European Nintendo 3DS Conference Finished

Nintendo is holding a press conference in Amsterdam this afternoon at 2pm GMT / 3pm CET to (hopefully) reveal European launch details for its new 3DS handheld.

Nintendo bosses will take to the stage to reveal when the 3DS will arrive, how much it will cost and what games will launch with it. UK MD David Yarnton is in attendance along with a host of developers.

Eurogamer will be there, reporting live, and this gives us the perfect opportunity to use our new live updates system, which is what you're staring at now.

We already have an inkling of what Nintendo will say today, naturally. Speculation points to a high 220-230 asking price, and the date is likely to be either 18th or 25th March.

As to a line-up? That's hazier. The Japanese launch offers eight games, the most eye-catching being Nintendogs + Cats and Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle. Street Fighter IV 3D and PES 3D are also part of the picture.

And remember: you won't be able to import games - Japanese and American software won't work on a European 3DS.

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  • weebl 4 years ago

    what everyone said.
  • lucky_jim 4 years ago

    It'll be interesting to see what Sony do with the PSP2. I have this nagging feeling that Sony and Nintendo, despite protestations, think deep down that they're competing with each other in the handheld market. They're not. They're competing with smartphones, and if they don't realise it soon they're gonna get buried.
  • Lusterpurge 4 years ago

    I just came here to say that there are a ton of comments.
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

  • Sabreman64 4 years ago

  • lucky_jim 4 years ago

  • sfp_noodle 4 years ago

  • hahayou 4 years ago

    Maybe should have skipped the underwhelming press events in favour of knocking a few quid off the price?
  • apoc_reg 4 years ago

    Absolute con! Keep your money kids
  • Goffee 4 years ago

    Dear Ninty, I have shakey hands syndrome (insert your own wibbly/wobbly/unstable illness here) will I always get a headache when playing?
  • geeza2020 4 years ago

    I like you Nintendo, but not THAT much.
  • Moonprince 4 years ago

    Yeah not going over 200. Its not that special...
  • BigOrkWaaagh 4 years ago

    Gamegears had it for 195 before the press conference.
  • InsoFox 4 years ago

    @X201 No, I realise that -people, taken as a whole- are susceptible to the arbitrary so-called 200 barrier, that's just a psychological thing. But there's no reason for a single person to pay undue attention to that. If 200 works you, why not 210, are you -that- determined? Even 230 isn't unreasonably higher than 200, it's just a bit of a joke when you consider the US price.
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    Gamegears also mention an RRP of 199.99
  • djkix 4 years ago

    @isnips909 - failsafe way of finding it :) Search Play for 3DS, narrow search results to GAMES. Console is the 16th result.
  • X201 4 years ago

    @InsoFox So you haven't noticed that online retailers steadily drop the price of items until sales pick up and then stick to that price? Low number of pre-orders (Take the mick out of a target figure) will make the price drop.
  • isnips909 4 years ago

    @sargeant_samporridge - We are unable to display the page you requested. You may have followed an outdated link or mistyped the address (URL). If this problem persists, please email us at support@play.com and let us know.

    No Worries though! Will definately be passing on this bit of fad ware
  • smithdown 4 years ago

    Gamegears have it for 194.99. That's more like it.

  • beastmaster 4 years ago

    My mate is over in the states at launch. Splendid!
  • Munkaay 4 years ago

    id pay 230 for it. Its a good bit of kit. Games in 3d which i think is a good step forward
  • sargeant_samporridge 4 years ago

    @isnips909 http://www.play.com/Games/DS/4-/
    15572510...
  • isnips909 4 years ago

    @djkix - Nope, still just the home page. Just seen it on Game site and find it hilarious that it has related products next to it with the PS3 at the same price and the 360 with kinect 5 cheaper! lol
  • Futaba 4 years ago

