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Morrisons Cuts Price Of Nintendo 3DS To £187

Supermarket chain Morrisons has cut the price of the Nintendo 3DS to a mere £187, a few pounds cheaper than its next cheapest competing retailers, Amazon and Tesco.

The gaming console can be be preordered instore (with a £10 refundable deposit), at any Morrisons store (more details here (opens in new tab)) and a 3DS related competition will allow four people to win a Nintendo 3DS console and the three Nintendo 3DS games, a package worth around £300.

The Nintendo 3DS consoles will be available for collection in store from the 25th of March - its official launch date - and all consoles must be collected by the 31st of March, after which the orders will be cancelled and the £10 deposit refunded.

Expect other retailers - Tesco especially - to slash the price of the 3DS even more or to propose more game bundles. Nintendo's latest portable console uses parallax technology to deliver 3D content without the need of 3D glasses.

More than 100,000 3DS consoles have been pre-ordered already in the UK and many retailers have also put in place exchange/swappage scheme in order to entice existing customers to buy the new console, which had a suggested retail price of £230.

The 3DS is the only 3D console that has yet been announced on the market and many will be waiting to see whether 3D gaming actually picks up.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.