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Nintendo 3DS!!(RUMORS)

yanksrul5yanksrul5 New JerseyRegistered User regular
edited March 2011 in PAX Archive
So earlier Joystiq reported that at gonintendo.com had a magazine articule a probable release date for the 3DS on March 11th! now there was an issue about photoshopping, but an update showed a proven unaltered photo from a reader that it showed a March 2011 release, which still could be the 11th.

If this is true then everyone attending PAX who wants a 3DS (which might be everyone!) this could lead to a large problem with local retailers in the Boston area.

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    benswimmingbenswimming PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    It was already said the 3DS was coming to America in March 2011, I don't see how this is news. The March 11th has also been proven a Photoshop, and why would Nintendo release the 3DS on a Friday anyways?

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    GentlemanneGentlemanne Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    and why would Nintendo release the 3DS on a Friday anyways?

    As far as I remember the DS XL came out the friday before PAX this year (in the UK at any rate)

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    HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    That would cause an interesting conundrum - wait in the PAX line friday morning or wait in the 3DS line friday morning.

    Here's hoping for a midnight launch.

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    f0cusf0cus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Na, not too bad. Just go to a Gamestop midnight release. We could even turn it into a PAX meetup.

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    yanksrul5yanksrul5 New JerseyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I think it would be awesome if they could set up a booth at PAX so people could pick up their preorders. If that were to happen.

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    HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    f0cus wrote: »
    Na, not too bad. Just go to a Gamestop midnight release. We could even turn it into a PAX meetup.

    Right after the Pokemon Pubcrawl. A horde of drunk geeks converging on a Gamestop to pick up their 3DS...

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    RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    If for some reason they do release it on Friday or that week sometime...I'll be preordering my 3DS and picking it up in Boston somewhere.

    Considering they haven't released a handheld in the past decade on a Wed, Thur or Fri I'd be surprised. However they might if they recognize PAX is a big enough deal.

    Gameboy Advance - Mon, June 11th, 2000
    Gameboy Advance SP - Sun, Mar 23rd, 2003
    Nintendo DS - Saturday, Nov 21st, 2004
    Gameboy Micro - Tue, Sep 13th, 2005
    Nintendo DS Lite - Sunday, Jun 11th, 2006
    Nintendo DSi - Saturday, Nov 1st, 2008
    Nintendo DSi XL - Sunday, Apr 5th, 2009

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    flatlineflatline Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Rdr wrote: »
    If for some reason they do release it on Friday or that week sometime...I'll be preordering my 3DS and picking it up in Boston somewhere.

    Considering they haven't released a handheld in the past decade on a Wed, Thur or Fri I'd be surprised. However they might if they recognize PAX is a big enough deal.

    Gameboy Advance - Mon, June 11th, 2000
    Gameboy Advance SP - Sun, Mar 23rd, 2003
    Nintendo DS - Saturday, Nov 21st, 2004
    Gameboy Micro - Tue, Sep 13th, 2005
    Nintendo DS Lite - Sunday, Jun 11th, 2006
    Nintendo DSi - Saturday, Nov 1st, 2008
    Nintendo DSi XL - Sunday, Apr 5th, 2009

    Not quite sure where you got the 2009 date for the XL. It wasn't even announced until like October of 2009. Previous poster was correct. The North American release date for the DSi XL was March 28 2010 (during PAX East). That was... a Sunday (Saturday midnight). I distinctly remember being in awe of a fellow PAX East attendee who let me play around with his new Extra Large baby.

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    RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Whoops. That's what I get for looking up stuff and stopping/starting in between doing stuff at work.


    DSi - Sun, Apr 5th 2009

    and your date is right on the XL. I remember it coming out during PAXE but don't think Nintendo planned it that way because no one knew PAXE was gonna be such a hit. Too busy at work to try to find out when Nintendo announced the release date on the XL compared to when PA announced the PAXE dates.

    Certainly possible that Nintendo will release during PAX. I hope so. I wanna get my hands on that thing asap. Don't care if its $200.

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    f0cusf0cus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Heleor wrote: »
    Right after the Pokemon Pubcrawl. A horde of drunk geeks converging on a Gamestop to pick up their 3DS...
    I wonder what Boston's open container laws are like... we could just make "drunken midnight release" the "secret boss" of the Pokecrawl. "Chug a Four Loko in line at Gamestop. Don't get caught."

