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Nintendo 3DS to launch as soon as October?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Apr 2010 20:47 User comments (4)

Nintendo 3DS to launch as soon as October? According to CVG, the Nintendo 3DS handheld will be released in October, a full six months earlier than previous reports.
The device will be unveiled at the E3 event, and CVG says "UK industry sources" have told them the handheld will hit store shelves in October, right before the holiday season.

All previous reports, including quotes from Nintendo themselves, had said only that the handheld would be launched before March of 2011.

Says one of the sources: "In my experience, you don't launch a product that early to Christmas unless you're confident in it - and going to spend a lot of money on it. We're reassured that Nintendo is going to give it some decent backing in Q4."

The 3DS, which has scant details so far, will give users a chance to enjoy "3D" software without need for glasses, and the system will be backward compatible for DS titles.

Nintendo also says the system will not just be a minor reiteration of the DS (like the DSi, and the XL) but instead a brand new console.

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4 user comments

120.4.2010 22:48

Insane

221.4.2010 16:15

Will this be the version of the PSP Go?
One can only speculate.

321.4.2010 17:16

it seems them japanese are producing different console's every 3 months,u only save the money to get the latest console,n they bring out another one by the time u have bought it????????????agree???

422.4.2010 7:04

Originally posted by dubtoffee:
it seems them japanese are producing different console's every 3 months,u only save the money to get the latest console,n they bring out another one by the time u have bought it????????????agree???
i wrote extensively on this exact phenomenon every time theres a thread revolving around the DSi XL or 3DS

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