Recently Nintendo has announced an upcoming price cut for the DS Lite and DSi systems in Japan and Europe. The price cuts will happen on June 18th. The expected drop in price is expected to range from £20-£30 (Europe) and 20,000 YEN- 30,000 YEN (Japan) for both DS models. So if you’re thinking about purchasing a new DS Lite or DSi you may want to wait a little bit longer. Even if you’re not in Japan or Europe price cuts usually follow across the board as time goes on. Plus, E3 is next week which is another reason to hold off on any major gaming purchases.
If these price cuts become global it could easily act as a boost in sales for the two DS models. Additionally, this could be a sign of something to come over the horizon. Maybe an E3 announcement is upcoming for the much talked about Nintendo 3DS, releasing the models in different colors (which Nintendo is known for), or something else portable related to be revealed at E3. It would make sense for the Lite model to receive a drop in price because it has been on the market for quite some time now, but the DSi is still fairly new. Either way all will be answered in one week.
If there is any chance that you can’t wait to get in on these deals and you don’t reside in Europe nor Japan, there is always Play-Asia.com which allows you to import consoles from Japan. Although it will likely balance out once shipping cost are calculated in.
So are you guys hoping that the price cuts finally go global?