Thu, Jan 20, 2011 | 08:25 GMT
The western 3DS launch: What you need to know right now in text and audio form
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.
- Nintendo held 3DS launch press conferences in New York and Amsterdam yesterday.
- 3DS will launch in America on March 27.
- The US 3DS was priced $250 in the conference.
- 3DS will launch in Europe on March 25.
- No European price was announced in Holland, but it’s to cost about £210-£230 in the UK and about €250 in the rest of Europe.
- More than 30 games will release in a “launch period” stretching from release to E3 in June.
- Nintendo plans on allowing more than 500,000 Brits to physically play a 3DS between now and April.
- Games have now been priced by retailers in all territories. They’ll cost about £40 in the UK and $50 in the US.
- Nintendo UK said the 3DS launch will be its biggest ever.
- Australian 3DS launch details will be announced on February 8.
- 3DS will have a revamped Friend Code system. This is important because it does away with a major obstacle in playing online games on Nintendo platforms.
- Major third-party 3DS launch supporters are Capcom, Konami and Ubisoft.
Those are the major headlines. Check our 3DS page for the minutiae, and listen to the recording below for an audio wrap-up.