Nintendo knows what their customers want and are slow to give in to them. A good example would be their fresh selection of refurbished Nintendo 3DS consoles. The selection includes both common color combos and come with everything included in the new models. They start off at the price point of $169.99 ($10 under the usual price for their refurbished consoles), which is also the price of a bran new model of the original DS.
It isn’t clear as to why Nintendo waited so long or priced it along with the original standard DS. But it looks like they are hoping to move more units perhaps and take business away from GameStop on used hardware. Clearly, it is too early to tell if Nintendo is successfully taking away consumers from GameStop yet or not. However, it wouldn’t surprise us if they did with their warranty on the devices.
The Nintendo 3DS has been plagued with issues ever since it was launched and has been a slow seller for the most part. Why sales has picked up for them, it hasn’t been the cake walk that Nintendo has been wishing for. We shall see how it stands up rest of this year and perhaps even against the Wii U, which is their current stinker.
Tell us, how do you feel about used consoles?