Nintendo 3DS US Launch Date and Price Confirmed

Posted: January 19, 2011 by Tim Utley in News and Updates

The Nintendo 3DS, the glasses-free 3D handheld will be hitting US shores on March 27th for $249.99.  The 3DS will be available in Aqua Blue or Cosmo Black at launch (sorry no crimson red as pictured above).  The launch lineup is looking pretty solid with standout titles including Ocarina of Time 3D, Ridge Racer 3D, Super Street Fighter IV 3D, and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D.

One of the things announced today that I was most excited to hear about was the re-envisioning of the WiiWare for the 3DS.  It will offer classic hits from both the Game Boy and Game Boy Color as well as brand new titles for the service.  Lets just hope that Nintendo can get it right this time because we all know how monumental of a failure the WiiWare is and continues to be on the Wii platform.

The price might seem steep to some but lets not forget that the original PSP launched at the same price and couldn’t perform a fraction of what the 3DS is capable of.  Before you discount the handheld as a potential purchase look into what it can do and as more information becomes available over the next couple of days I will throw it up here.

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