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At what price would you be compelled to buy a DS?  

  1. 1. At what price would you be compelled to buy a DS?

    • 200+,... I'd pay anything to sleep with the big N's toys
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    • $180-199,... Money grows on trees,... doesn't it?
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    • $150-179,... I ain't rich, but I need my DS fix!
    • $130-149,... Bigger than a penny, smaller than a X-box!
    • $110-129,... Feed the need to game, P.B.& J's until payday
    • $90-109,... Gimmie a deal, the real $$'s made software sales
    • $89 or less,... I need a DS to call my home planet Exus-Zion


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Thank you for fixing it Ed! I don't know why it got messed up, but it almost looked like a glitch. The beginning of every line getting chopped off? Weird.

 

Oh, and back on topic,.... I chose, $90-109. Although if you read the DS thread you may have already figured that was just about my answer.

 

I would love the system, but I have a hard time justifying the price realative to the other gaming dvices available. Of course it'll be new and cool, but if it were say a year old, would it be on the same price level as the top of the line home consoles? I have to say, I will be sitting on the fence until the system is released and reviews are flooding in. If the cool factor is too much and the features are all that, I may just end ammeding my answer in the thread. ;)

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I voted $130-149, but I'd probably be willing to swing up into the next mentioned price bracket as well.

 

Looking at the pricing trends for Nintendo's past handhelds:

 

1989 - Original Gameboy - $169

1995 - Virtual Boy - $180

1996 - Gameboy Pocket - $???

1998 - Gameboy Color - $80

2001 - Gameboy Advance - $99

2003 - GBA SP - $99

2004 - DS - $???

 

My SWAG is that it will be in the $150-179 bracket most likely.

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I figure it will cost $149, and I'm fine with that price. Being backwards-compatible is the kicker. I doubt I'll be buying a bunch of new launch games, save for Metroid.

 

:?

 

Why would you spend $149 on a system that you would really only use for backwards compatibility? Why wouldn't you just stick with the GBA or SP for that?

 

You forgot the last choice, not compelled to buy a DS at any price

 

Yes, it looks like I forgot that choice. I did intend to have it though. Just another reason to allow users to edit thier own polls. Kelly,??

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Originally posted by JTello@Sep 2 2004, 09:10 AM

Just another reason to allow users to edit thier own polls. Kelly,??

My memory is hazy, but this might be a limitation of the software and the nature of polls. If anyone could edit polls, Joe Pita could create a "Will you buy Halo 2?" poll, let it run for a week and then change the "Yes" answer to "Yes, as long as I can get fellatio from my pet goat."

 

That's a pretty extreme example, but I think once people have voted, any change -- however minor and well-intended -- can change the characterizatoin of the already-placed votes. Regardless, you might want to post this request in the Feedback area.

 

And I voted for $90-109. I think the DS has a lot of really neat features, but I'd want to able to buy the DS, a game or two and some extras for $200 or less. I'm not sure that it's realistic, but that would go a long way to convincing me to buy the DS.

 

-j

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Originally posted by JTello@Sep 2 2004, 08:10 AM

Why would you spend $149 on a system that you would really only use for backwards compatibility? Why wouldn't you just stick with the GBA or SP for that?

I want to play DS games, I just don't anticipate buying a bunch of expensive launch games right off the bat. With the DS, I can play both types of games and not have to carry around two devices.

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I choose $0-0. Well ok I'd pay at least a few bucks for it so I could give it away at one of those Christmas white elephant gift exchange thing-uh-muh-bobber dealies. :) In all seriousness I have no interest in handheld gaming and never have. I've already got too many games to play between my Xbox and PC. The thought of playing more games during what is supposed to be time away from that kind of stuff is scary.

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Originally posted by JTello

Funny Mr. Woo, I don't know what your avatar is, but I've always thought it was a screen shot from a GBA game.?.?

 

 

Not sure why you assumed that its a GBA game. Even if it was taken from a GBA game it wouldn't mean I own one or like them. :) It is from one of those ol Neo-Geo games titled King Of Monsters 2. The robot characters name is Cyberwoo. Fascinating isn't it? ;)

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I swore I wasn't going to get one, but I'm going to sell all four of my previous Gameboys and that will cover it.

 

I know the backwards compatibility won't cover my GB and GBC games, but I never play them any more (so those are getting sold as well).

 

I've certainly got enough GB/GBC/GBA stuff to sell to cover the DS and a game or two, maybe a good deal more.

 

So I'll be buying this at launch, despite my previous stance. No out of pocket cost, and I can still play all the GBA games that I love.

 

But I won't pay more than $200 for a PSP, and that is a hardline stance!

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