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Following the Nintendo 3DS's public showing in Japan at the Nintendo World Fair, Nintendo have announced that on 19th January 2011 there will be a Press Preview event for the 3DS in New York, as well as Amsterdam, which the President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed, will be detailing the release of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld console, the successor to the highly successful Nintendo DS series of consoles. Meanwhile, numerous French retailers (including Amazon's French arm, which was quickly removed) have listed a Recommended Retail price of €250 (Roughly £207.65)
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It's going to be a busy month for the {{bp|Nintendo 3DS|3DS}}. The latest Nintendo handheld console, which is yet to be released to the public, was recently demonstrated at Japan's Nintendo World Fair over the weekend. Following the successful weekend, the console will be jetting around the world as international promotional events begin.
   
The Spanish-arm of GameStop, who are known in the Pokémon community for the American arm's Pokémon events, recently placed the console up for pre-order, with a price of €249 and a release date of 7th April, which was quickly removed. While retailers tend to post their estimates of release dates, the removal does bring it into question. However, Nintendo of America have assured that the March U.S. release month still stands - Hopefully, answers will be available on 19th January.
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At the World Fair, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime announced two press preview events in New York and Amsterdam to be held on January 19. Further information about the console will be given at these events. It is expected that the console price and release date will be revealed.
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Although the price of the 3DS remains unknown at present, it is expected to be the most expensive Nintendo console yet. In Japan, the 3DS will retail at ¥25,000 (approximately US$300). Some European retailers have listed prices online. The French branch of retail giant {{wp|Amazon.com}} listed 3DS consoles at €250 (US$322); this price has since been removed. Information from the Spanish GameStop arm has also been taken down; the retailer had the 3DS priced at €249 with a release date April 7.
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The 3DS will be released in Japan on February 26, with North American, European, and Australian releases [[Nintendo moves into the next dimension|expected in March]]. The exact date, however, will remain unknown for nine more days.
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* [http://nintendo3dsblog.com/launch-details-will-be-given-out-on-january-19th-says-reggie-fils-aime Nintendo 3DS blog]

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It's going to be a busy month for the 3DS. The latest Nintendo handheld console, which is yet to be released to the public, was recently demonstrated at Japan's Nintendo World Fair over the weekend. Following the successful weekend, the console will be jetting around the world as international promotional events begin.

At the World Fair, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime announced two press preview events in New York and Amsterdam to be held on January 19. Further information about the console will be given at these events. It is expected that the console price and release date will be revealed.

Although the price of the 3DS remains unknown at present, it is expected to be the most expensive Nintendo console yet. In Japan, the 3DS will retail at ¥25,000 (approximately US$300). Some European retailers have listed prices online. The French branch of retail giant Amazon.com listed 3DS consoles at €250 (US$322); this price has since been removed. Information from the Spanish GameStop arm has also been taken down; the retailer had the 3DS priced at €249 with a release date April 7.

The 3DS will be released in Japan on February 26, with North American, European, and Australian releases expected in March. The exact date, however, will remain unknown for nine more days.

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