N-Gage Now cheaper
3/14/2005 11:35:00 PM
Still waiting to buy an N-gage? Well now's your chance as the price on the device and the software is being dropped dramatically. You can now score the N-Gage QD for around $100 and games at price points $14.99 and $24.99. It's a shame more people don't try this out as it's actually a solid phone and gaming platform.
Nokia Announces New Price Point For N-Gage QD and Games
New prices help fuel consumer demand for mobile gaming
March 14, 2005 â€“ Nokia today announced new pricing for N-Gage QD and games. The new price points are $99.99 prepaid for an N-Gage QD and $14.99 to $24.99 price tiers for N-Gage games.
â€œThese new price points make it even easier to get your hands on an N-Gage QD and games to experience the thrill of mobile connected gaming,â€ said Gerard Wiener, Director and General Manager, Games, Nokia. â€œThe N-Gage QD combines the best of phones and games which means itâ€™s always with you when you need a quick fix of gaming. Our latest N-Gage titles provide great gaming experiences, whether itâ€™s a four-player Bluetooth session of Snakes, or providing back-up for your friendâ€™s Pathway to Glory platoon on the other side of the world through the N-Gage Arena.â€
This new price point will allow select retailers like GameStop and Musicland to offer the N-Gage QD for $99.99 as a prepaid solution and potentially even less through operator channels depending on service contracts. The new pricing for N-Gage games also makes it easier for N-Gage fans to pick up the latest N-Gage titles at even more attractive prices. Tom Clancyâ€™s Splinter Cell: Chaos TheoryTM, available at the end of this month, will be the first new N-Gage game to launch with the adjusted pricing levels, while the existing games catalog will benefit immediately from the new prices.
â€œHaving the N-Gage QD available in the US market at $99.99 as a prepaid wireless alternative provides a very simple â€œcash and carryâ€ solution and is also a very attractive consumer price,â€ said Andrew Elliott, Senior Manager, Games and Channel Business Development for the Americas. â€œThe N-Gage QD and its games, which offer engrossing game play, 3D capabilities, and support the multiplayer community, offer a very compelling experience at a superior value.â€
Nokia expects the new prices to be reflected in channel on March 17, 2005 and later in some retail and carrier store locations