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Game Stop starts taking pre-orders for Nintendo 3DS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Dec 2010 22:12 User comments (4)

Game Stop starts taking pre-orders for Nintendo 3DS A Game Stop employee on Neogaf has posted that the giant retailer is taking pre-orders for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld, but only in brick-and-mortar locations.
Says the post:
Ok well I got the OK to tell people about this from my work, but we officially got word in that all US based Game Stop stores will be taking reserves on the 3DS starting on the 26th. Depending on the place holder price you will be required to drop a minimum of $25 on a reserve.

If your GS can't find it in their system the SKU is 020132


Nintendo has still not priced the device, but most believe a company event in mid-January will reveal the price for North American and European devices.

The 3DS will hit Japanese stores on February 26th, 2011, and then the US/European markets one month later.

In Japan the handheld will retail for 25,000 (about $300 USD).

The first 10 launch games for the system are: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Nintendogs + Cats, Pilotwings Resort, Pro Baseball Spirits, Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle, Ridge Racer 3D, Samurai Warriors Chronicle, Steel Diver, Super Monkey Ball, and Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition.

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4 user comments

127.12.2010 10:09

omg i have been holding out hope for ocarina of time on the ds. even though they say it is 3d it had better work on my dsl i don't give a crap about 3d.

227.12.2010 11:29

I'm not a hand held gamer or owner of a ds or anything but I really want to see this thing in action. A glasses free held held device and its used for gaming. Sounds like Nintendo is doing a really good job and holding the kid market in some seriously tight shackles! Hopefully tv makers will start making glass free hd tv because I can never see myself wasting money on a 3D tv requiring glasses.

327.12.2010 15:43

Want! I can't wait to get my hands on one of these.

428.12.2010 1:06

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
omg i have been holding out hope for ocarina of time on the ds. even though they say it is 3d it had better work on my dsl i don't give a crap about 3d.
Even though you can turn off the 3D effect on 3DS games on a 3DS, they still will not work on a DS or DSi.

the 3DS has some major diffs in hardware, the screen resolution is much higher, and they finally have an analog control as well.... the 3DS is basically a new system.

However the 3DS will still work with DS and DSware games including DSi games that require the camera, the 3DS will not attempt to add any kind of 3D features to the DS games of course.

It is a little disappointing, I love the screen size of the DSiXL and don't know if I can go back to the smaller screen as I am an old man... however I am sure after a few reiterations of the 3DS they will come out with a 3DSxl and I will be all over that...

-Jam

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