Nightly News Roundup 2010.06.17

Expect 3DS by early 2011, next Wii might support 3D, 3DS to allow game installs, and DSi and DSiXL price drops coming to Japan and Europe.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 06/17/2010 18:10 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Nintendo source says 3DS should ship by March next Year

Eurogamer claims a senior source at Nintendo has confirmed a targeted launch of late 2010for 3DS for at least one major market with all others receiving the handheld by March 2011 at the latest. The source was not named, and while this goes againts many recent estimates by the gaming press, this launch window is within the period given in the initial press release that announced the 3DS in March.

Source: Eurogamer

Iwata is considering 3D for Nintendo’s next home console

Nihon Keizai Shumbun, a Japanese financial paper, recently spoke with Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata about 3D gaming. He said, “”In the future, 3D will become the mainstream of gaming” before going on to say Nintendo would still probably wait until 3D televisions had at least achieved 30% of the market. Also, when asked if 3DS was evidence of Nintendo riding a recent “3D boom”, Iwata stated Nintendo has actually been experimenting with 3D for 20 years.

Source: IGN

3DS might support full game installs to internal memory

Nihon Keizai Shumbun had more to reveal, claiming that 3DS will allow gamers to install multiple games to the system’s memory, effectively making it so gamers won’t need to carry around individual cartridges. This has yet to be confirmed by Nintendo and also raises question about piracy, as well as the type and size of 3DS’s memory.

Source: IGN

DS price drops confirmed for Japan and Europe

Effective today in Japan and Tomorrow in Europe, both DSi and DSiXL models will receive price cuts. Three new DSi XL colors were introduced in Japan today, and to mark the occasion Nintendo  dropped the DSi XL price by 2,000 yen and the DSi Price by 3,900 yen. Nintendo followed that up by announcing a price cut for Europe, though the exact numbers were not given. Nothing has been said of North American price cuts.

Source: Eurogamer

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