    100 extra for an extra dimension. I'll pass for now.
  • djkix 4 years ago

    @isnips909 - should work, try this one also:

    http://tinyurl.com/3xgfjpx
  • WinterSnowblind 4 years ago

    230 in GAME
  • InsoFox 4 years ago

    @X201 Yes, pre-ordering above 200, a nice round number due to the accident of the metric system, which you have set as the arbitrary point beyond which it becomes a rip-off would be bad.
  • skowhegan 4 years ago

    229.99 is 70 quid more than the U.S. equivalent. Region-locking explained.
  • isnips909 4 years ago

    No where to be found on play even if you search. URL just goes to homepage?
  • spekkeh 4 years ago

    ?308 on Play. Lol. I can understand why they're not saying that. Yeah I'll wait a bit.
  • JetSetWilly 4 years ago

    I'm sure the RRP for the games will be just as hilarious.

    No thanks Nintendo, I think I'll pass.
  • Grunk 4 years ago

    $250 = 155, but you'd have to buy in Alaska/Oregon/Montana/Delaware/N
    ew Hampshire
  • X201 4 years ago

    Refuse to order until the price drops below 200

    Pre-ordering above that price only encourages them
  • Toothball 4 years ago

    So they left out probably the most important detail? Cool job. I'd do 230 though, but then I was foolish enough to buy a PSP Go.
  • bluem4gic 4 years ago

    229 @ hmv Don't you just love the UK Game Tax?
  • mclem 4 years ago

    Allowing for VAT, an EU price (generally cited with VAT included) will always read more expensive than a US one (generally cited without sales tax included) at a cursory glance, they may just want to avoid people making inaccurate comparisons.

    It's still a pretty bizarre thing to do, though, given everything else was equivalent between the conferences.

    Ellie: You could casually ask what the wholesale UK price is. Retailers don't set that.
  • X201 4 years ago

    @varsas Sorry , Not sure about DS games.

    Wouldn't surprise me if they're locked though
  • djkix 4 years ago

    Play.Com are showing 219.99

    http://tinyurl.com/67yskhh
  • StolenGlory 4 years ago

    So let me get this right.



    All we actually *know* is the release date and UbiSoft's shitty launch slate?



    Great, just fucking great.



    Pointless media briefing is cunting pointless.
  • WinterSnowblind 4 years ago

    No thanks for 230. Who's next? :)
  • X201 4 years ago

    @varsas No. Region locked
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    I'm glad there are no new games coming out (yet) that I want on this train wreck.
  • king2001 4 years ago

    @GiarcYekrub

    Won't be 199 as they'd be all over that price at the conference. Smacks of 250 or whatever the hell tehy can get away with.
  • isnips909 4 years ago

    HMV have it on their homepage priced 229.99!

    Rip off imo
  • varsas 4 years ago

    I'm assuming that imported DS games will still work?
  • AliRay 4 years ago

    Leaving pricing in the hands of c*nts like Game is just asking for trouble :(
  • WinterSnowblind 4 years ago

    Anyone notice that Pikmin and Lego PoTC are listed on several shops? Neither of them have been announced.
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    Nah it'll be 199
  • Mr_Bogus 4 years ago

    @Grunk: want her in DOA?
  • kesouk 4 years ago

    Geez, I want my hour and a half back... Can't even give us a RRP? Gits.
  • fergal_oc 4 years ago

    No price - that looks really dodgy!
  • dingo75 4 years ago

    Great coverage as always Ellie and the rest of EG! Thanks!

  • LazyDan 4 years ago

    The silence is deafening - this more or less guarantees a >230 price. 259.99... Mark my words!
  • Grunk 4 years ago

    We want a price,

    Any Price.

    Katy Price will do.
  • nickthegun 4 years ago

    Sorry, is the friends code for the machine or for the user?
  • Micronaut 4 years ago

    UK PRICE: 300
  • aine 4 years ago

    was that Frankie Boyle's chubby brother just then on the online stream?
  • Bagpuss 4 years ago

    Haha....Nintendo shits on the Euro consumer again....

