Na de prijsverlagingen van de Xbox en PS2 lijkt ook Nintendo niet achter te blijven, want het Japanse bedrijf zou de prijs van de GBA naar 80 dollar gaan verlagen. De prijs van de handheld zou in Europa in de komende maanden moeten gaan dalen. Door de mini console 20 dollar goedkoper te maken hoopt men de verkopen in aanloop naar de kerst te stimuleren.Reports last month from sources close to Nintendo Japan suggested that the DS will arrive at $179.95 in North America on November 11th; however, since then it's been suggested that the device could be even cheaper, with a $149.99 price point being mooted by some US retailers.

No equivalent European price cut has been mentioned as yet, but retail sources in the UK told us this morning that a GBA SP price cut is widely expected in the run up to Christmas, with news of the US cut driving speculation that the European cut will come sooner rather than later.