You Are To Blame For The 3DS Price Point

by Joe Juba on Sep 30, 2010 at 06:43 AM

This week, Nintendo announced that the 3DS will cost 25,000 Japanese yen (about $300). Does that seem a little too expensive to you? Then maybe you shouldn't have been so excited about the device after its E3 reveal.

Speaking to Bloomberg (via andriasang), Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata explained that the price tag of the 3DS was set based on several factors, one of which was the enthusiastic reception the system received at this year's E3.

In other words, everyone tipped their hand by showing how much they wanted the 3DS, and Nintendo has decided that you're probably willing to pay a premium for the new handheld.

So, there you have it. Never be impressed by anything. Harden your heart, and everything will turn out better.