3DS: Higher price allows 'robust online' features

Analyst pipes in on $300 Japanese price tag

The $300 Japanese price tag of the Nintendo 3DS has allowed Nintendo to incorporate a "more robust online network" for the handheld, among other features.

That's according to EEDAR games analyst Jesse Divnich, who said today he believes the higher price point of the Nintendo handheld won't matter when considering the quality of its features.

He said:

"The higher price point allows Nintendo to incorporate new features such as 3D movies, camera, and game support as well as incorporating a more robust online network to aid Nintendo in evolving their product from a single-use, games only platform to supporting the plethora of media and entertainment options that consumers have become accustom to using on their handheld devices such as the PSP, Smart Phones, and Tablet Computers."

Back in June fellow industry analyst Michael Pachter made his own predictions for the 3DS, telling CVG he reckons it'll quickly shift 10 million units.

This morning Nintendo forecast it'll sell four million Nintendo 3DS consoles in its first month.

Money, money, money.