Rumour: 3DS set for December launch

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 14:01 GMT By Joe Anderson


3DS could be set for a December launch, in a move to emulate that of the Wii.

According to a CVG informant, Nintendo will start to market the device towards the end of October, with limited stock arriving in stores just before Christmas.

“Early indications to us are that the launch is going to emulate Wii in December,” said the source. “We’ve been informed that Nintendo wanted a long run-up to Christmas, but now it’s going to be a close-run thing. We’re not expecting a lot of stock before next year.”

CVG did contact Nintendo and was told, “Any dates currently being discussed are pure rumour and speculation as we have not confirmed any specific dates publicly.”

Nintendo announced 3DS at E3 last week, re-confirming the handheld will launch before the end of its financial year on March 31.