The price of early adoption: Nintendo cutting 3DS to $170

Apart from the dizzy spells, the biggest criticism of Nintendo’s 3DS has been the price. At $250, the handheld game system costs more than some home game consoles, including Nintendo’s own Wii. But the price of the 3DS will be dropping to $170 on Aug. 12, according to an announcement today from the company’s Redmond-based Nintendo… Read More


Xbox 360 on top of U.S. console market, again

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console sold 430,000 units in the U.S. in March, up 28 percent from the same month a year ago, according to data released today by the NPD Group market research firm. That makes it the top-selling console in the U.S. for nine out of the past 10 months, according to NPD. The… Read More


Nintendo 3DS: Ready to pay $250 for a handheld?

Nintendo has said all along that people will need to see its new Nintendo 3DS to fully appreciate the glasses-free 3D effect. In fact, for some people, the effect can be too powerful, even with a built-in depth slider to control the intensity. The device has already launched overseas, and the United States will get… Read More