    Remember to bend over and smile whilst taking it up the arse at the cash register....
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    I'm afraid region lock is 99,9% sure. Usually, "there is a possibility it might not work properly" is PR lingo for "it won't work".
  • X201 4 years ago

    For a minute then thought he grabbed hold of Minkley :D
  • ShapeThrower 4 years ago

    Given that the US price is $250 I reckon we're looking at the 300 mark ... Hence the lack of announcement ... but that's just my opinion ...
  • Takagi 4 years ago

    @Ellie cheers, go forth and quizz like never before :)
  • evild_edd 4 years ago

    So it's a case of 3DS will sell for:



    (Insert price here)



    More accurately, perhaps:



    (as much as we can get away with)



    PES 3DS could be decent, as well as some of the usual Ninty brands, but nothing that will force me to go through the hassle of day 1 ordering and/or inflated ebay prices.
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    What the hell is the price. This will literally be the decider for me between a single 3DS or two of them.
  • bombproofduck 4 years ago

    Maybe they didn't announce the price because 250 looks bad the same day they announce $250 for the US
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    I have a question for Ellie: is Nintendo completely fucking insane?
  • king2001 4 years ago

    FUCK.OFF
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Ellie, on a scale on 1 to 10, 10 being highest, how bored are you right now?
  • Grunk 4 years ago

    Ho disappointing, now to the forum.
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    why can the give a price for the US but not Europe?
  • monkfishjoe 4 years ago

    Just as you said 'utter fail' my stream broke!

    You have the power.
  • afgavinstan 4 years ago

    Best. Afternoon off work. Ever.
  • AcidSnake 4 years ago

    That was a waste of time...only positive thing is the single friend code...
    Poor showing...
  • Lotos8ter 4 years ago

    Why'd the Septics get a price but we don't?

    Bloody Nintnedo
  • Whizzo 4 years ago

    NoE PR representative Dr Evil has announced an RRP of one million dollars in Europe.
  • bluem4gic 4 years ago

    WHAT IS THE PRICE
  • Lovemoose 4 years ago

    Ha! No Happy Finish for you, Punter.
  • CivilD 4 years ago

    They'll shout the price while lifting off in their helicopter. It's safer that way
  • jonbwfc 4 years ago

    What a joke
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    Live stream is still on the website with interviews and the zones. All very white and plush
  • madgerald 4 years ago

    Otis Dealy (Kat's brother) isn't very good at spontaneous live delivery.
  • Lee_Morris 4 years ago

    jeez the most important thing and Nintendo bottle it. It's not like the US proce hasn't been announced. Jokers
  • Zolos 4 years ago

    Pretty pointless without a price!
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    HOWL!!!
  • berelain 4 years ago

    utter fail.
  • mcmonkeyplc 4 years ago

    Ah the old Kinect pricing announcment method.



    It's going to hurt then.

  • gingerlink 4 years ago

    I have a question? What's the price?

    Oh, wait...
  • Findus 4 years ago

    What a cop out by Nintendo.

  • Buenos_Estente 4 years ago

    I hope the retailers pick 150 pounds then
  • X201 4 years ago

    Oh look. Its the noisy one from The Gadget Show
  • CrispyXUK64 4 years ago

    Determined by retailers? They'll rip us off!!
  • king2001 4 years ago

    Has to be a RRP?
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    FFS Nintendo. All we wanted was a bloody price.
  • coderkind 4 years ago

    So the US get a solid price but we're left dangling? Thanks for the shit sandwich Nintendo.
  • DerekTrousers 4 years ago

    surely, SURELY, we haven't sat through all this, to have no goddamn price
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Hello patronising Nintendo fake reporter lady.
  • X201 4 years ago

    Who is Beth Chalmers?

    Looks fragrant :)
  • Takagi 4 years ago

    Anymore news on region lock?
  • king2001 4 years ago

    Price determined by retailers? Is it coming to Pounland then?
  • Canyarion 4 years ago

    Why don't say anything about the price? Pfffff....
  • ShapeThrower 4 years ago

    Damnit ... so we know when but not how much ....
  • dingo75 4 years ago

    Hm 2 Resi games (Revelations, Mercenaries) you sure?

