The Nintendo 3DS has finally been given a US/European release date and a pricing.

Europe Release: 25th March
US Release: 27th March

Price: $249.99

Several other features were also announced, including a heavily streamlined Friend Code system which now only requires one FC per console as opposed to one per game, an interesting WiFi system called “SpotPass”, and confirmation of a Virtual Console for GB-GBA games. You can watch the whole event here.

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