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Nintendo 3DS Price, Release Date Confirmed

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Written by Paul Strauss | January 19, 2011

Well if you’re hoping to be one of the first to grab a Nintendo 3DS in North America, we finally have a release date. The 3DS will hit stores on March 27, 2011.


At launch, the handheld console will come in two colors, Cosmo Black and Aqua Blue (I already pre-ordered mine ;) and it will retail for $249.99 (USD). For those of you living under a rock, the 3DS will feature a large glasses-free 3D top display with a touch-screen bottom display, and a built-in 3D camera. It’s also got a motion sensor and gyroscope for interacting with games.

The 3DS will ship with a special adjustable stylus, a set of augmented reality tracking cards, and a few built-in applications including Face Raiders, Nintendo 3DS Sound and Mii Maker. For a preview of launch titles, check out the video below:

Amazon is already accepting pre-orders for both colors of the 3DS, but I’m sure they’ll sell out quickly, so you’d better get your reservation in soon if you want one on launch day. They’re only allowing one order per household, so you know quantities will be limited.