Breaking news live from the (admittedly a little bit dull) Nintendo 3DS event in Amsterdam; the UK launch date for the 3DS has been confirmed for 25th March, with the price ‘up to the retailer’… The console will be $249 in the States, and several European retailers have said ’250€’.
Nintendo also confirmed a relationship with Sky 3D, Aardman and Eurosport, which will provide 3D content directly to the console, and showed off Street Pass, which will enable easy, automatic sharing of data whilst your 3DS is on standby as you meet other users.
In addition, the 3DS will also only use one Friend Code, which is per console, not per game, thankfully.
We’re there at the conference, and we’ll be bringing you our hands on impression of the 3DS and all the games we can grab from Nintendo’s sweaty hands in the next day or so.
In the meantime let us know what you think.
[Update] Unconfirmed reports are quoting HMV’s price at £229.99.