Nintendo 3DS Not Launching Next Year...Soooo, This Year?

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    This is a funny one. You'd think the President of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime, would know the date of release for his revolutionary new 3DS, but telling Jimmy Fallon on Friday that it'd launch "next year" was incorrect, apparently.

    His mistake hasn't been cleared up officially by a Nintendo spokesperson, but according to our brother-site Kotaku's Japanese Nintendo sources, he was "mistaken" in saying it'd launch next year. Must've been too pre-occupied playing Donkey Kong Returns on the Wii, as shown in the video here.

    A pre-Christmas launch certainly makes the most sense, if Nintendo really wants to capitalize on the 3D craze this year. We know, thanks to their initial press release on the console, that it's going to launch before the new financial year begins in April next year. Speaking from experience, if people have any pocket-money left over after January—enough to buy a pricey 3DS—Nintendo will be very lucky indeed. [Kotaku]


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  2. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    Yeah I never believed reggie. I thought it was either a. a mistake or b. a way of giving a more concrete date rather then giving the vague answer "anytime before march 2011." Thats works for those at E3 who understand game releasing but for the common viewer that wouldn't work or make sense.
     
  3. Pong20302000

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    MR Iwata said that it was this year

    i made a thread about it
     
  4. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    yeah it will be around xmas for everyone else and for us next xmas!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  5. KuRensan

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    are they going to release the 3DS in Japan, US and EU at the same time ??
    I hope so ^^
     
  6. zeromac

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    We won't get it too late (i hope)
     
  7. fartos32

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    well it wouldn't make sense to release it in 2012 or later after putting it on E3 in 2010. so if its not next year then its this year.
     
  8. Isabelyes

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    Meh, I'm gonna buy the US version anyway.
    DSiWare of Europe sucked, and since they patented some things including " 3dsware",
    they'll likely have another 'ware' service, and since I'm sure I'll get extremely tempted to buy some games,
    I'd rather get the best games - the ones that, unfortunately, never make it to Europe.

    Remember Mighty Flip Champs? Took about a year to get it to Europe. Stupid.
     
  9. Sterling

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    I told you guys Reggie be trollin soo many people.


     
  10. DiscostewSM

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    "From what Nintendo Co., Ltd. is saying, it sounds like 3 months has been shaved off the release window for the Nintendo 3DS."

    If this is true, then they may be pulling off a move like they did with the N64. Production/Development went so well, that it's launch date got bumped to a date a few months earlier. Of course though, to release a system earlier, you still need to have a few games to go along with it.
     
  11. worlok375

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    Scared me there, the latest discussions thing said "3ds not launching" I literately did a spit take when I saw this.
     
  12. Mr.Positive

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    I'm surprised so many people took what Reggie said to Jimmy Fallon so seriously.
     
  13. Forstride

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    Awesome news. If pre-orders are available next month (My birthday is at the beginning of the month), I'm going to pay off the whole thing. I hope so, because I'm terrible at saving money, so I want to pre-order it ASAP.
     
  14. TwinRetro

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    At least it isn't Jimmy Kimmel :|
     
  15. KingVamp

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    Good job at catching that [​IMG]

    Told you people that some people just want to spread negativity [​IMG]
     
  16. DiscostewSM

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    Mistaken or not, I'm pretty sure Reggie was just being safe about when it would launch, since they already said "by the end of the fiscal year", which is next year at the latest, but includes this year as well.
     
  17. ykhan

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    nah dont think that will happen
    but has any console ever been released at the same time everywhere?
     
  18. TM2-Megatron

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    hah, so those guys who wanted it released in 2011 can suck it, apparently. Suck it hard.
     
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  20. DiscostewSM

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    Wii?