21 May 2006
temptation of the nintendo ds-lite
i've been mulling over whether to buy a nintendo ds-lite
for the last week or so. i've done probably a little bit too much research, and thanks to patricia for checking out some of the prices in hk. here are the price points at different places:
official : ¥16800
- US$148 - HK$1150 - £80
official (2nd june): ¥14640 - US$129
- HK$1000 - £70
hk (+shipping): ¥23000 - US$200 - HK$1550 - £110
: ¥23000 - US$200
- HK$1550 - £110
street price (console only): HK$1280 - US$165
street price (+ mario kart): HK$1600 - US$206
so it looks like the best deal, surprisingly, is the US release which will happen in a couple weeks time. i don't know when the UK release will be, but i'm pretty sure it'll be at least 20% more expensive than the US release price.
not surprisingly, the street price for the ds-lite in hong kong is more expensive than the release price in japan, but only by US$17, and most expensive is liksang and other importers who are selling it for nearly $50 more expensive than japan.
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