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Topic: Nintendo 3DS to be Released on March 15, 2011? (Possibility)

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UNC5052

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http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_i...

According to Gamestop.com, Madden NFL Football 3DS is going to be released on March 15, 2011 with a price of $39.99. Madden is supposed to be a launch game from what I have read which would mean that the 3DS would come out the same day. I know that Gamestop sometimes puts up approximate dates, but there is a possibility that this could be the real date. Also, with the $39.99 price tag, that may be the standard price for 3rd party 3DS games and the 1st party Nintendo games would probably be more expensive.

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Sounds about right, but I wouldn't suspect anything quite yet... :)

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y2josh

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Why would first party games be more expensive. Madden was 50 dollars when it first came out on the Wii. Same price as first party games.

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UNC5052

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y2josh wrote:

Why would first party games be more expensive. Madden was 50 dollars when it first came out on the Wii. Same price as first party games.

For the ds, most of the 3rd party games were $29.99 while the first party games like Mario were $34.99.

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DarkLloyd

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i hope theres a red 3DS as an option to choose at launch cuz im not sure i can wait that long enough otherwise i might break and get the black one just to have it day one

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triforceofcourage

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hmmmmmm. why would the games be more expensive for the 3DS. i read that the Max. storage capacity for the 3DS game cards is about the same as the storage for the ds game cards. so why would the games cost more if it was the same quality chip? did i read some wrong info? is gamestop's price not correct or final? or is it just that they think they can charge more because its in 3D?

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Movie theaters charge more.

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triforceofcourage wrote:

i read that the Max. storage capacity for the 3DS game cards is about the same as the storage for the ds game cards.

The 3DS cartridges hold much more data than a DS cartridge. The 3DS cartridge is 2GB, DS cartridges are smaller.

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Next gen (handheld or console) always = higher price for games.
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irken004 wrote:

triforceofcourage wrote:

i read that the Max. storage capacity for the 3DS game cards is about the same as the storage for the ds game cards.

The 3DS cartridges hold much more data than a DS cartridge. The 3DS cartridge is 2GB, DS cartridges are smaller.

8 megabits (Mb) = 1 megabyte (1 MB)

At launch, DS cartridges were up to 64 Mb (8 MB).
The largest DS cartridges are 4 Gb (512 MB). Very few are this size.
PSP UMDs are 900MB single layer and 1800MB dual layer.
3DS cartridges are up to 2GB (2048MB) in size.

Remember that UMDs are optical media (like CDs/DVDs, which generally can hold more), while 3DS carts are ROM and flash memory (like NES/SNES/N64/GB/GBA carts).

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invmat

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March 15 is NOT possible.
NoA releases everything (games/hardware) on a Monday.
NoE releases everything on a Friday.
March 15 2011 is on a Tuesday.

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invmat wrote:

March 15 is NOT possible.
NoA releases everything (games/hardware) on a Monday.
NoE releases everything on a Friday.
March 15 2011 is on a Tuesday.

They only release Virtual Console/DSiWare/WiiWare on Monday's. Retail games come out on Tuesdays for the most part.

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Next gen doesn't necessarily mean more expensive. Back in the day, NES games were typically $60 and GB games were typically $35, which really isn't too different from the Wii and DS prices we have now.

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HolyMackerel

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@Iphys US$60 in 1986 would be worth US$119.58 today. How about that! :P

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HolyMackerel wrote:

@Iphys US$60 in 1986 would be worth US$119.58 today. How about that! :P

I don't doubt that. The U.S. dollar really has lost steam over the decades.

About the date, I would wait for Nintendo to make it official. Right now, we only know it's coming out in March.

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Xkhaoz

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March 15 sounds good. Only 10 days after my birthday.

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Maybe, maybe not. Time will tell all...

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invmat

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Super+Smash+Bros wrote:

invmat wrote:

March 15 is NOT possible.
NoA releases everything (games/hardware) on a Monday.
NoE releases everything on a Friday.
March 15 2011 is on a Tuesday.

They only release Virtual Console/DSiWare/WiiWare on Monday's. Retail games come out on Tuesdays for the most part.

Sorry man, my fault. NoE does release evrything on Friday, and so I thought NoA did that too.
Well, in that case, this release date remains possible.

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ElectricSplash

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Looks like a placeholder date.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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If they release it then, I want a green one with a shamrock! :p

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