GameStop adds Nintendo 3DS, games and accessories to their system, sets a November 22nd release date.
hell no, this is not real
I'm sure that's the Japanese release date. I doubt the US will get it so soon.
Why is that? You know the original DS launched in the US first, on November 21 2004, while Japan got it on December 2. Nintendo historically likes to launch new systems in late November, and we already know Nintendo said "by March 2011" so November sounds right to me. There's no way in hell Nintendo would want to miss out on the Holiday rush for such a hot new handheld, this thing will fly off the shelves for XMas. If they launch in January-March, that would be a huge missed opportunity. Add that to the fact that the units we saw at E3 looked to be surprisingly advanced near final units. And the fact that there has been leaks for a November launch from accessory manufacturers in Japan, as well as a leaked ad in a Japanese newspaper stating that "Nintendo would start marketing Paper Mario 3DS for its launch in November," and I'd say that you can bet this date is probably accurate. I can't wait :D
Well Nintendo is wrong... because Gamestop has never been wrong.
wanted to distract potential buyers of Kinect and GT5
Also, just wanted to point out to all you guys saying "2 months is too soon after announcing the date in September, thats not enough time." Well, in September 2006 Nintendo held a press conference to announce the Wii's release date, which was just two months later in November. And for the DS, they held a press conference in OCTOBER to announce its release one month later in November. Nintendo is very predictable. 3DS is launching November 20-22.
Millah is right on the money here. I would suspect a NA launch for Christmas get the headstart on this system. They'll sell like a least 1-2 million yes million of those systems with the media attention and honestly hardcore gamer attention that it deserves. It looks to be stronger graphically than the PSP and the PSP has some great looking games. Looks to be better than the PS2 because of RE and MGS demos. Seems to be around the gamecube and xbox range which will translate incredibly on such a small screen. Can't wait for the announcement then I pre-order.
this would go alone well with the recent $20 price drops on the DSi and DSi XL at GameStop. A 3DS this year would be amazing.
$250 would be way too much for a handheld. Even one as good as the 3DS.
Sounds reasonable, if you check out the Wii, the GC, and the DS they all have release dates around Nov 20th
seems a little quick, they didn't really say much about it nor announce much original games for it beside those n64 ports. EA said their first launch title for 3ds will be ship early next spring so that sound much more realistic.
I actually hope this is not real just because i don`t have the money to buy one and i think nintendo has just open lid on the 3DS not everyone knows about it so they should wait a little bit let word spread around they will make more then.
i thought nintendo said 2011.
by March 2011. So we can assume March 2011 at the latest. Their history really does suggest this will be out in time for the holidays, though.
This is way too early. I assumed this wasn't coming until 2011. I have a massive amount of games to buy this year so I'd rather it come out around March or April at the earliest.
I want it asap...I hope it's real, but I won't hold my breath......if its real, I'm buying a few of them to resell to the christmas present-crazed parents who will pay anything for their spoiled brats christmas presents that they can't find.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAT??
I have my doubts about this, but if it's true, that would be f-ing amazing. I'm looking forward to getting one of those babies.
It's not true. Nintendo's MAJOR release dates are always on Sundays. Ask any Gamestop employee. The date they might have posted might be tentative...that's about it.
Well technically the release date is 20-21 (21 is a Sunday). 22 is when people would actually get it.
i dont care what month or year it is release all i know that, i am getting it! i will be calling my GameStop on Saturday to confirmed this release date... i am so ready to preorder this (3DS) handheld device!
As many kiddy games as the DS has been getting. I gotta admit, that the 3DS has a NICE lineup of launch games! But will these be a few of the good games for it? We'll see...
its just 2 months away!
Pretty sure they said at their financial statements/Iwata conferences that (atleast for japan at a minimum) marketing would start in October, for an end of year release.
Yeah I doubt they would release it on a Monday! Nintendo is all about releasing big products on Sundays!! It will come out on November twenty eighth!! The same day as GoldenSun:DarkDawn. So the people who can't afford a shiny new portable can at least buy a new game to enjoy!!
Yeah right as if i would let Nintendo's 3DS stop me from getting GT5. That's rich. I will be playing GT5 on a HD TV not squinting straight ahead at a small screen trying to get a 3D effect thank you.
If nintendo releases the 3DS in november, their goes all my wii/ps3 games for the rest of the year.
this ought to cause some chaos on the release dates of some games and peripherals...
could that be because they are releasing 3ds for the holidays?
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