Coming soon to some hands near you!

That’s right, kids. Per their plan to reveal the release date, Nindendo held a conference about the much anticipated 3D handheld and said that Japan would be the first to recieve the 3DS on February 26th, priced at roughly the equivalent of $300. If you think that’s frighteningly expensive for a handheld console, don’t worry – it will likely be a bit less expensive in the US.

What about the rest of the world? Worry not, they answered that question as well. Not as specific as we might like, Nintendo would only say that the 3DS would launch in North America and Europe in March 2011.

Hit the jump for more about the 3DS!

To get to the question everyone has been asking: what colors will the 3DS be available in at launch? Nintendo was eager to show off: Aqua Blue and Cosmic Black. The final design of the 3DS being promoted is almost exactly the same as the model shown at E3 earlier this year, the only difference being that the analog nub is no longer color-matched to the rest of the console.

Another fantastic tidbit about the 3DS is that it will have a version of the Virtual Console which will allow you to purchase and download classic Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games which will be playable in 3D! Super Mario Land was one of the titles shown off, and Link’s Awakening DX has also been confirmed as an upcoming title.

Miis will make their move to the handheld system with a Mii Studio of over 180 million Mii characters worldwide. You can even use the camera to take a photo of your face to use as the template for your Mii; the 3DS will, quite amazingly, automatically generate a Mii for you based on the photo.

Stay tuned to ZU for an article on what we learned about Ocarina of Time 3DS and new screen shots from it soon, as well as more information about the 3DS as it becomes available!

Source: Nintendo World Report
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  • Muskiok

    Head over to and there are a few seconds of video (at the end of the franchise montage video- don't worry, you'll find it) featuring young Link running around inside the Deku Tree. I don't know about you guys, but I think he looks exactly like his Super Smash Bros. Melee incarnation, what with the larger eyes and all…

  • Gerudude

    I like the thing about the mii's. You see, i'm so incredibly handsome and attractive, that no mii template could ever come close on the Wii.
    Hopefully that problem shall be solved by making a stunning photo of me with the 3ds.

  • Nao-kun

    wish they had kept the red one..

  • michael12268

    YES!!!!!!!!! LINKS AWAKENING IN 3D!!!!

  • Joko tree

    I can't believe this the Links awakening fan game won't be coming out but we can play it on the 3ds in 3d.

  • Sweet! Now I only hope they announce something on SS soon.

  • Mike


  • Sakume

    Yeah. Buying.

  • ninja

    take that psp!

  • ChainofTermina

    LA!!!!!!! FINALLY I'll be able to play it! They just better release the oracle games on it too, for if they do, and I buy and play them, I will have played EVERY SINGLE (worthy) ZELDA GAME IN EXISTENCE! MUAHHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahaaaa…….aaaa………………………………………$300 DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't afford that! how much cheaper could they go, America can't go THAT lower, can they? god damn it I'm not going to be able to afford this thing for years!

    • ChainofTermina

      why does the end of lines get cut off? that's really annoying.

  • Scrivs

    that would be so awesome if it came out on my birthday.

  • carlos

    what about the red 3ds

  • Icy

    As someone above said…


  • It looks good

  • alexross8

    I am going to have a yardsale by then. Even then , I will still probably only have a few dollars , never enough to buy a 3ds.
    I will ask my dad. I am sure he can offer a few dollars for missed birthdays and Christmases .

  • Ari

    But I don't have the money! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I KNOW! I'll win sometrhing I don't need and sell it!

  • keimori

    Anyone know if this VC thing will include DSI ware? i don't want to buy a DSI if i can just get it on a 3Ds in march

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