The western 3DS launch: What you need to know right now in text and audio form

Thursday, 20th January 2011 08:22 GMT By Patrick Garratt


See that giant, Nintendo-shaped mess on the internet? Ignore it. This is everything you need to know right now about 3DS’s launch in Europe and the US in both written and audio form.

Those are the major headlines. Check our 3DS page for the minutiae, and listen to the recording below for an audio wrap-up.




  1. Mike


    #1 4 years ago
  2. chronoss2

    uurrrrghhhh, can’t take more either…

    I’ll wait for a 3DS Lite cause this one is too big and super ugly, like the first DS.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. orakaa

    … AND region-lock… :( (so I won’t buy it until there’s an adaptator/R4 card that enables to play imported games… or I just won’t buy it at all)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    This is going to be the first Nintendo Handheld fail… They are doing exactly what Sony did with PSP in the past.

    Low spec machine for the unjustified price with cheap home stereoscopic 3D and cheap ports with games that cost 39.99 GBP (Look at compared to iPod Touch or iPhone games that cost not much.

    this is going to cost Nintendo reputation. No doubt about that.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    How was the PSP “low spec” considering its release date (2004)? It was one of the most powerful handheld devices to be created at the time. Again, classic Erthazus verbal diarrhea.

    And you’re calling that crap you get on iPhone & iPod “games”? The games you find on actual portable consoles are in another league, infact your statment is even more invalid when you look at the fact that portable consoles do sell “i”-style app games for the same price you’d find them on Apples or Androids app stores.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. FabioPal

    @5 I think Erthazus was talking about PSP go…

    By the way, even if “i”-games cannot be considered games at all (well, at least the majority of them) the price is something like 1£ for iGames to 40£ for “proper” handheld games.

    This is completely wrong imho.

    But they will however sell billion piececes of everything I think.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @5 i talked about how PSP was launched. The launch of PSP was screwed in most cases.

    It’s the same here. + the price.

    It was exactly the same.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Crysis

    The psp was launched for less than the DS here in Aus, hasn’t changed since, PSP Go costs $199, a psp 3000 costs $219, a DSi costs $244 & DSi XL costs $288.
    The Go also comes with 10 half decent games.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    whos more famous? Mario or Michael Jackson. I really would love to see Nintendo go a hardware gen without whoring out the little Italian plumber.

    #9 4 years ago

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