September 21, 2004

Nintendo DS at $149

Nintendo issued a press release stating the launch price of DS will be $149 on November 21st. The company also raised their forecast for DS from 3.5M to 4M by March of 2005. $149 is a big surprise as most analysts and retail pre-order sites were in the $179 to $199 range. I will post more details later this morning after the Nintendo press conference. Sony responded by announcing a smaller re-designed version of the Playstation 2 which will launch on November 1st at $149. The PSTwo will be 25% smaller and 1/2 the weight of the original model. Read