Nintendo originally said the 3DS would be out "during the fiscal year ending March 2011", but failed to clarify region.
Nintendo held of announcing a more accurate date at E3 where the console was properly revealed. But NOA boss Reggie Fils-Aime has, however, confirmed that Nintendo plans to release the new handheld "in all of our major markets by March 31, 2011".
Fils-Aime reasoned the decision to hold off announcing a date: "The reason we haven't announced a launch date or pricing is that, first, we wanted to get reaction here. Secondly, we'll be making individual market decisions in terms of what's happening in Japan, what's happening in the Americas, what's happening in Europe.
"The one thing, for sure, is that we will launch in all of our major markets by March 31, 2011," he promised.
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