Nintendo 3DS Release Date And Price Announced For North America And Europe

During Nintendo’s worldwide press events held in New York City and Amsterdam, the Nintendo 3DS’ release date and price for North America and Europe has been announced. The 3DS will launch in the US on March 27th, 2011 for $249.99 and in Europe on March 25th. HMV and GAME list the price at £229.99 while Play lists the price at £219.99.

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said that between the launch of the 3DS in March and E3 in June, more than 30 first and third-party 3DS games will be released. No launch lineup has been announced as of yet but the Japan launch releases have already been revealed.

The 3DS will be available in Cosmo Black and Aqua Blue.

Nintendo also talked about how friend-codes will work. Friend-codes are now specific to each console rather than each game, making playing with friends much easier. Exchanging friend codes will allow you to check your friends list at any time to see who’s online and what they’re playing.

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