Nintendo 3DS release date announced

February Japan release, £188

Nintendo Japan has literally just announced a February 26 release date for the Nintendo 3DS.

The handheld will be priced at 25,000 yen (£188) in the region, the platform holder's confirmed.


At its ongoing Japan press conference Nintendo showed off titles such as Animal Crossing, Ocarina of Time, Chocobo Racing, Metal Gear Solid and Paper Mario.

Western release plans are set to be announced later today via Nintendo's overseas branches, it said, though it's being reported that this will happen in March.

Two colours will be available at launch in Japan; Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black.