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    atiariatiari Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    f0cus wrote: »
    Heleor wrote: »
    Right after the Pokemon Pubcrawl. A horde of drunk geeks converging on a Gamestop to pick up their 3DS...
    I wonder what Boston's open container laws are like... we could just make "drunken midnight release" the "secret boss" of the Pokecrawl. "Chug a Four Loko in line at Gamestop. Don't get caught."

    Fairly rough. From what I remember anyways, but that's been 10 years.

    But if by some lucky star the 3ds comes out during PAX East I'm all about getting as many of us together as are willing (hopefully thousands) to descend on the closest Gamestop and make them cry from the sheer numbers. We're PAXers, we're used to long lines. Gamestop employees...less so.

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited November 2010
    f0cus wrote: »
    Heleor wrote: »
    Right after the Pokemon Pubcrawl. A horde of drunk geeks converging on a Gamestop to pick up their 3DS...
    I wonder what Boston's open container laws are like... we could just make "drunken midnight release" the "secret boss" of the Pokecrawl. "Chug a Four Loko in line at Gamestop. Don't get caught."

    I couldn't even walk into my hotel with a closed 12-pack of beer at PAX East. They refused to let me take it to my room and made me check it. I'm pretty sure open containers in public will get you arrested in MA*.



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    OnmitsuOnmitsu I'm just a birdie Ca-caw, ca-caw!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    If the release is really alongside the start of PAX, then I won't be getting a 3DS that night. There's enough going on that I really won't miss a few days without a 3ds.

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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    f0cus wrote: »
    Heleor wrote: »
    Right after the Pokemon Pubcrawl. A horde of drunk geeks converging on a Gamestop to pick up their 3DS...
    I wonder what Boston's open container laws are like... we could just make "drunken midnight release" the "secret boss" of the Pokecrawl. "Chug a Four Loko in line at Gamestop. Don't get caught."

    I couldn't even walk into my hotel with a closed 12-pack of beer at PAX East. They refused to let me take it to my room and made me check it. I'm pretty sure open containers in public will get you arrested in MA*.



    I am not a lawyer, nothing I say should be considered as legal advice.


    wait, what? I'd tell anyone who said I couldn't have beer in the hotel to go to hell.

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    HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    atiari wrote: »
    f0cus wrote: »
    Heleor wrote: »
    Right after the Pokemon Pubcrawl. A horde of drunk geeks converging on a Gamestop to pick up their 3DS...
    I wonder what Boston's open container laws are like... we could just make "drunken midnight release" the "secret boss" of the Pokecrawl. "Chug a Four Loko in line at Gamestop. Don't get caught."

    Fairly rough. From what I remember anyways, but that's been 10 years.

    But if by some lucky star the 3ds comes out during PAX East I'm all about getting as many of us together as are willing (hopefully thousands) to descend on the closest Gamestop and make them cry from the sheer numbers. We're PAXers, we're used to long lines. Gamestop employees...less so.

    Yeah, except there's no way the supply would last that many people. ;)

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    atiariatiari Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Heleor wrote: »
    atiari wrote: »
    f0cus wrote: »
    Heleor wrote: »
    Right after the Pokemon Pubcrawl. A horde of drunk geeks converging on a Gamestop to pick up their 3DS...
    I wonder what Boston's open container laws are like... we could just make "drunken midnight release" the "secret boss" of the Pokecrawl. "Chug a Four Loko in line at Gamestop. Don't get caught."

    Fairly rough. From what I remember anyways, but that's been 10 years.

    But if by some lucky star the 3ds comes out during PAX East I'm all about getting as many of us together as are willing (hopefully thousands) to descend on the closest Gamestop and make them cry from the sheer numbers. We're PAXers, we're used to long lines. Gamestop employees...less so.

    Yeah, except there's no way the supply would last that many people. ;)

    If we all preorder through the closest store they would ;) I.e. picking up the preorders, not hoping they have one in stock.

