Get your game face on, because Black Friday is almost here. And to celebrate, Nintendo is bringing new hardware to the market the re-ignite sales of its increasingly sluggish-selling DS system.
Panasonic wants the masses to ditch conventional handheld consoles like the PSPgo and DSi. The future - Panasonic believes - lies in a "device concept" specifically geared for online gaming.
Nintendo issued a press release that basically says, "Nobody should buy a Nintendo DSi or DSi XL for the next 13 days!" That's because on September 12, they'll be $20 cheaper.
Nintendo is determined to prevent its 3DS handheld console from falling victim to rampant piracy.
After 6 consecutive years of revenue growth, the company behind the Wii may finally be reaching the point of diminishing returns - it has just posted its first profit decline since 2004.
A skeptical Sony spokesperson has questioned the logic of Nintendo's decision to market a 3D handheld device.