Yow. As excited as I am to get my grubby sandwich clamps on Nintendo's newest bit of silicon child pacifier, the prospects of it being priced much higher than what the original DS retailed for is a bit off-putting to say the least.
Last night Nintendo's media dump revealed that the follow-up to the company's ultra-successful DS bows in Japan on Feb. 26 for the eye-popping price of ¥25,000, which at the current exchange rate clocks in at $300. If the pricing history of its previous systems are any indication, that won't be the U.S. price. But when it does hit our shores some time in March, it will still be far north of the $149 launch price of the DS.
Still… it's hard to resist saving up and getting ready to stand in line when presented with such sublime geekery as this: