Nintendo releasing 3DS in Japan on Nov 11th? Santa's fat ass will be exhausted come Xmas

Brace yourselves for some exciting news, folks. Nintendo’s hugely anticipated 3DS looks like it will hit stores as soon as November 11th. Hells yes! Wait, there’s more. Uh, huh. Only in Japan, you say? Won’t go on sale in Europe until Spring 2011, huh? Excuse us for one moment… FUUUUUUUUUUUU. Right, now that we’ve composed ourselves, read below to find out the latest rumours about the handheld’s launch date.

Above: Seriously, Santa's gonna have a stroke if that thing comes out in time for Christmas

If German newspaper Bild is to be believed (it may be the biggest selling paper in Europe, but we’re the highly suspicious types) Nintendo’s box of 3D trickery will be released in Japan in early November and will “probably” be out in Europe next spring.

It’s all just speculation, of course. Although Bild has a habit of being right on this sort of stuff. Previously in 2005, the paper broke the news of the Wiimote two days before it was officially announced. Either way, Nintendo will reveal the launch date and pricing details in two days time, anyhoo. So we’ll soon know if the paper is spouting shit or not.

Above: What a scoop, indeed

If there is a long delay between the system coming out in Japan compared to the US and Europe, would you consider importing the machine? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: CVG

Sep 27, 2010



  • Shagnasty - September 28, 2010 4:51 a.m.

    @QWERTYCommander you die at some point.
  • Robusken - September 28, 2010 4 a.m.

    I can wait, Im still in the process of collecting money so any extra time is good. I do faintly remember Regi saying something about the 3DS coming out next year for North America so hm...
  • QWERTYCommander - September 28, 2010 1:27 a.m.

    Unlike everyone else, I'm patient.
  • speno93 - September 28, 2010 1:07 a.m.

    if its only for Japan i'm gonna be sooooo pissed. Santa will receive a shit load of letter bombs.
  • shadowreaper72 - September 27, 2010 11:57 p.m.

    I usually dont give a damn about anything Nintendo makes but I am very interested in this 3DS.
  • WhiteCredo - September 27, 2010 7:58 p.m.

    Importing a Japanese 3DS? No way, patience is rewarding anyway.
  • GameManiac - September 27, 2010 6:36 p.m.

    Santa's going to be saying "Ho ho ho-ly SHIT!" if this is true. I hope it is though. JUST! TWO! DAYS! If I have to wait until Spring 2011 for its release in America, I don't mind. Price doesn't matter to me much either. I'll afford it (it'll probably be $200-$250 anyway).
  • Larinah - September 27, 2010 6:11 p.m.

    Nintendo needs to stop this shit with releasing their stuff in Japan only. I understand that it's sorta WHERE THEY LIVE but the current market demands global releases.
  • slimjim441 - September 27, 2010 5:55 p.m.

    Is it region locked? @TizzleSniper probably...
  • TizzleSniper - September 27, 2010 4:04 p.m.

    @unoriginal, they'll probably be burning their large copious amounts of money in a fire pit, while they have slave boys in speedos bring them drinks made of the tears of unicorns and the blood of leprechauns.
  • RonnyLive19881 - September 27, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    3DS comes out in 3 days! 250 points to Gryffindor! I would shit bricks if the announcement was that it is being released a day later globally... I couldn't afford it at the moment :'(
  • CandiedJester - September 27, 2010 3:53 p.m.

    Why? What is the point of a giant delay? If that really does happen I'm going to be pissed.
  • CH3BURASHKA - September 27, 2010 3:50 p.m.

    You guys are really pulling out all the stops on the headlines. They've always been funny, but never as often. I'm liking this new GR. You hear that, GRUS? Step your game up!
  • Hotdiddykong - September 27, 2010 2:04 p.m.

    Oooh God i cant wait, TWO MORE DAYS :D If the 3DS DOES come out before christmas, God bless santa's soul...
  • Unoriginal - September 27, 2010 12:31 p.m.

    What are they doing for those 3-5 extra months?
  • Myrmida - September 27, 2010 12:14 p.m.

    Mhh, well, here in Germany "Bild" has the reputation of being a paper that's more or less full of crap, and I think most of the people who buy it do it for the half-naked girl on the bottom of page 1 :p But: an early release would be kinda awesome, so let's hope it's true :>
  • GrandMoffBubbles - September 27, 2010 11:58 a.m.

    Fuck Santa, 50 points from Slyterin.
  • RobTheBuilder - September 27, 2010 11:46 a.m.

    I got my DS from Japan months before the UK launch. Totally the right decision. 3DS depends entirely on whether it is region locked.
  • OHMYGODIMONFIRE - September 27, 2010 11:34 a.m.

    WHAT? Bullshit, 10 points from Gryffindor. I demand we recieve the 3DS at the same time. Hell, we got the wii BEFORE JAPAN. I demand the same special treatment.

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