Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Nintendo DSi Updates

Nintendo DSi
Suppliers in Japan have posted their prices for the first batch of NDSi which is scheduled to arrive on Friday or Monday of next week. The average listing price is JPY26,500 which means our cost is US$277.64 per unit as of this morning's exchange rate of US$1 to ¥95.43. If we import them for customers, our retail price will be US$292.50.

We're leery of paying such high prices since better deals will be forthcoming in the next 2-3 weeks as additional supplies make it to market. We'll contact customers today with news on the pricing. Please note the following caveats:

1) It is unlikely that we'll receive enough NDSi units this week to fill all orders. As such, it may take up to 3 weeks to fill your order.
2) If the price drops in the marketplace before we fill your order, we will adjust the pricing for you automatically.
3) NCS expects mostly white NDSi units this week due to potential short supplies of the black NDSi from our vendors.

Due to the current level of pricing, NCS recommends that customers wait 2-3 weeks for prices to drop to more reasonable levels. There's a good likelihood that prices will drop $50-$60 when the second batch makes it to market in mid-late November. One factor that might prevent this expected price drop would be the continued erosion of the US dollar against the Japanese yen.

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