Nintendo 3DS Launch Date and Pricing Confirmed

September 29, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Launch dates and the pricing of the Nintendo 3DS gaming handheld have been confirmed, along with new features of the console. The Nintendo 3DS, which is the 3D version of the Nintendo DS, will be available in Japan on February 26th 2011 with a price tag of 25,000 yen (about $298).

At a press conference in Japan, the company also revealed new features of the Nintendo 3DS. The Nintendo 3DS will give you the ability to take your picture using the 3DS’ front-facing camera and then use the image as a template for creating Miis. You will be able to edit it too using Mii Studio on the 3DS.

Miis can be converted into a QR code, put on a 2GB SD card, and scanned by the 3DS so that they can be shared. The 3DS will constantly be “WiFi aware,” and can download Mii data from other users even in sleep mode from WiFi hotspots or other handhelds through an enhanced Tag mode.

The company announced that the gaming handheld will be released in the US and Europe in March 2011. But there was no confirmation on the pricing.

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