Just around Christmas time i was looking for a DS Lite for my sisters, and they're £100 in the UK and i could only find a package, i couldn't get it alone, it was available for either £130, or £159.99 @ Blockbuster and Gamestation. I saw the psp @ HMV for 129.99 including a free game?
In the past couple of days I've seen the Wii only available in a package for £299 and that was @ gamestation no -one else had one (the package was wiisports, and a game title of your choice), and not sure about the 360, but i know you can get that for cheaper, and now I've seen the PS3 for a whopping £279 at Dixons! ??? when the ps3 came out it was £399?!?
Allot of people I've talked insist that Nintendo is using their lack of stock as a strategy to make it more appealing for people to get something that is rare, i don't think thats true, do you?
Anyway i just wanted to mention the huge price fluctuation's in the UK, and was wondering what everyones thoughts are on this, and if it's happening/happened near you.
I'm guessing that Nintendo didn't make huge profits on the sale of a single consoles, but now with the amount they've sold they must have made billions, and now they're making the money on software/games. How much you reckon they make on a single console?
Forgive any ignorance/offense none intended!
Happy New Year 2008!