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The Nintendo 3DS is just hours away from launching in Japan.

The portable gaming device is scheduled to hit store shelves tomorrow in Japan for 25,000 yen (about $300), while U.S. buyers have to wait until late March. The 3DS features the familiar dual-screen design customers have grown accustomed to with the Nintendo DS, but allows gamers to play titles in 3D. The most interesting aspect of the 3DS is that it doesn't require users to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Aside from that, the platform comes with an accelerometer and gyroscope to improving the gaming experience, as well as the ability for users take 3D photos. Nintendo is offering the platform in both blue and black.
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man i am so getting this when prices go down a bit.
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^lol why can't the USA get it then!!!!
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This and a psp2(or whatever it will be tittled) = one happy camper.
     
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^lol why can't the USA get it then!!!!
I think nintendo dislikes the US, Europe gets it before the US too and you know usually its always the US getting stuff first
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^lol why can't the USA get it then!!!!
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I think nintendo dislikes the US, Europe gets it before the US too and you know usually its always the US getting stuff first
Nintendo uses Japan as beta testers before they ship it to the US.
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why am i so unenthusiastic for this? i think it's because the NGP is gonna be way cooler IMO. i'd rather have better graphics and two analog sticks and the awesome sony franchises than some goofy 3d effect (dont really like 3d in the first place honestly), one analog stick, wii graphics, and rehashes of old games. like pilotwings...ocarina of time...obligatory mario game...metroid something or another...these games were cool at one point, but man i'm just so sick of them now.
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why am i so unenthusiastic for this? i think it's because the NGP is gonna be way cooler IMO. i'd rather have better graphics and two analog sticks and the awesome sony franchises than some goofy 3d effect (dont really like 3d in the first place honestly), one analog stick, wii graphics, and rehashes of old games. like pilotwings...ocarina of time...obligatory mario game...metroid something or another...these games were cool at one point, but man i'm just so sick of them now.
Sony is being very lame lately. I think I'd take the 3DS over the NGP despite it's better graphics any day now.
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Sony is being very lame lately. I think I'd take the 3DS over the NGP despite it's better graphics any day now.
Same here. What's the point in having good graphics if the games suck. I'm really looking forward to this and the new Zelda OOT. I'll prolly grab some golden sun 3ds games too when they come out
    
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I'm just waiting for the price of the current DSi to drop after release, and the flood of used ones for cheap. I'll take my pick then. It's not like I'm going to be missing much on the 3DS that can't be played on the DSi XL.
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