Japanese retailer seems sure of 3DS release date

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  1. soulx
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    Japanese retailer Magical Shanghai seems to be privy to some inside information. That's what they're acting like, anyway! Apparently the retailer is so absolutely sure that they know the 3DS release date that they've posted up the information in their store windows. We all know that Nintendo is going to officially announce the 3DS release date on September 29th. Many are expecting the device to hit Japan this year, and the rest of the world in 2011. This retailer says March 22nd in Japan. I guess we'll find out if Magical Shanghai is right come September 29th![/p]
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    I doubt this is true. March 22nd is a Tuesday.
     


  2. RupeeClock

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    Don't you know? Most japanese software comes out on Tuesdays Thursdays.
    Like Monday in America and Friday in the UK.
     
  3. soulx
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    Isn't that Thursday?
    The DS Lite was released on a Thursday and so was the DS Phat. The DSi and XL was released on a Saturday.
     
  4. Range-TE

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    i'm actually hoping that retailer is wrong, it may seem naive but i'm hoping for a 2010 release
     
  5. DeMoN

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    Hope to god it's not true. Or at least I hope it's a lot earlier for the U.S. release.
     
  6. Sonicslasher

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    This does not please me!
     
  7. Fudge

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    This is coming from a shop that sells flashcarts [​IMG]
     
  8. Hypershad12

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    Has anybody realized the M3i Zero sign?
     
  9. TM2-Megatron

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    Seems like BS to me.

    Also, how can a shop in japan get away with selling flashcarts like that? Hasn't Japan actually cracked down on them harder than pretty much everywhere else?
     
  10. Arwen20

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    I guess we are all going to have to wait until September 29th to know for sure. Having said that, I am hoping for a 2010 release date in the US.
     
  11. mercluke

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    on r4, maybe
     
  12. Canonbeat234

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    It doesn't matter! It is coming out so why worry about it? Plus its going to be review by someone here before next year I bet you!
     
  13. Slyakin

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    Interesting, but there really shouldn't be any faith put into this. They sell flashcarts! They probably only know as much as we do.

    I guess it would be more understandable if they said (they might have) that it will be IN the store on 3/22, not releasing on that date. Probably because Paper Mario is being released on 3/22.
     
  14. DigitalDeviant

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    LOL at the M3 Zero i sign.
     
  15. OtakuGamerZ

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    :facepalm: forget the M3iZero's look at those R4indsill 3D Avatar version's at the bottom right.

    On a serious note, looks like complete BS.
     
  16. DigitalDeviant

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    I didn't even notice them until you said it, Ha!

    I also call Bullshit.
     
  17. Rockym

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    Why does everyone automatically say BS? Its very possible that it could come out here in the US in time for Christmas and release in Japan on 3/22. Do they even celebrate Christmas in Japan?
     
  18. Phoenix Goddess

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    Away from civilization.

    Ask yourself that question, then look at the picture again.
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  19. mercluke

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    REALLY?!?

    not only do you think it will be released in america before in the company's home country but you don't even know if they observe christmas in japan?
     
  20. Sonicslasher

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    I can't see the possibility of Nintendo passing up on the holiday market. From what the demo units show, the 3DS is already finished. And if we look back at the DS Phat launch, we see that Nintendo announced the release date of the Phat in September of '05 and released it that November. The only Nintendo consoles that haven't been released in that time frame (within the past 10 years) are the remakes of the DS: the DS Lite and DSi. Those consoles arrived both in the spring and the summer.

    Some more examples of the pre-holiday/holiday launches for North America are:
    • N64: September 1996
    • Nintendo GameCube: November 18, 2001
    • Wii: November 19, 2006