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    undeadundead Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'd order it from the gamestop close to my house, but the problem is that if it's released on Friday, I have to pick it up on Friday or I won't be able to get it (pre-order contract is void after 48 hours).

    Thankfully, that particular Gamestop is a rather large store, and lines usually aren't a problem there. The only thing that stinks about it possibly coming out during Pax is that it means less money for Pax.

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    flatlineflatline Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The last I heard, the 3DS was going to be around $300... has anyone heard differently? Currently I'm looking at getting the special edition Mario XL for christmas, since I don't have any DS yet (but occasionally steal my wife's Lite for poke action) and $300 seems way too steep for a portable platform.

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    NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    f0cus wrote: »
    Heleor wrote: »
    Right after the Pokemon Pubcrawl. A horde of drunk geeks converging on a Gamestop to pick up their 3DS...
    I wonder what Boston's open container laws are like... we could just make "drunken midnight release" the "secret boss" of the Pokecrawl. "Chug a Four Loko in line at Gamestop. Don't get caught."

    I couldn't even walk into my hotel with a closed 12-pack of beer at PAX East. They refused to let me take it to my room and made me check it. I'm pretty sure open containers in public will get you arrested in MA*.



    I am not a lawyer, nothing I say should be considered as legal advice.

    That's a shame, because you'd think boston of all places would be ok with being drunk in public.

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    tvethiopiatvethiopia Salem MARegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    f0cus wrote: »
    Heleor wrote: »
    Right after the Pokemon Pubcrawl. A horde of drunk geeks converging on a Gamestop to pick up their 3DS...
    I wonder what Boston's open container laws are like... we could just make "drunken midnight release" the "secret boss" of the Pokecrawl. "Chug a Four Loko in line at Gamestop. Don't get caught."

    I couldn't even walk into my hotel with a closed 12-pack of beer at PAX East. They refused to let me take it to my room and made me check it. I'm pretty sure open containers in public will get you arrested in MA*.



    I am not a lawyer, nothing I say should be considered as legal advice.

    true, but that being said, I spent much of my youth drinking cheap wine out of 711 cups on newbury st, so discretion is everything.

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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    f0cus wrote: »
    Heleor wrote: »
    Right after the Pokemon Pubcrawl. A horde of drunk geeks converging on a Gamestop to pick up their 3DS...
    I wonder what Boston's open container laws are like... we could just make "drunken midnight release" the "secret boss" of the Pokecrawl. "Chug a Four Loko in line at Gamestop. Don't get caught."

    I couldn't even walk into my hotel with a closed 12-pack of beer at PAX East. They refused to let me take it to my room and made me check it. I'm pretty sure open containers in public will get you arrested in MA*.



    I am not a lawyer, nothing I say should be considered as legal advice.

    That's a shame, because you'd think boston of all places would be ok with being drunk in public.

    Drinking on the T is an institution. Just hide it in a bag bum-style or dump it in a DD/711 cup, and don't be stupid. It's mostly the 2nd part that gets people busted.

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    RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    flatline wrote: »
    The last I heard, the 3DS was going to be around $300... has anyone heard differently? Currently I'm looking at getting the special edition Mario XL for christmas, since I don't have any DS yet (but occasionally steal my wife's Lite for poke action) and $300 seems way too steep for a portable platform.


    Seems pretty steep. I thought it was $200 if you take the announced yen price and convert to us dollars. I still think $200-220.

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    HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Rdr wrote: »
    flatline wrote: »
    The last I heard, the 3DS was going to be around $300... has anyone heard differently? Currently I'm looking at getting the special edition Mario XL for christmas, since I don't have any DS yet (but occasionally steal my wife's Lite for poke action) and $300 seems way too steep for a portable platform.


    Seems pretty steep. I thought it was $200 if you take the announced yen price and convert to us dollars. I still think $200-220.

    The announced yen price translates into approximately 308 dollars at today's exchange rate. That said, products are notoriously more expensive in Japan and while the Wii came out at 25k Yen on release, it only cost 249.99 in the US.

    Basically, expect it to be $250. Don't be surprised if it's more. Be pleasantly surprised if it's less.