  • Malek86 4 years ago

    What, no price?

    They are too afraid to announce it, lol.
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    You know, it would be much better if they just left Ross do all the scripts; because it's just bloody painful.
  • Lovemoose 4 years ago

    "As never price is determined by the retailers"
  • Fuser 4 years ago

    No price announcement?????
    Are they MAD?
  • skowhegan 4 years ago

    "Our price is dictated by the retailers and we have passed on our RRP to them but we're not telling you what it is, so go ask your local shopsperson in GAME who won't know."
  • jaywalker3010 4 years ago

    what? so price set by retailers? erm NOA had no problem giving a price so why cant NOE?! cos they scared to say it?
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    AFTER THIS BORING SHITHOLE OF A CONFERENCE WITH NO INTERESTING GAMES THEY'RE NOT GIVING A PRICE?
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    No price??? NO price?!
  • Grunk 4 years ago

    RRP isn't though
  • Beano 4 years ago

    NO PRICE ANNOUNCEMENT?!?!?!
  • Ninou 4 years ago

    Where is this "raunch window"? Can I take a peek?
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    I chuckled when she made the Women's Murder Club joke ten minutes ago. It's not as fun the second time.
  • DerekTrousers 4 years ago

    That and the x000 in fees, eh Wossy?
  • Mr_Bogus 4 years ago

    I am.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    They're not giving us the price?
  • TheTingler 4 years ago

    At last, a good demo reel.
  • TonyHarrison 4 years ago

    2 DAYS BEFORE AMERICA GETS IT. OMG!!! IN YOUR FACE YANKEES!
  • schnide 4 years ago

    Is anyone still laughing at the Women's Murder Club joke? Anyone?
  • LazyDan 4 years ago

    Having the EU and US events run simultaneously makes me feel oddly left out. I miss Reggie, I wish he was ours :(
  • Whizzo 4 years ago

    "Just before we whisper our launch plans for Europe and run away, here's another video"
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    They have to be aware of the negativity surrounding the conference with all these "Don't worry, we'll get to the date and price" comments.
  • king2001 4 years ago

    Looking like a second generation wait so far...
  • beastmaster 4 years ago

    Here it comes...!! Almost there.
  • coderkind 4 years ago

    Nintendo selling all this "value" to console smacks of them about to drop a price bomb on our asses :-(
  • LazyDan 4 years ago

    I've done face raiding before, no need to tell me how that works.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    A browser. It's wifi only, if this was 10 years ago, maybe it would be interesting. Go 3G or piss off.
  • Whizzo 4 years ago

    I think I'd probably want to shoot myself in the face if I was at the conference.
  • evild_edd 4 years ago

    Oh good. Another Nintendo console to buy all the NES and SNES titles all over again.....
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    IMMA RAID YO FACE
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    I've got South Park Tugger depression going on here.

    Get ooooooon with iiiiiiiiiiiiit.
  • AndyboyH 4 years ago

    quote of the event "so you can shoot yourself, in the face?"
  • Fuser 4 years ago

    This is unbelievably bad. They have actually made me NOT want one..
  • TheTingler 4 years ago

    MiiMaker? Are they taking the piss now?
  • coderkind 4 years ago

    Uk date and price Nintendo...just spit it out. I bet you've opted for over 200. Don't force me to prostitute myself for the console. Again.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Mii maker with racist eyes generator.

    Isn't Face Raider a porno?
  • beastmaster 4 years ago

    "Also, hot women will be impressed and laugh at your crazy new wizardgadget".

