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

The console will be released on March 31, about seven weeks away, and only 4 days after it is released in the US. It will retail at $349.95 AU, and will be available in two colors: cosmo black and aqua 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 announced, meaning that the consoles will be imported from Australia.  Have fun with your new consoles, Austraila!