Nintendo 3DS Handheld To Be Released in Japan on Feb 26, North American Launch Likely in March

Written By Sam on 1 October 2010

It’s official. Nintendo will release its new 3DS handheld for Japanese consumers on February 26, 2011.  From initial reports, here is roughly what the device will bring:

  • A charging dock, telescoping metal stylus, and a 2GB SD card
  • ‘Paper cards’ to playing built-in augmented reality games using the device’s outward facing camera
  • Bundled software, including Mii Studio for 3D pictures, Chance Encounter Mii Plaza, Book (an e-reader?)
  • Other pre-loaded software includes Nintendo 3DS Sound and “Nintendo 3DS cameras
  • Ability to download Game Boy Advance and original Game Boy games

The device comes with a price tag of ¥25,000 (approximately $300) and will be available in ‘Cosmos Black’ and ‘Aqua Blue’. The handheld is expected to be launched in North American next March.

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