3DS price wars begin as Sainsbury's breaks the £200 barrier
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced it will sell the upcoming Nintendo 3DS for just £199.99 becoming the first national retailer to drop the portable games console below the £200 mark.
Following the official European unveiling of the Nintendo 3DS last month in which the glasses-free 3D pocket-friendly games console was pegged with a March 25th UK arrival, the majority of UK retailers earmarked the revolutionary gadget with a £229.99 price tag.
Whilst this lofty price point has steadily been reduced over the past weeks, Sainsbury's has become the first retailer to offer the 3DS for under £200 as standard. Online outlet ShopTo.Net recently dropped the console's price to just £199.85 for a 'limited time only'.
Chasing the low-end Sainsbury's pricing for the 3DS, Amazon, Play.com and fellow supermarket Asda are all currently offering the device for pre-order at £202.
Eager gamers looking to take advantage of the orange supermarket's 3DS deal ahead of the console's release next month can pre-order the device now either online or via one of the chain's 300 larger stores. Sweetening the deal those venturing to a physical outlet to place their orders will be rewarded with 1000 bonus Nectar points.
Speaking on the Sainsbury's offering the retailer's chief games buyer Gurdeep Hunjan said: “If you're looking for a Nintendo 3DS, this is a great way to secure one now and save some cash.”