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Nintendo 3DS Set For March Release

Nintendo 3DS Set For March Release

Nintendo’s glasses-less 3D gaming console, the Nintendo 3DS, gets March release date…

Nintendo has announced the release dates of its forthcoming 3D handheld gaming console at joint press event in New York and Amsterdam.

The Nintendo 3DS will be released in the U.S. on March 27th priced at $249.99, but will hit the stores a few days earlier in Europe on the 25th, at a price decided by retailers (hmmm?). Joystick and other retailers have the device priced at 229.99 pounds in the UK, and 249.99 Euros elsewhere.

nintendo 3ds march release

Nintendo 3DS Set For March Release

Like the original DS, the 3DS includes two screens – the bottom touch screen making use of the included telescoping stylus.
However this time Nintendo has included 3 cameras; one front-facing and two at the rear to take 3D photos. The intensity of the 3D video and images can be increased or decreased to suit the user’s preference using the Depth Slider.

Nintendo has promised 30 games for the U.S. and 25 for Europe between the release date and the end of June this year. Many games were features in the press conference however we don’t have any dates for specific titles just yet. Games should run around 40-50 dollars a piece.

European users will be treated exclusive 3D content from the likes of Eurosport, episodes of Shaun the Sheep, a new series from Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman, will be available as well.

No word on exclusive content for America at the mo’, however Nintendo said they are working with particular countries to strike specific deals; in the UK Nintendo has partnered with British Sky Broadcasting, so it’s likely that deals in other countries are to follow soon enough.

Here’s a list of forthcoming titles we can expect to see for the 3DS.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  • Star Fox 64 3D
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Mario Kart
  • Animal Crossing
  • Paper Mario
  • Pilotwings Resort
  • Wuhu Island; nintendogs + cats
  • Steel Diver
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Edition from Capcom
  • The Sims 3
  • Madden NFL Football from Electronic Arts
  • PES 2011 3D – Pro Evolution Soccer from Konami
  • LEGO Star Wars III The Clone Wars from LucasArts
  • Ridge Racer 3D from Namco Bandai
  • Super Monkey Ball 3D
  • Crush 3D
  • Thor : God of Thunder, from SEGA
  • Puzzle Bobble Universe from Square Enix, Co., Ltd
  • Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
  • DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions from Tecmo Koei.Europe Ltd
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D
  • Rayman 3D
  • Asphalt 3D
  • Combat of Giants
  • Dinosaurs 3D
  • James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes
  • Driver
  • Renegade and Rabbids 3D from Ubisoft


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Source:

  1. Tim Stevens: Nintendo 3DS coming to US March 27th for $249.99, Europe first on March 25th (video). Engadget, 01/19/2011.
  2. Press Release: NINTENDO 3DS BRINGS A DIMENSIONAL SHIFT. Nintendo, 01/19/2011.
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