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Friday, January 25, 2008

Nintendo DS Still In Short Supply

The Nintendo DS sold almost 2.5 million units in December 2007 and there were reports of shortages of the console all over the US. It is nearing the end of January and there are still shortages of all Nintendo DS colors.

The best way to determine if an item is in short supply is to check the prices people are paying. If people are willing to pay more than retail value of $129.99 then the Nintendo DS is hard to find at retail so people will pay more to get it. The Black, Pink, and even White DS's are all selling for more than retail price. Below are the charts of the Nintendo DS prices for the past year.

Black Nintendo DS Price - January 25th, 2008
Price and Chart for Black Nintendo DS
Pink Nintendo DS Price - January 25th, 2008
Price and Chart for Pink Nintendo DS
White Nintendo DS Price - January 25th, 2008
Price and Chart for White Nintendo DS

Prices in January are actually higher than December for all three consoles so the console is harder to find in January than in December. They are starting to come down in price some so maybe Nintendo is finally shipping some systems into stores.

Anecdotally, I haven't seen a Nintendo DS near me for the past week. Are you noticing the same shortages where you live? Or are they easy to find? Let me know in the comments section below.

Prices come from VideoGamePriceCharts.com

1 comments :

TanookiTravis said...

I suppose the higher priced Pink DS makes sense because I haven't seen one in stores for going about 3 months. I have been keeping an eye on the DS in stores too because I am super tempted to buy a Black DS and sell my white one. But alas, I must hold off.

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