my local Toys r Us sales manager told me that the 3DS is pencilled in to be out on the Friday 18th March. He also said this could change but isnt likely. He said they have a buyer going to the 19th Jan Nintendo event to arrange stocks and prices and I can pre-order 2 days after that. source = Today, Toys R Us, sales manager (also a big Nintendo fan) I am not saying this is 100% legit but he seemed pretty confident about the date. Also he mentioned something about 1million 3DS for Europe and majority of that stock is for the UK. I think we already knew this though. just reporting on what I heard, if it turns out to be wrong I will finally clean my belly button and rub the gunk on the sales managers cheek.