    Somehow, I doubt it.
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    Ross must be well anxious about the price. Doubt he'd be able to stretch beyond 250 on his wages.
  • jonbwfc 4 years ago

    Taking pics of old people? Is that legal?
  • mcmonkeyplc 4 years ago

    HOW MUCH?!
  • BigOrkWaaagh 4 years ago

    If I don't get a date and price soon lives will be coming to an end
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    Dammit, don't show me what makes it even more special. Show me the date and price. What a horrible show.
  • Micronaut 4 years ago

    YOU WILL PULL WITH 3DS!
  • TheTingler 4 years ago

    15.02 With Ellie there. All showing stuff we already know!
  • evild_edd 4 years ago

    The poor man's George Clooney mad 'Kid Icarus' sound like 'Kitty lick us'!!! Or was that just my imagination...... :S
  • Fred_Titmus 4 years ago

    Even Ross is getting impatient now!
  • X201 4 years ago

    Does the totty come with the console?
  • kesouk 4 years ago

    Even Wossy is trying to hurry him along.
  • redneon 4 years ago

    How will the dog lick me if I run away and bark?
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    3D pets, now in a full range of sizes. Ambassador, you are spoiling uzz.
  • brseg 4 years ago

    yep, dull event (I quit the live stream ages ago), but ellie's comments are awesome :D
  • Beano 4 years ago

    I'm sure this will sell like crazy and be popular, but this does not look like a 2011 product - 3D or not. Sorry.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    ZELDA? HOW UNEXPECTED.
  • AcidSnake 4 years ago

    Do they steal sandwiches in the park from unsuspecting people?
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    Looking through a "Paris cop", Laurent?
  • GreasyWeasel 4 years ago

    Yah! You can have a fat dog and cat! Jesus
  • Beano 4 years ago

    @Spuzzell: LOL!!
  • nickthegun 4 years ago

    Pilot Wings, eh? Maybe....... Blast Corps next?

    No
  • NewbieZilla 4 years ago

    @spongebob

    For a good movie, yes.
  • Ranor 4 years ago

    finally the japanese guys are gone...
  • Beano 4 years ago

    Everybody loves pyppies
  • kesouk 4 years ago

    It's like an unsexy version of Eurotrash. 'ello my little british chums...
  • Micronaut 4 years ago

    Pilotwings :)

  • spongebob 4 years ago

    DOA means Dead on arrival?
  • Spuzzell 4 years ago

    3Dull.

    What do you call a pointless race that covers 2,200 miles throughout France?

    The French.
  • HarryTuttle 4 years ago

    What do you call a snowman with a piano?

    Meltin' John.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Ellie, Stand up, yell MORTAL KOMBAT then start throwing punches.
  • ScarboroughKID 4 years ago

    Boring launch, Ellie has made it comedy gold however.
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    Jokes?



    Q: How do you arouse an ahole's curiosity?

    A: I'll tell you tomorrow.



    Probably loses a bit in translation :/
  • Micronaut 4 years ago

    Its the E3 experience 5 months early. Improbably boring and badly presented.

  • cyacomini 4 years ago

    OMFG - 329 for a hand held console??
  • jaywalker3010 4 years ago

    @mkreku DOA Dead on arrival = 3ds?
  • addman 4 years ago

    Nintendo probably told team ninja to tone down the tits a bit ;)
  • Grunk 4 years ago

    How realistic will motorboating be with DOA 3d?
  • Beano 4 years ago

    fas ds xcnsdnfgsjehm s



    (sorry, my head just hit the keyboard)
  • Ninou 4 years ago

    So...fighting games, foot'bore' and a plasticine sheep? Well worth $250...
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Combos on the touch screen.

    wut
  • Trigga_Tybalt 4 years ago

    @NewbieZilla zing!
  • Scoops 4 years ago

    unless it comes in at 129.99 in which case BEST LAUNCH EVER..
  • Takagi 4 years ago

    Indeed, a DOA with no Jiggle? is that right?
  • Canyarion 4 years ago

    It has come back with... ATTITUDE. *dramatic look*
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    @NewbieZilla: zing!
  • Scoops 4 years ago

    worst. launch. ever.
  • beastmaster 4 years ago

    DOA + 3D + Japan = Constant creaming of kecks!
  • addman 4 years ago

    who's there?
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    What's got two legs and bleeds?




