DS Prices Dropping Around the World
Yesterday was a big day for the DS. Or, rather, yesterday was the day that we learned that a big DS day is coming. First, Kotaku reported that all iterations of the DS still in stores are getting price drops in Japan and that the DSi XL is getting some new colors. Then, Eurogamer reported that the prices on all DS models are also dropping in the UK. Both sites say the drops are coming the weekend after E3, where Nintendo will officially reveal the 3DS, and the new XL colors will arrive in stores that same weekend.
The thought has been since the 3DS was first mentioned that the announcement could hurt sales of the currently-on-the-market models, so the price drops were inevitable. Whether or not the drops are enough to encourage folks to buy current models and not wait for the 3DS remains to be seen, obviously. More details (and pictures) at the links.