Rumour: 3DS to launch next March in the UK

Monday, 19th July 2010 11:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt


VG247 has learned this morning that Nintendo is telling UK publishers 3DS will release in Britain next March.

Nintendo is apparently touring British companies for meetings relating to the machine.

We were told no other details.

“That’s rumour and speculation as we’ve not announced any date for 3DS,” said Nintendo UK on the matter this morning.

UK retailers have already opined that we won’t see the show-stopping handheld in the UK until 2011.

Nintendo’s official line is that 3DS will launch “in all major markets” before the end of March next year.

3D acceleration

Speculation is continuing to mount over whether or not 3DS will make it to market this side of Christmas, with rumour suggesting both Japan and the US will get the hardware in 2010.

Japanese retail listings have put the machine inside this year, although no specific dates have ever been mentioned.

NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aime appeared to confirm 3DS would launch in the US in 2011 on American TV, but this was later shot down by Kotaku sources, suggesting the US machine would make 2010.

3DS, the next iteration of Nintendo’s evergreen handheld, was announced at E3 in June to much fanfare.



  1. Blerk

    Excellent! Awkward Christmas arguments avoided! \o/

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    @1 Than, you will buy 3DS next Christmas for your son? ;)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Yup, when they’re readily available and have better deals on.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. SOMI

    If he’s younger than 7 then he can’t have one :/. Plus why would he want one? it will cost you a fortune.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    He’s a kid! Try explaining ‘money’ to a kid. :-D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. SOMI

    I couldn’t resist to wait that long till Xmas I will get one day one with “insert 2 launch titles here”.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. SOMI

    @5 ahh I believe kids thinks parents have unlimited amount of cash, never there’s a moment when parents take their kids to shops and they don’t ask for anything.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Happy Hardon Harry

    A version of Rocksteady’s Batman AA would be great on the system. All be it with lower textures, etc, but with 3D integrated.

    #8 5 years ago

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