German paper puts date and price on 3DS

Bild says 3DS on Japanese shelves November 11, Europe in Spring, 2011 at 200

German newspaper Bild has published a story giving release dates and pricing for Nintendo's new 3DS handheld, claiming that the machine will be available in Japan on November 11, 2010 and Europe in the Spring of 2011, priced at 200 (170.19).

The paper has made predictions before, correctly pre-empting Satoro Iwata's announcement of the Wii-mote with a story in 2005. However, Bild - the best selling newspaper in Europe - doesn't have the best reputation for accountable reporting, focusing largely on tabloid stories.

Nintendo has said previously that 3DS would be released in 2011, and is expected to confirm exact dates and prices at a press conference on Wednesday.

Several titles were also listed as being 3DS's launch games: Mario Kart 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, and Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle.

No source was given for the 3DS pricing and release information by Bild, which was noticed and reported via NeoGAF.

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Latest comments (5)

Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 9 years ago
*Newspapwer - newspaper.

Monday mornings eh? :)
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Josef Brett Animator 9 years ago
Weren't these dates already relesed by another source (well, the Japanese release - everyone knows that it will be 'Spring 2011' for Europe). Price is interesting though. Cheaper than I'd hoped for, so that would be good news if confirmed.

It would tie into the cheaper parts listed in the DF tech specs article.

Roll on Spring 2011!
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Junior Enwright Writer - novelist, comic book scripts, game narrative, article writer 9 years ago
How do those Germans do it?
i need to get some sources like they have.
I hope the release titles are geneuine because MARIO KART WOULD BE GREAT!
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Seems about right - why would they have a big 3DS announcement in Japan, before the holidays - if it wasn't launching this year at all?

Be interested to see the confirmed list of 3DS launch titles in Japan.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.9 years ago
2 more days and the rumors can be put to the credibility test.
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