Unconfirmed: German paper touts November 11 3DS launch date

Is the Nintendo 3DS launching in Japan on November 11? Possibly yes, if a German tabloid with a track record for calling Nintendo rumors correctly is to be believed.

Case in point, according to Bild, which cites no source but nevertheless definitively lists a Japanese launch date, the 3DS is arriving in Nippon on November 11. No word was given on a U.S. or European launch date, save for “spring 2011.”

Dubious? Of course it is. But! November 11 has been floated before. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, as they say…

7 Responses to Unconfirmed: German paper touts November 11 3DS launch date

  1. bananaoomarang says:


    This post suggests that they may have sourced from engadget, which in turn sourced from them. I’m not saying that’s the case, just putting it out there.

  2. Verius says:

    As much as I’d like to believe them, these release dates that are being tossed around are still rumours and unconfirmed by the Big N. I’ll wait until they officially announce a release date before getting really excited for it. None the less I’m looking forward to getting my hands on one of these devices when the time comes.

  3. EdEN says:

    Well, it’s a month and a half away and it would seem to be too close from the time Nintendo will be announcing release and pricing info. Still, this would mean that a release over here could be in december but is likely to be moved until march.

  4. Marcus says:

    They’re also saying the 3DS would cost 270$.

    I’m calling foul.

  5. Verius says:

    @Marcus I agree. $270 is definitely too pricey for a handheld for the masses

  6. Arjen says:

    Umm, people? The price is your least reason to cry foul. Remember that companies delight in asking much, much more money from Europeans.
    Where the Wii was $250 dollars in America, it was 250 euros here. Do the math on that one. Same for all other consoles, and so on and so forth. If this works backwards, it might actually predict a $200 price tag…
    That last bit is just speculation on my part, though.

    But anyway… still dubious, but not impossible.

  7. Matthew says:

    Hey, I jsut read news from the Japanese Nintendo press conference that the 3DS will launch in Japan on February 26,2011 for $300 USD. They did not mention a word about North America or Europe release details, though. I think we may pay $250-270 here. I can see that prisce point .

    Nintendo must now this is a sure fire success and that we will eat it up, and we will!! I just hope the price is a little lower over here in North America. $300 seems a bit much for a handheld.

    IN addition to this , the 3DS will feature mii chatacters and a mii plaza like feature like the Wii has. You will be able to take a pciture of your face using the Nintendo 3DS’s camera and use it on your mii. Nintendo also confirmed a 3DS virtual console service. They said we will be able to download Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance Games as well. Much like the Wii’s Virtual Console. Pretty awesome stuff!!! Pass this on!!

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