Nintendo disappoints fans: 3DS was an April Fool

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  1. Costello
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    [​IMG] Nintendo disappoints fans: 3DS was an April Fool
    That explains a lot
    Ever wondered why Nintendo revealed its new console, the 3DS, a week before April 1st? Well it turns out it wasn't just a coincidence. In a press release issued this morning, 8am (UTC+9:00), Nintendo officially announced that the 3DS was an April Fool's prank.

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    "We have no intentions of jumping into the market of 3D gaming. In fact, we have no plans to release another handheld video game console for another couple of years. The Nintendo DS has sold over 125 million units worldwide as of 2010. We apologize to our fans [...]", said Reggie Fils-Aime, current President and CEO of Nintendo of America.

    Well, what a disappointment. We're going to have to remove our newly created Nintendo 3DS forum which has been on fire lately. Bad, bad Nintendo!

    [​IMG] Press release: http://www.nintendo.com/press/2010-04-01-3DS-April-Fool/
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    UPDATE: we apologize to everyone for this lame reverse-april fool! The 3DS is real and we wish Nintendo a massive success with it. We love you, Reggie.
     


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    LMAO figures they would do that to us, meh i was kinda bummed i would have an out-dated console. I can wait longer, the DS is still good for me =)
     
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    Believable to anyone except those who watch/read the news. Weeks ago there was an offical AP story. Nice try though lol.
     
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    The link is not working. It doesn't take me to a press release. Costello, I expected better from you. [​IMG]
     
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    Thank God the Virtual Boy 2 is dead!
     
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    I actually believed this after I saw a link for the source!
     
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    NINTENDO WIN
     
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    Well played Costello, well played...
     
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    Lol. You didn't fool me [​IMG] Good try though [​IMG]
     
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    3D without glasses on a relatively inexpensive handheld gaming device still sounds a little fishy to me.
     
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    Eh...I've seen better pranks. Then again, it's hard to pull a prank on the internet without harming something/someone.
     
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    I got Punk'd
     
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    Lol, the link doesn't work! [​IMG]

    Nice April Fool's joke. I clicked on the link before I read anything about the topic so I was already suspicious...
     
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    You could have done better than that Costello :/
     
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    hovers mouse over link
    oh hai

    pretty lame and obivous
     
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    you guys are aweful at april fools jokes. Too many things gave you away, even on your own site. Hovering over the source link shows that it goes to a TXT file on this web site.
     
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    I suggested they fake my death for april 1, but they thought that was too sad and creepy.

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