Australasian 3DS pricing, release date set

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  • Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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In an announcement made earlier today, Nintendo Australia set a release date and price for the upcoming 3DS console.

The latest Nintendo console will be released on March 31, about seven weeks away. It will retail at $349.95 AU, and be available in two colors: black and blue.

EB Games, an international gaming retailer popular in New Zealand, has listed 3DS consoles as $449.00 NZ each. A release date of March 31 was supplied, indicating that the consoles will be imported from Australia.

With this announcement, all major geographical centers have release dates and prices. For convenience, they are compiled below.

Country Release date Local price (US conversion)
Japan February 26 ¥25,000 ($303)
United States March 27 $249.99 ($249.99)
Canada March 27 $249.99 ($249.99)
Europe March 25 Set by retailers
United Kingdom March 25 Set by retailers
Australia March 31 $349.95 ($355)
New Zealand March 31 $449.00 ($347)

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