Nintendo 3DS delayed until 2011

Written by Paul Goodhead

June 28, 2010 // 11:12 a.m.

Tags: #3d #3ds #ds #game-boy #mario #nintendo #nintendo-3ds #release-date #zelda

While it had previously been hinted that the 3DS would get an October 2010 release, Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, announced this weekend that the 3DS won't be ready until next year.

Reported first on GamesBeat, it's speculated that the delay is largely due to Nintendo wanting to make sure it can have adequate supplies of the console ready for launch.

Nintendo hasn't adjusted the only firm date it has given for the 3DS - that it will be released before March 2011.

We don't think Nintendo will be worrying too much about the delay as sales of the current DS console are reported to still be growing.

At E3 recently Nintendo revealed a list of launch titles for the 3DS, including new Mario Kart, Starfox, Paper Mario and Kid Icarus titles. Third party games include Metal Gear Solid, The Sims 3 and Resident Evil.

Are you disappointed by this delay or do you think 3D gaming is just a fad? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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