The Nintendo DS and its counterpart the Nintendo DS Lite, are two of the bestselling video game consoles of all time, running neck and neck with the Playstation, Xbox, and even big brother himself–the Nintendo Wii. According to the NPD Group which perfoms marketing research for a wide range of industries, 3.0 million Nintendo DS Lites were sold in the United States during the month of December 2008 . This breaks the record for the most units sold by a video game manufacturer in one month. Sony held the previous record in which 2.7 million PlayStation 2 units were sold during the month of December 2002.One of the things that makes the Nintendo DS so popular is its portability and the fact that you can purchase the console in twelve different colors. Because of the assorted varieties available some people have started collecting the units. Either they like having a selection to choose from or they think that some day the units will become even more valuable then they are now. Don’t you wish you’d saved that old Atari? I know I do!There are also many different special edition Nintendo DS consoles which make them even more popular and appealing to collectors. These include consoles developed to promote certain movies like Pirates of the Caribbean or those produced to commemorate the release of classic video games such as the Legend of Zelda, Mario vs. Donkey Kong and Final Fantasy.Certain consoles were also produced to raise money for charity like the Nintendo DS Lite Pink Ribbon special edition console. One of my favorite special edition Nintendo DS Lite consoles is the Red Mario. This DS Lite console is bright red and features a white cartoon ‘M’ on the front cover which stands for Mario. This console comes bundled with the New Super Mario Brothers Nintendo DS video game which is based on the original Super Mario Brothers game that was so popular when Nintendo released the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985.You may be able to find some of the newer limited edition Nintendo DS consoles online such as the Ice Blue console which comes bundled with Brain Age, Red Mario and Pink Ribbon. However, some of the other limited edition Nintendo DS Lites may be harder to find such as the Legend of Zelda console which is a gold DS Lite decorated with a Triforce decal in the lower right corner. Only 1000 of these units were produced in the United States along with a silver “Link” version that was released in the United Kingdom. If you’re lucky enough to stumble upon one of these unique and rare Nintendo DS consoles at a garage sale or thrift shop I’d definitely snatch it up (after paying for it of course)!
From the very first time I began playing the new Nintendo, I started looking for a Wii console on sale. Unfortunately, I was surprised to find out that there were not any available in our local stores and that even if there were, they would hardly be on sale. Regardless of the store that went into, the price was going to be the same so there was really no benefit to my shopping around, except for the hope of finding one still on the shelf.Not being one to give up easily, I decided to look on the Internet to see if I could find a Wii console on sale there. I was happy to find that there were some websites on the Internet where the console was readily available. Not only that, I was able to find a bundled deal that brought the price of what I was buying down considerably. Inside the bundle was the extra controller and the nunchucks that I needed in order for the two of us to play the game, right out of the box.Whenever I have somebody over to the house, they always enjoy playing the Nintendo game system and many of them have looked for one for their own home. When they ask me where I got mine, I tell them not to bother looking for a Wii console on sale on the local area. It is a lot easier if you just go onto the Internet and purchase one there. Within a few days, you will have a Nintendo sitting in front of you, no hassles attached.
Could it possibly be true, did the real giant in gaming give the OK to lower the prices of their pride and joy the Xbox 360. This is apparently the rumor that has been circling around. Now this could be an attempt to take some momentum from Sony and their PS3 or is it possibly a way to make room for some new innovation that Microsoft has up their sleeve. Either way this will make the Xbox 360 a definite bargain when it comes to purchasing a video game console.Now begs the question on whether or not Sony will follow suit in lowering their prices on the PS3 and possibly other systems, being their largest competitors with extreme realism in their design of graphics should make this an interesting holiday season for purchasing a console.Apparently these changes will leave the Xbox 360 Pro version with a jaw dropping price tag of around $299.99. Imagine a great system at an affordable price without giving up any extras.With the latest news predicting that we could see the new prices take effect as soon as mid September and adding this could be just the beginning. Let’s hope that the gaming industry picks up on this trend and ensures excellent consoles at cheaper prices. Allowing consumers the ability to purchase more accessories and maybe even have multiple consoles. This is exactly what every consumer desires, more buying power. With this added empowerment you should definitely shop around.Where can you find the better deals? Well, lately I’ve been searching for some new sites and even better buys and I stumbled upon some great deals. I found this to be among the best ways at giving you all the necessities you need for finding a really great video game console [http://www.videogameconsoles.ca] for enduring fun and excitement.