    (half a dog)
  • NewbieZilla 4 years ago

    "Anyone got any jokes?"

    I think you may be attending it.
  • AcidSnake 4 years ago

    Knock knock...
  • nickthegun 4 years ago

    Team Ninja = Sugababes
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    WOMB PUNCH!
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    Dammit just give the price and release date so I can close this page. I don't give a damn about non-games like DOA and system specs we already know.
  • LazyDan 4 years ago

    @Ashcroft No, no suitable console to peddle softcore porn simulator in 3D to the masses.
  • GreasyWeasel 4 years ago

    @Kinglion70 Yes, they've done a great job of making the exciting release of a new console with new 3D tech really dull.
  • Takagi 4 years ago

    where the "jiggle" engine?
  • mkreku 4 years ago

    Am I supposed to know what DOA means?
  • X201 4 years ago

    New game DOA:Jiggl3D
  • InfiniteFury 4 years ago

    So that will be Dead or Alive: 3D Volley-boobs then?
  • layleeloo 4 years ago

    "Come on, skip to the good bit - DOA tits in 3D!" would be a good comment from anyone. Coming from a lady just makes it that much greater!!!!
  • Scoops 4 years ago

    Feed down. Losing will to live...
  • skowhegan 4 years ago

    Awkward.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    No suitable console for fighting games. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    BOOBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Micronaut 4 years ago

    3D TITS!
  • layleeloo 4 years ago

    @Kinglion70 Correct. Nothing of excitement yet. Just the horror of the confirmed extortionate price
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    DOA Dimensions. "The new capabilities of 3DS allow us to create the most realistic perving experience ever..."
  • Lamb 4 years ago

    Jiggle jiggle jiggle, *PEZ* YEAH!!! :D
  • Ignatius_Cheese 4 years ago

    It's like the internet never happened and they are informing us of some marvellous new information.



    Nintendo World happened! Start talking new games, prices or something vaguely interesting or that lifestyle furniture is gonna starting flying...
  • X201 4 years ago

    Silver jacket and jeans - Is he the Japanese Jeremy Clarkson?
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    Ninjaaaaaaaa.

    /car starts
  • Kinglion70 4 years ago

    this is boring right?
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    TIME FOR TITS
  • davidambler 4 years ago

    So much passion.
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    I'd still buy it at ?250, I'm afraid. But I'd probably wait until that Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright game was out.
  • Cheddar99 4 years ago

    Yawn.
  • Lionheart 4 years ago

    @TheTingler, thanks for the info mate.
  • CivilD 4 years ago

    @GamesProgrammer I'm guessing that came from somewhere else, there's been a couple of updates on the american ninty twitter as well.
  • GreasyWeasel 4 years ago

    Console price and released date with release dates for Mario, Zelda and Mario Kart please
  • TheTingler 4 years ago

    I presume the proper Europe/UK price will be at the end. Still, I'm already bored. When the best thing about a videogaming conference is Shaun The Sheep episodes there's a problem.
  • Beano 4 years ago

    I'll pay them 300 for a 3DS if they stop talking NOW!

  • Canyarion 4 years ago

    Ugh! This PES stuff is SO boring!
  • varsas 4 years ago

    @GamesProgrammer: It was announced at the U.S. conference that's happening at the same time.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Football games don't work without a wide view, can we get these jokers off the stage please.
  • jaywalker3010 4 years ago

    $249.99 = 249.99 (+ 1 shitty game no one wants) i bet you..

