Another no brainer. Rumors have been swirling for months now about the next handheld product from Nintendo being a 3D version of the DSi. Today Japan gets a few new colors for it’s DSi XL along with a slash in the price.
In conjunction with the new range of consoles, the DSi XL (or DSi LL as it’s known there) will have its price cut in Japan from ¥20,000 (USD$220) to ¥18,000 (USD$195). The DSi will also see a drop, from ¥18,900 (USD$200) to ¥15,000 (USD$165). And the DS Lite? It’s recommended price goes from ¥16,800 to whatever the hell retailers want to charge, so they can clear out their stock.
This is obviously to make way for the new console. Can’t have to old models cluttering up the shelves when the shiny new one comes out.
I am undecided about the 3DSi. I of course hate the idea of 3D gaming. I have always felt 3D is a cheesy lack luster effect that people often mistake for awesomeness.
But I heard a rumor that the 3D effect on the new 3DSi will be able to toggle on and off. But if the 3D effect is the only new addition to this same old handheld then I’m pretty sure I will save my money.
As will all of these rumors, it’s wait and see for E3.