Nintendo 3DS news coming Jan. 19

Mario Factory holding New York event to unveil its plans for North American release of the glasses-free 3D handheld.

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In late September, Nintendo dated and priced the 3DS…for Japan. The handheld, which offers up 3D visuals without the need for glasses, will arrive in the island nation on February 26, 2011, and sell for a steep ¥25,000 ($299). The system will be available in Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black hues upon launch.

The 3DS's US price and exact launch date will likely be revealed on Jan. 19.

During the same announcement, Nintendo said that the 3DS will arrive in Europe and the US sometime in March--but it did not give a US price for the device. Many questions about the portable's cost will likely be answered on January 19, when Nintendo holds a press event in New York City dedicated to the 3DS. The all-day event will feature a presentation by Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, as well as hands-on gameplay for the press in attendance.

Nintendo first announced the 3DS during its 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference, laying out a sizable number of first-party titles, including Kid Icarus: Uprising, Star Fox 64 3D, Paper Mario, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Later, the publisher also confirmed a strong lineup of third-party support for the 3DS, with titles like Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D - The Naked Sample, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Pro Evolution Soccer, Dead or Alive 3D, Resident Evil Revelations, Ninja Gaiden, Pac-Man & Galaga, and Dragon Ball all getting the 3D treatment, as well as a spate of unnamed titles from such developers as Harmonix, Take-Two, Atlus, AQ Interactive, Disney Interactive Studios, Hudson Soft, Majesco, Marvelous Entertainment, and Sega. Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 11 will also debut on the portable around the time of its launch.

Discussion

352 comments
cul8r000
cul8r000

Oh man, I really hope that price drops for America. Its about as expensive as a console, and the games are nuts too. But I am really excited. It looks sweet. The games are going to be great from day one, a first for most Nintendo systems. And with great follow up, I think the 3DS could be the best part of 2011.

nilfheim123
nilfheim123

gamestop told me the release date,June 1st

AlphaPac22
AlphaPac22

:)))))) aweeesomeeeeee cant wait

shadowchronicle
shadowchronicle moderator

When did 3D add value? Its the games on 3DS thats good.

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nilfheim123
nilfheim123

i wonder how much games will cost. probably a lot

nilfheim123
nilfheim123

it would be smart to make one though, capcom would be taking showers in money!

beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

might get this together with kid incarius as a starter then its show time!

darkraiders
darkraiders

@nilfheim123 I sure want a monsters hunter 3D but i really doubt we will see one.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

$200 is what I will pay. $250 if it is really amazing.

nilfheim123
nilfheim123

2011! the greatest year for gamers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nilfheim123
nilfheim123

who wants monster hunter 3d!!!!!!!!!?

nilfheim123
nilfheim123

DID ANYONE HEAR ABOUT oops caplock the new virtual reality console tey are making

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

My sister has lazy eye(not one eye pointing the wrong way,but one eye has poor sight),and so may not be able to see the 3D clearly.But she'll still be begging me to let her play with it cause of all the awesomeness.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

Interesting that GS hasn't had anything about the announcement Nintendo made that children under 6 shouldn't use the 3D.It's bad for their developing eyes.But 3DS wins here anyway,because only it has the ability to adjust,or turn off completely the 3D effects,protecting the eyes.All other 3D tech is a no go for little eyeballs.Another reason the 3DS rocks is that even if you can't view the 3D for one health reason or another,you can still enjoy the massive pile of new and enhanced features it has.The 3D is just icing on the cake so to speak.

Kaosblade141
Kaosblade141

Just give me ocarina of time 3D already! :D

Jipset
Jipset

The reason why they're waiting so long to announce the price is because it's gonna be ******** expensive. Nintendo even said the price is gonna be high because of the hype. Sorry Nintendo, but that ***** for the birds.

Axel450
Axel450

cant wait for this with MegaMan Legends 3, Legend of Zelda: OoT, and (finally!) the Star Fox 64 remake we've all been waiting for!

ChaosDynasty
ChaosDynasty

3DS is price $300 US dollars in Japan. My guess for a US price. nintendo made so much profit from wii and ds sales, that they CAN afford a price drop for the 3DS. my guess is it will only a $50 price drop for the 3DS. $100 drop is too much.OR their other option, if they get carried away with their greed is to just charge US gamers $300.

Flint247
Flint247

A Flipnote Studio 3D would rock my socks!

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

@ Wolflink001: I hope they make posters of that! BTW,has anyone been wondering if they'll be able to make a Flipnote Studios 3d? Homemade 3D animations would ROCK!

HungryLuma
HungryLuma

@hannify They're really that much?! Geez, you'd be better off taking some from the Movie Theater than paying that much for a pair. ;)

SMGplayer
SMGplayer

Why's a lot of people complaining about the price? This thing can project 3D without the use of 3D Glasses, so of course it'd be a lot of money. If anything, it could have been a lot more. :P

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

If an unlocked iPhone can sell for $700, this should not be that bad a deal !!!

Flint247
Flint247

@FamousCalibu I definitely agree. People are still comparing this with PS3 or 360. LOL.

mechag2
mechag2

Hot damn! The 3DS can't come soon enough. Bring it! ^_^ The only thing that could make this even better is if LucasArts announced a fully upgraded Star Wars: Rogue Squadron trilogy compilation for it (or Wii)! lol :-P

93BlackHawk93
93BlackHawk93

First party support + Strong third party support + good graphics = Heaven

HungryLuma
HungryLuma

@FamousCalibur Mhm, agreed. Best hand-held of all time.

FamousCalibur
FamousCalibur

Its really annoying hearing everyone talk about how expensive it is. Hello people! It has 3D with no need glasses(including both games and movies), Wii-Graphics (which is hard on a handheld in the first place, even the PSP cell processors aren't as high as the Wii), Wi-Fi connection, camera for 3D pictures, and what else can we expect. Now personally I won't get it for a while since I am already satisfied with the systems and games I have, but enough about the high price, the greatest things in life aren't cheap, but this is a masterpiece.

Oni_Taedo
Oni_Taedo

@taxonomic Yeah, the DS had quality as well. Just about EVERYTHING Nintendo, Capcom, Sega, and Square had put out. I mean, heck, Chrono Trigger, Mario and Luigi 3, and Megaman ZX (it's similar to Castlevania, and many people consider those to be RPGs) alone, are better than ALL the JRPGs on the PSP. So, the PSP doesn't really have that many quality titles. Star Ocean is the best one on the PSP, and even that was sub-par. That, and Phantasy Star is an awful series. Except the fourth one, that one was rad.

HungryLuma
HungryLuma

@HollowNinja I don't see anything wrong with it. Since you're the only person complaining, it's not that big of a deal.

Wolflink001
Wolflink001

The look on Sony's face when the 3DS launches is what I look foward to seeing.

oneligas
oneligas

finally virtual boy 2.0 ha ha

Arcadia_Roxas
Arcadia_Roxas

I'll probably be getting this in July for my birthday, so hopefully there's somewhat of a price drop by then.

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

$300 is way to high I can go buy a ps3 for that much -_- $250 is the highest this thing should be.

Dreski83
Dreski83

$300... I guess Nintendo isn't as crazy as everyone assumes.

digi-demon
digi-demon

Ouch!, my bank balance is hurting just at the thought of buying two of these.. ( one for me and one for my missus - too good to share ;) )