Tesco flattens 3DS price to 175

Currys drops tag to 179.

Supermarket Tesco and high-street electronics shop Currys have both lowered the Nintendo 3DS price to under 180.

Tesco is lowest, asking just 175 for the new device, according to MCV. Currys is after 179, wrote TechRadar.

To qualify for that Tesco price, you'll need to buy an accompanying 3DS game in-store.

Curry's will only sell the 3DS for 179 to the first 150 people in line at Currys on Oxford Street, London.

Those 150 people will also get a 75 voucher book, a 5 discount on selected 3DS games, 15 off Wii Fit and 20 off a Wii console.

Supermarket Morrisons and Amazon had offered the joint-lowest 3DS price of 187.

The Nintendo 3DS carries a RRP of 230. But why does it cost so much? Eurogamer's US news correspondent Fred Dutton investigated exactly how much it costs to make a Nintendo 3DS.

The Nintendo 3DS arrives in the UK tonight, at midnight. Eurogamer has already reviewed it.

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