toys r us - 3ds out 18th march

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  1. lostdwarf
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    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.
     
  2. cr235

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    i hope this is true.. cant wait
     
  3. andyp350

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    any word on price, i hope these rumours of £249 arent true
     
  4. Arwen20

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    This is exciting news. I wish someone would leak information about the North American 3ds launch date. Any word on colors yet?
     
  5. 431unknown

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    I thought historically nintendo always launched new hardware on sundays?
     
  6. HaniKazmi

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    Thats america only

    Europe release dates are generally friday, and this fits all other data we have so it could very well be correct.
     
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    Oops sorry I didn't bother to look at your guys flags. My bad.
     
  8. lostdwarf
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    update - the 3DS will be £159 per unit for retailers but no rrp has been given and toys r us are guessing the rrp now at £190 and games exactly same price as DS(between £20 and £35)
    Same source.
    Also they will be stocking blue and black 3DS and something about charge pack, cases and screen accessories.
     
  9. Rayder

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    March 18, eh? That's my birthday. Too bad my family has never celebrated any holidays.
     
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    That's 252 USD, sounds logic and sweet. It makes probable a 249.99
     
  11. TwinRetro

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    I don't know how it is in the UK, but here in the US retailers are the some of the last people to find out the launch date, and for good reason. I think someone might be blowing smoke up your ass.
     
  12. DeadLocked

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    Well, going off this I still will be getting it. (I set a personal limit of £200)
    I bet they will be competing hardcore between shops, offering games and accessories with it [​IMG]
    If it's out, MGS and 3DS bundle will be nice.
    EDIT:900th post xD
     
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    Awesome!!! Probably not going to get it, might get what comes out after it or even the next one. Can't wait to see if people hopes are satisfied or crushed by this system. [Hopefully satisfied] [​IMG]
     
  14. lostdwarf
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    update 2;

    I spoke to a ddifferent person today, a nice lady. She told me they have a very good idea of dates and figures are still being crunched. They have arranged to send a buyer to the 19th event in amsterdam but basically they have a 'release window' of 4th March till 25th march for 3ds in stock. She also said the 18th march is most likely. She wouldnt comment on prices.
     
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    That seems a lot less bullshitty.
     
  16. lostdwarf
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    seems like they were both speculating knowing what we know now
     
  17. Slyakin

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    I wouldn't really believe what they're saying. The 3DS is scheduled for release in the UK on March 25... I don't see how a single retailer can get it a week early.
     
  18. 8BitWalugi

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    Unnecessary bump was unnecessary.
     
  19. Slyakin

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    Really? A 5 minute old post is considered...


    Oh shit. FUUUUUU I just noticed the dates. Sorry for bringing this back.
     
  20. Nollog

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    Look at the date.
    It was before the 19th event where we all learned the date.