Nintendo Lowering 3DS AC Adapter Prices in Japan

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[citation][nom]gilgamex[/nom]No AC adapter? What the hell is this cheap ass move?[/citation]I wonder that myself.. Why a handheld game wouldn't include an AC adapter? To save $5?
 

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[citation][nom]gilgamex[/nom]No AC adapter? What the hell is this cheap ass move?[/citation]
Reminds me of printers not including a USB port
 

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[citation][nom]xerroz[/nom]Reminds me of printers not including a USB port[/citation]

Do you mean cable, or port? Id it doesn't have a cable, then it's like the situation in the article and your comment makes sense. If you meant port, then chances are that the printer had a parallel, serial, firewire, or some other sort of port and if not, then it's probably a wireless printer of some sort.
 

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[citation][nom]gilgamex[/nom]No AC adapter? What the hell is this cheap ass move?[/citation]

All phones in Japan until at least 2011 did not come with AC chargers either. This is because they used a universal charging port across all phones on all carriers (except iPhone) and you could pick a charger up for $1.5 at any store. Also, most consumers had chargers already since the standard had been in place for half a decade or more, so including AC chargers with each phone would have been a waste.

The 3DS LL may be in the same situation, though I'm not certain on this one.
 
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HEY NINTENDO. stop changing the charging port every 2 models. find a standardized port and stick with it.
 

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That's from $19 down to about $12 for those of you who are wondering what the exchange rate is.
Great article by a lazy researcher... /sarcasm
 

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[citation][nom]eddieroolz[/nom]All phones in Japan until at least 2011 did not come with AC chargers either. This is because they used a universal charging port across all phones on all carriers (except iPhone) and you could pick a charger up for $1.5 at any store. Also, most consumers had chargers already since the standard had been in place for half a decade or more, so including AC chargers with each phone would have been a waste.The 3DS LL may be in the same situation, though I'm not certain on this one.[/citation]


And better for the environment not having landfills full of old chargers leaking god knows what kind of stuff into the groundwater.
 
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