones became the norm.
GFT, if I want to play a game on the go, I just fire one up on my phone. I always have my phone on me, but I barely have my DS/PSP. I actually still have first gen on both of them, hacked to play ROMs and the like, and I still don't use them.
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