3DS Coming to US March 27th, $249.99, March 25th in Europe for £229.99!
After Nintendo’s press conference, the Japanese company has finally released the meaty details for its 3DS.
Releasing March 27th in the US, the 3DS will be priced at $249.99.
In Europe, it’ll launch a few days earlier on March 25th. $249.99 is around £180 including VAT for UK folks, although Nintendo have oddly said that retailers are setting their own pricing.
Nintendo expect around 30 games will release on or near the late-March date, and they highlighted a few at the event. Unfortunately they didn’t have 3D projector, show couldn’t show the actual games to the attending journalists.
Games listed include: Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Dead or Alive Dimensions, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D as well as a Madden game. They’re also going to be releasing some classic GameBoy and GameBoy Colour titles using the Virtual Console service.
There’s also various new additions. An activity log keeps track “of what games you play and how long, as well as a pedometer that encourages you to get up and walk to earn coins,” according to Nintendo’s Regis Fil-Aime.
Nintendo also showed off StreetPass – an app used for “exchanging game information with other Nintendo 3DS systems as owners pass one another during the day.” Information shared includes “Mii character data, maps for games or high scores and custom character data for different games.” It works even when your 3DS is in sleep mode (as long as you enable it, of course).
- 3D video playback.
- There’s now only one friend code, instead of multi-game ones. Friends on the same wireless network will connect automatically.
- The DSi sound app
- Web browser
- It comes in two colours: black or blue. Outrageous!
We’ll be adding more info as it becomes available.