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    smerksmerk Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yay exchange rats! My PAX trip is gonna be BOSS! (sic)

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    RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Ya I guess I can convince myself that $250 for a handheld game is worth it. :(

    I bought a DS Lite for $120 new. DSi is pretty similar in hardware and they started at $169 new? I just couldn't bring myself to upgrade.

    For $250 the 3DS will have to be pretty damn impressive. I am hoping I can get some hands on time with one at a Gamestop or Best Buy before it comes out.

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    flatlineflatline Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Rdr wrote: »
    Ya I guess I can convince myself that $250 for a handheld game is worth it. :(

    I bought a DS Lite for $120 new. DSi is pretty similar in hardware and they started at $169 new? I just couldn't bring myself to upgrade.

    For $250 the 3DS will have to be pretty damn impressive. I am hoping I can get some hands on time with one at a Gamestop or Best Buy before it comes out.

    Yeah, I dunno mate.... hard to convince myself to spend as much or more than the wii cost at launch. The autostereoscopic 3D will have to be, as you said, pretty damn impressive. I have heard good things, but I need to see it with mine own eyes.

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    daegandaegan Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I really hope it's the weekend before or after. I can't go if it comes out during PAX - that was a caveat of getting the time off. (unless supply is really short) :/

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    Majikman13Majikman13 Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Heleor wrote: »
    f0cus wrote: »
    Na, not too bad. Just go to a Gamestop midnight release. We could even turn it into a PAX meetup.

    Right after the Pokemon Pubcrawl. A horde of drunk geeks converging on a Gamestop to pick up their 3DS...

    THIS!

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    jujujuju [E] Line Entertainment! Brookline, MARegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I will buy a 3DS on release date if there is one 3DS exclusive I really want coming out the same day. If not, no dice. I am absolutely ridiculous, I own a DS Lite and a DSi, and I bought the DSi the week before the 3DS was announced. I barely play either. That will change soon with a change (for the better!) in my job scheduling.

    The closest Gamestop to the convention center is on Winter Street, right by Park Street station. There is also an FYE nearby too, and if they're still in business by then they might be less bombed for preorder.

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    flatlineflatline Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    flatline wrote: »


    Hmm. That is kinda disappointing. 3-8 hours battery life and possibly $300 retail? Starting to get worried, Nintendo.

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    territoiresterritoires Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Well, in fairness, the 3D tech is going to take mucho power to run. An article I read did say that normal DS games will run to a longer battery life for the 3DS.

    There's only so much juice they can stick into a battery, I guess.

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    HalfazedninjaHalfazedninja Author of Jake Howard: Multiverse 101! Behind YouRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Well today is the announcement of the US release date at the press conference in NYC. All questions (ie pricing) will be known today!

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    TrionTrion Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Well today is the announcement of the US release date at the press conference in NYC. All questions (ie pricing) will be known today!

    Wha!? I thought this was next week! I'll have to keep my eyes open.

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    RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Well today is the announcement of the US release date at the press conference in NYC. All questions (ie pricing) will be known today!

    Link?

    Everywhere I know says the press conference is Jan 19th.

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    DidgeridooDidgeridoo Flighty Dame Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Whether or not I get a 3DS at launch is entirely dependent on whether the 3DS Paper Mario will be one of the launch titles

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I just hope they have some on display at PAX. I'm a huge DS fan, it brought me back to the Nintendo fold but even I'm having a struggle with the rumored price points and battery life. I think it's a system I'll really need to get hands on with before cementing whether or not to buy one close to launch.

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    HalfazedninjaHalfazedninja Author of Jake Howard: Multiverse 101! Behind YouRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Rdr wrote: »
    Well today is the announcement of the US release date at the press conference in NYC. All questions (ie pricing) will be known today!

    Link?

    Everywhere I know says the press conference is Jan 19th.

    Oh crap, my bad. I got my announcement dates screwed up. I could have sworn I read that it was happening on 1/11/11.

    Sorry for the false alarm.

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    tvethiopiatvethiopia Salem MARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    http://www.thetanooki.com/2011/01/12/iwata-4-million-3ds-hand-helds-will-be-available-world-wide/

    only 4 million for the WHOLE WORLD, and 1.5 million of those will be in japan only. this combined with boston stores potentially being slammed by paxers means if you don't preorder, it's not happening.

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    edited January 2011
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