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Reggie Fils-Aime (aka the Regginator) has just announced that the eagerly anticipated successor to the Nintendo DS will be released in all territories by the end of the financial year.

The so-called ‘prototype’ model received an overwhelmingly positive response at E3 last week, with critics lauding its technical prowess and convincing 3D effects. However, many gamers demanded to know to real reason as to why Nintendo refused to confirm an official release date at the conference.

When regarding this matter, Fils-Aime stated: ”The reason we haven’t announced a launch date or pricing is that, first, we wanted to get reaction here. Secondly, we’ll be making individual market decisions in terms of what’s happening in Japan, what’s happening in the Americas, what’s happening in Europe.”

He also added: ”You know typically, at an E3, our engineers are looking for feedback. You know, we have an army of Nintendo representatives out on our show floor talking to attendees, getting reactions to everything in the device: the depth slider, the buttons, the sliding pad that is, essentially, an analog-type stick.”

By saying this, Nintendo have yet to finalise the design for the 3DS, however after the show-stopping demonstration they gave last week it would be deemed inconceivable to top an already brilliantly crafted piece of hardware. Maybe we’ll get a 4D XXLi model sometime in 2012? What does that mean exactly? I really couldn’t tell you.

Check out our E3 coverage for more information on the 3DS.

Source: Industry Gamers

  1. After seeing the 3DS at E3, it will definitely be a day 1 purchase for me, which will make it the first Gameboy system I was ever that interested in.

  2. I can’t believe you got to actually play the damn thing!! Words cannot describe how jealous I am…ugh…anger…seeing red…*faints*

    What games did you get to play? The Ocarina of Time remake looks pretty damn hot!

  3. Wow, March 2011?! that’s a crazy long time away. Still, I’ll be elbowing little kids in the head and beasting my way to the front of the line come Day 1, and I’m pretty sure we’re going to see Pokemon as a launch title for it, mark my words.

  4. There’s an impressive line up of titles for launch, and the tech is the real deal. Never owned a Nintendo handheld before, but this is a day 1 purchase for me.

  5. Everything I’ve heard is overwhelmingly positive, but I’m hoping people will understand if I want to see the system’s library first.

  6. I hope Gamestop will offer a trade up discount.

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