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Nintendo 3DS Launch Date Leaked?

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Other than playing some games on my iPhone or iPad, I am not that big on portable gaming. My kids on the other hand, like to take a Nintendo DS with them on occasion during boring events that we will be stuck at for a while. If you like portable gaming, and are ready to get the Nintendo 3DS unveiled this summer, the time could be coming close.

A Tweet was posted by a Japanese product designer that pegs the launch date for the 3DS as November 20, which would be perfect timing for gangbuster sales for the busy holiday season. I can’t read Japanese, but the translation reportedly says “On November 20th, the 11 goods I designed for use with the 3DS will go on sale simultaneously. Those of you buying the 3DS, please buy them while you’re at it! This will be officially announced on the homepage eventually, lol. Best regards.”

That Tweet was later replaced with one a bit more vague that read, “OIRA is designed to place 20 11 11 3DS product will be released simultaneously for the product.” We can only assume that was in response to the Nintendo ninjas storming the designers abode and forcing him to change the post. I bet this guy has designed his last Nintendo product, assuming this isn’t all a hoax.

Given the fact that Nintendo has said they will provide a final release date for the 3DS at the end of September, we won’t have to wait long to find out the truth.

[via Nintendo 3DS Blog]