Is a Price Drop the Great Equilizer Between the 3DS and PSV?
Posted on Friday, July 29 @ 00:17:59 Eastern by Daniel Bischoff
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OK, OK. I'm not really that upset. I know I haven't written a Revolutionary Rant in quite sometime, and in fact, I was about to this morning before more information about the Nintendo 3DS price-drop came to light. But let's examine the facts, about the inevitability of Nintendo's price-cut, and who's currently got the best shot at dominance in the handheld market.
The NIntendo 3DS was announced at a press conference where an incredible amount of core gaming content was revealed. Nintendo's E3 2010 was extremely well received. E3 2011 was an attempt at repeating that euphoria. Mario-Mario-Mario, ZELDA, 64 Bit NOSTALGIA everyone! Seriously, if it weren't for my love of the Nintendo 64, I wouldn't be in this mess to begin with.
Nothing, absolutely nothing else at E3 2011 matched the revelation that the PlayStation Vita was going to launch at a price that matched the Nintendo 3DS. When $249.99 appeared on screen behind the suits as Sony, the audience gasped and immediately launched into applause... or maybe it was just the fanboys I was sitting next to.
So there I was, paying $600 for a License to Cool. Seriously, I was going to a party the next day. After lusting for the device for months, the price tag was worth it to me. Little did I know, 2 months later Apple would drop the price by $200. Was I upset? YES, GODDAMIT! $600 was a lot to me, and frankly, the magic of being a total-douchey-show-off-who- everyone-happens-to-hate-at-parties wears off in about a month's time.
Goddam you Nintendo for making me an early adopter all over again. But hey, I get that you want people to question whether they should get a Nintendo 3DS or a PlayStation Vita this fall and I've come up with the answer to that question....
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