We know that Nintendo’s hot new glasses-free 3-D gaming handheld is on the way, but Nintendo still hasn’t announced anything about a price or a release date for the system’s U.S. launch. It could be seen as promising news then that GameStop is now taking preorders for the system.
Sure, GameStop is notorious for taking preorders before a product is ready or even exists, but the 3DS preorder could offer a bit of insight.
The 3DS will be available in Japan this March at a price equivalent to around $300, but it’s generally agreed that we’ll be seeing it cheaper in the States. Popular opinion, for what it’s worth, is that we’ll be getting the 3DS just a few months after Japan.
GameStop hasn’t given a specific price or a release date for the system, but it seems promising that preorders are now being accepted. If getting Nintendo’s new handheld is a must for you, it might not be a bad idea to head over and put down a bit of cash.