Today's the day: Nintendo's new handheld, the 3DS, is officially available to buy for the first time in Japan, for ¥25,000 (around $305 / £190 / €220). Kotaku reports the majority of Tokyo stores sold out of their stocks all-but immediately, and has put together a short video below showing some of the sights of the first truly new Nintendo hardware launch since Wii's 2006 release.

3DS makes its way to Europe on 25th March, North America on 27th March and Australia on 31st March. For all the information you need, read our regularly updated Nintendo Life 3DS FAQ