3DS XL: Shipping without an AC
So Nintendo have anounced that the 3DS XL will be shipped without an AC adaptor, or charger for lay folk. This does only apply to Europe and Japan, Americans will get one.
The reason behind this is to cut the cost of buying the console as many people will have a DS already and thus a working AC to use. That is all well and good, but I know for a fact that on release people will trade in their DS which needs the charger to be included in order to reduce the cost of the new console, so how will they use the thing?
What about those people who didn’t buy the 3DS because it was too small or too awkward to use? They have to buy an accessory on top of the console, which you need in order to use it and should have been with the console in the first place. You cannot work off the assumption that most people have your product, its bad customer service and it is bad business. If I had to buy a console AND then pay even more for something that should be included as standard, then I just would not buy either one. Instead of taking bits out to reduce costs, include everything but still lower the price. Consoles sell at a loss on release anyway, but giving a good deal could increase your sales figues substantially.
Finally, why do Americans get one? I fail to understand why they alone get an AC adaptor… But hey, what do I know?
Let me know your thoughts below!
As ever, keep gaming. 🙂