BREAKING! 3DS US launch price will be $249 on March 27th, Europe on March 25th for £229

In addition to the launch price and date, Reggie says they will have 30 games available by E3 this year. Also, a virtual console that will allow you to play Gameboy and Gameboy Color games. Comes bundled with the charging cradle and AR cards just like Japan. Should have lots to do on this system when it launches.

UPDATE: Europe has a launch date of March 25th, but no price was announced. Stay tuned as we try to find out more for our friends across the pond.

UPDATE 2: Joystiq is reporting a European price of £229.99