  • Kazzahdrane 4 years ago

    @GamesProgrammer : They didn't - that info came from the US conference.
  • Trigga_Tybalt 4 years ago

    don't forget US pay tax on top of that price where as ours is included so the price will be more in the UK for sure.
  • X201 4 years ago

    Just show us Pilot wings
  • Ninou 4 years ago

    ZZZzzzzz
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    Going for the Beatles look there; good choice!
  • GamesProgrammer 4 years ago

    Why did they announce the US date and price first at the European Conference!?
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    @tachikoma: Yes, the original DS launched for $150.
  • TopKatt 4 years ago

    What's the damage?
  • sheldipez 4 years ago

    Eurogamer is temporarily down... dont leave us hanging...
  • NewbieZilla 4 years ago

    Was away for a bit there. I see $250. Generally, the Euro price is the same as the dollar price, if this proves to be my prediction was correct.
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    Russell Crowe: Come on. Cheer up, Tugger. How can I make you feel better? I know! [grabs a guitar offscreen and prepares to play it.] How would you like me to sing one of the songs off me new album?
    Tugger: [shakes its smokestack with each protest] Nooo! Nooooo!
  • Findus 4 years ago

    "PES uses the familiar theme of football"



    What theme's that?



    "you're shit and you know you are"
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    PES with a stupid camera edition. Using footage from the PSP game replays.
  • Lamb 4 years ago

    This just in!!! The 3DS has a PEZ dispenser!!! :D
  • TheTingler 4 years ago

    @Lionheart: In the US that's pretty normal.
  • MrChaz 4 years ago

    "The middle guy is just standing there."
    He's the 3rd D
  • AcidSnake 4 years ago

    @LazyDan
    Bragging rights, "I beat you without even using my 3DS"
  • layleeloo 4 years ago

    "Konami are going to bring new franchises to 3DS". Isnt that the same for most developers on every platform thats ever created. Durrrr. Something of interest please
  • Grunk 4 years ago

    I thought it was shawn the sheep
  • Beano 4 years ago

    PES looks nice... like a bad PSP game :p
  • schnide 4 years ago

    Zzz.
  • LazyDan 4 years ago

    I don't get this StreetPass fighting thing... Why would I want my console draining its battery just so it can have the fun without me?
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    The middle guy is just standing there.
  • Lionheart 4 years ago

    Releasing on a Sunday. Surely not?
  • Takagi 4 years ago

    Konami... bring Rings of Red 2 or Rings of Red for the 3DS ;)
  • Venkman90 4 years ago

    "187.20 + Not US/Japan tax = 229"

    glol
  • Orikk 4 years ago

    @kingnothing12: Agree...we won't be getting a lot of change out of 250 I reckon.
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    156 plus vat = 187.20



    187.20 + Not US/Japan tax = 229
  • wizlon 4 years ago

    Will the 3DS let me plug in my PS3 to play Killzone 3 in 3D, if not, no sale!
  • Spuzzell 4 years ago

    $250 should equal less than 200. But it won't. Not that it matters as we're all importing anyway. Ha.
  • LazyDan 4 years ago

    If the EU price isn't 259.99, I'll eat my hat.
  • kingnothing12 4 years ago

    Will be +200 easily
  • X201 4 years ago

    Japanese Gumby?
  • TheTingler 4 years ago

    Wow, Driver Renegade looks quite cool.
  • Micronaut 4 years ago

    KONAMI!
  • zepekit 4 years ago

    will thre be ANY gameplay from ANY game?
    or any gaming relevant news?
    I'm starting to lose all hype for the 3DS...
    I wonder if the price point will be the final nail, if they announce it at all....
  • DerekTrousers 4 years ago

    That's 156
  • Beano 4 years ago

    @X201: Now :D

  • Beano 4 years ago

    Does nobody in Nintendo Europe speak english?
  • layleeloo 4 years ago

    NOt bothered about US price. Where's UK price?
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    So Rayman 3DS is actually yet another port of Rayman 2. Darn it.
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    Man, Percy Wetmore got old.
  • GreasyWeasel 4 years ago

    Has the Ubisoft man just got back from running a marathon?
  • X201 4 years ago

    How long until he mentions Rabbids?
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    Screw walking for the pedometer. My wanking arm will take that brunt.
  • Micronaut 4 years ago

    Ubisoft Git. Here comes the shovelware.
  • Ninou 4 years ago

    What's with all the Frenchies today?!
  • Vilhelm 4 years ago

    Somebody tell him that if he wants the 3DS to "appear to long time gamers" they need to get rid of the region lock.
  • bluem4gic 4 years ago

