Australia: 3DS demos in-store [Update]

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 8 February 2011 23:39 GMT

Melbournites and Sydney-siders have the chance to get hands on with the 3DS this week at local retailers, with other cities to follow throughout February and March. Come through for details.

Nintendo Australia has announced two down under demos for the handheld, both on Thursday 10 February.

Nintendo Experience – EB Games
67 Swanston Street, Melbourne
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT

Nintendo Connection – 6th floor, Myer Sydney City
436 George Street, Sydney.

Following last night’s launch event, Nintendo has released details of several more upcoming events around the country. Various retailers and shopping centres will host 3DS experience hubs you can pop into any time.

New South Wales

18-20 Feb – Parramatta Westfield
Fri 18th: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 19th: 9am – 5pm
Sun 20th: 10am – 5pm

9-12 April – Sydney Family show
Sat 9th: 10am – 8pm
Sun 10th: 10am – 6pm
Mon 11th: 10am – 6pm
Tues 12th: 10am – 6pm

14-27th April – Royal Easter show
Home, Garden & Lifestyle – Hall 2
9.30am – 9.30pm every day
11am – 9.30pm (ANZAC Day: Monday 25th April)

11-12 May – Martin Place
Wed 11th: 7am – 3pm
Thurs 12th: 7am – 3pm


25-27 Feb – Chermside Westfield
Fri 25th: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 26th: 9am – 5pm
Sun 27th: 10am – 5pm

4-6 March – Top Gear Live
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Fri 4th: 6.30pm – 8pm
Sat 5th: 12.30pm – 8pm
Sun 6th: 9.30am – 5pm

6-7 May Queen Street Mall
Fri 6th: 7am – 3pm
Sat 7th: 9.30am – 4.30pm


4-6 March – Southland Westfield
Fri 4th: 9am – TBC late night shopping
Sat 5th: 9am – 5pm
Sun 6th: 10am – 5pm

11-14 March – Top Gear Live
Melbourne Showgrounds Motor Arena
Fri 11th: 2pm – 8pm
Sat 12th: 9am – 6pm
Sun 13th: 9am – 6pm
Mon 14th: 9am – 6pm

26-27 March – Fountain Gate Westfield
Sat 26th: 9am – 5pm
Sun 27h: 10am – 5pm

South Australia

18-20 March – Marion Westfield
Fri 18th: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 19th: 9am – 5pm
Sun 20th: 11am – 5pm

1-2 April – Rundle Street Mall
Fri 1st: 7am – 3pm
Sat 2nd: 9am – 5pm

Western Australia

25-26 Feb – Carousel Westfield
Fri 25th: 9am – 9pm
Sat 26th: 9am – 5pm

13-14 May – Whitford City
Fri 13th: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 14th: 9am – 5pm

The notoriously reluctant 3D adoption rate of Australians probably explains Nintendo’s aggressive, hands-on local marketing, heralded with cries of “to believe it, you just have to see it.”

Thanks, GoNintendo.

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