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News: Four Million 3DS Systems Available Worldwide for Launch Window

Four Million 3DS Systems Available Worldwide for Launch Window

Will it be enough?

When Nintendo of Japan's Satoru Iwata recently sat down with the Wall Street Journal, he let it be known that Nintendo would have four million 3DS systems available to consumers worldwide through the end of the fiscal year on March 31. Of these four million units, 1.5 million will be allocated to Japan with the remaining 2.5 million systems left over for distribution throughout..

News: Third-Parties Take the Lead for Japan 3DS Launch

Third-Parties Take the Lead for Japan 3DS Launch

Only one first-party game launching alongside the handheld

With the 3DS launching in Japan on 26th February, it's perhaps surprising that there's only going to be one first-party title that will be sitting on the shelves when the wonder machine hits retailers. Nintendo has updated its website with a line-up of upcoming 3DS titles, with a total of nine launching alongside the system itself. Courtesy..

News: Feast Your Eyes on 3DS's Launch Line Up in Japan

Feast Your Eyes on 3DS's Launch Line Up in Japan

Updated: Not necessarily day one titles

Update: It's come to our attention this is only a list of titles for the console's launch window, not necessarily those titles that will be available at launch. Some will, some will follow weeks later.* February 26th is the date those lucky Japanese get to buy their very own 3DS, but what good is a new console without new software? Judging from the console's..

News: 3DS Launches Feb. 26 in Japan

3DS Launches Feb. 26 in Japan

Europe and North America join the fun in March

During Nintendo Conference 2010, CEO Satoru Iwata announced the Japanese launch date and price for the upcoming 3DS handheld. The portable will release on Feb 26, 2011 and retail for 25,000 yen. The two launch colours are Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black. Prices vary by market and it's tough to say that the price will be exactly the same in other territories,..

News: Meet the Dragon Quest Creator at this DQIX Launch Event

Meet the Dragon Quest Creator at this DQIX Launch Event

Also featuring a Dragon Quest ice cream truck

Nintendo's desire to get the name Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on everyone's lips gathers apace. Fresh from the appointment of Seth Green in a series of adverts the Big N has just announced a launch event at Rockefeller Plaza on Saturday July 10th. Guest of honour for the event will be Yuji Horii, creator of the Dragon Quest series,..

News: The 3DS Might Make it in Time for Christmas Shopping Lists

The 3DS Might Make it in Time for Christmas Shopping Lists

All we want for Christmas...is you!

When the Wii launched in Europe around the Christmas period back in 2006, it was undoubtedly one of the top-sellers of the holiday season and with supply shortages surpassing what was expected, Nintendo was in a position where it couldn't satisfy consumer demands. If CVG's source is correct, we could see the 3DS...

News: 3DS Design May Still be Tweaked, Expected to Launch by March

3DS Design May Still be Tweaked, Expected to Launch by March

Feedback from E3 taken onboard

Now we know what's to come on Nintendo's upcoming new handheld, the big question gamers want answered is when it will be out. Following last week's report that the 3DS should be released by the end of the fiscal year, Reggie Fils-Aime has spoken to IndustryGamers and confirmed the scheduled launch period and the possibility of the final look being different to what..

News: Meet Charles Martinet at the Super Mario Galaxy 2 UK Launch Event

Meet Charles Martinet at the Super Mario Galaxy 2 UK Launch Event

Dress up as Mario and you'll get a goody bag too!

As Nintendo gets ready for the UK launch of the highly-anticipated Super Mario Galaxy 2, gamers better sharpen their costume-making skills as the company announces a special launch event to be hosted at GAME, Oxford Street in London. As well as being the first people in Europe to play and get their hands on a copy of the critically acclaimed..

News: Report: Monster Hunter Tri Event Australia

Report: Monster Hunter Tri Event Australia

Fun, rumours and food abound!

We were lucky enough to score a visit to Nintendo Australia's launch of Monster Hunter Tri on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. While there, we got a chance to play the new game, eat lots of food, and hear a few interesting things come up in conversation, none of which is to be taken as official, and currently only to be taken as rumour of course. We were greeted..

News: Crystal Mario Surfaces Down Under

Crystal Mario Surfaces Down Under

Melbournians, show your NSMB Wii chops to win!

The Nintendo Experience, EB Games of Swanston St, Melbourne are hosting the only launch event for New Super Mario Bros. Wii in Australia. From 9pm onwards on November 11th, everyone is invited to join in on the fun and have a chance to play the game with others before taking their own purchased copy home. They'll also be hosting competitions with the..

News: DSi Launch Party in Los Angeles

DSi Launch Party in Los Angeles

Nintendo will be holding a DSi launch party in LA, which of you mad cats will be attending this sweet scene?

Nintendo’s DSi launches in the United States April fifth. Hold your suspense, yes, that’s this week. If you’ve got your calendar set on this event, and if you also happen to be in Los Angeles, you’ll have the chance to attend a launch party hosted by none other than Nintendo. The..

News: Nintendo Give Back At Wii Fit Launch

Nintendo Give Back At Wii Fit Launch

It's not difficult to realise that Nintendo are going to make a fortune with Wii Fit, thankfully for the global economy they decided to give some back at this weeks launch event.

To celebrate the launch of Wii Fit, Nintendo held an interactive release party for the public in the southwest corner of New York's Central Park, near the Merchants' Gate. "We're looking for everyone to 'get on board'..

News: Nintendo & Metroid Corrupts The US

Nintendo & Metroid Corrupts The US

Nintendo fans lined up as early as 4a.m. at Nintendo World in New York to purchase Nintendo's new Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

Game kiosks at Nintendo World in New York were outfitted to receive Nintendo fans who lined up to purchase Nintendo's New Metroid Prime 3: Corruption on Monday. The rich story requires players to use their heads as much as their hands. Complex puzzles, tough enemies and..

News: Out Today - Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Out Today - Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Almost a year late, Metroid Prime 3 finally hits the shelves in the US and is ready for all to see, Reggie has Corrupted us all!

Originally a launch title for Wii, Metroid Prime 3 is the 3rd (duh) and deemed last in the Metroid Prime trilogy. "The trilogy ends ... with a bang! Six months have passed since the events on the planet Aether. The Galactic Federation's network computers, Aurora Units,..

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