Are you ready for it?

Gamers interested in Nintendo's new 3D portable might want to start saving a little sooner. It seems that Nintendo has just confirmed to Bloomberg Japan that their new 3DS system will indeed launch in Japan by October of this year, according to a recent article on Gamespot.

We've already heard about Nintendo's upcoming announcement on September 29th, but many were still expecting the system to launch sometime early next year, not this holiday season. There was no mention of a North American or European release date, but the simple fact that the system is coming to Japan in October lets us know that the system is obviously ready to go and some games must be nearing completion.

We'll keep you posted on any new information regarding the launch date and price of Nintendo's 3DS system over the coming weeks.

UPDATE: Gamespot has now reported that an error was made in their reporting of Nintendo's plans to release their upcoming 3DS system in Japan by October. We reported the news based upon their article and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our readers. Guess we'll have to wait for the September 29th announcement.