Nintendo Squashes 3DS Launch Rumors

Paul Lilly

For those of you hoping to score Nintendo's upcoming 3DS handheld console in time for the holidays, you better have a backup gift to add to your wish list. Addressing rumors suggesting an October launch, Nintendo said not to expect the 3DS until 2011.

"Nintendo 3DS will not be arriving in 2010. 3DS won't be appearing until next year," said Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

Reggie's comments came during a taping of the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon talk show and clarify what Nintendo has said all along, which is that the 3DS would ship before March 31, 2011. How much earlier remains to be seen, and given the early hype, it's possible Nintendo could push the release date back to buy some time to line up more supply.

Nintendo's 3DS console has been making headlines because of its ability to produce 3D images without requiring the viewer to don a pair of stereoscopic glasses.

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