    Get people who speak English clearly and that way you will get accurate representations of your product in the UK press
  • GreasyWeasel 4 years ago

    Third party support is "fairly" important to us. Read that as not important as long as we make bucket loads of cash
  • Beano 4 years ago

    Wow that incredible engrish!
  • Ninou 4 years ago

    Translation please!!!
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Did he just call them Capwhore?
  • BigOrkWaaagh 4 years ago

    I love Branka
  • Beano 4 years ago

    Stop this Street Fighter talk :(
  • Ninou 4 years ago

    If you squint, it's almost Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant on stage....
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    Ross's inner monologue 'think of the money think of the money think of the money Jayne Golding think of the money where the hell am I'
  • davidambler 4 years ago

    Wait, now he speaks English?
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    34 characters to ignore in favour of Ken.
  • schnide 4 years ago

    @Golgo

    Yes I got that, GoGo. Comment still stands.
  • Ninou 4 years ago

    Calm down Mr Japanese Man!
  • InfiniteFury 4 years ago

    Corr, I've seen some awkward banter fumbling in my time but this is pretty painful in parts
  • Beano 4 years ago

    A lot of talk... and not very interesting. Bored :p
  • mr_bez 4 years ago

    The real difference with friend codes is that they aren't displayed online, so you can't get unsolicited friend requests or messages from strangers.

    Makes sense if you're aiming the device at young kids.
  • Cheddar99 4 years ago

    Where's my damn Metroid.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Why would I want a portable system with limited battery life to let me watch other people playing?
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    but you can call yourself what ever you like it doesn't have to be unique to the world
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    No news about how all this TV stuff is going to work outside of the UK then? Great.
  • Ringot 4 years ago

    Pics or it didn't happen
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    @Schnide: I think there was a touch of irony there, Snide.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 4 years ago

    Golfclaplol
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    Surprised Ellie hasn't commented on Ono-san's scrambled egg-yellow long-sleeved top under his black jumper. Odd combination.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    This is utter bollocks.
  • Beano 4 years ago

    @TonyHarrison: Yes, but you could make friends requests without exchanging codes both ways. PSN/XBL friend request are much easier and understandable. I own a Wii and the friend-code system is retarded... this is 2011!
  • berelain 4 years ago

    @TonyHarrison but with PSN names and Gamertags you can at least make your own, memorable name. Not 0518264874564...
  • Vilhelm 4 years ago

    @Beano It's because multiple friend codes for the DS were worse. But its true, though, people shouldn't give Nintendo credit for using friend codes. The logical step is to use an id tag system like PSN/XBLA.
  • TonyHarrison 4 years ago

    @Beano Why not? XBL Gamertags and PSN names are just a different kind of friend code after all... so one set of numbers for the 3DS is no different to one set of letters or whatever....
  • AcidSnake 4 years ago

    Skype 3D!....?
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    I wonder if someone played the coin collect noise from Mario after the flip.
  • dupplawt 4 years ago

    @Vilhelm On my Wii, I have a Mii with breasts for a face.
  • skowhegan 4 years ago

    "Boring version of George Clooney". Nice.
  • GreasyWeasel 4 years ago

    Someone has had his happy pills ;)
  • mr_shoe_uk 4 years ago

    lulz Oni is great
  • Krawftwerk 4 years ago

    Hadouken always take priority over live blog.
  • Beano 4 years ago

    People applauding Nintendo for only using one friend-code...?... really?
  • Vilhelm 4 years ago

    I wonder if you can make a Mii that's shaped like a penis... and infect other 3DSs with it. Actually, that would be disturbing.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Woss if you're reading this tug your ear
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    Virtual Console 2?
  • Whitster 4 years ago

    Off all the times for this webiste to go down!
  • SeesThroughAll 4 years ago

    Ellie must have a fascination with Women's Murder Club. Guilty pleasure perhaps? :p
  • Beano 4 years ago

    oh dear oh dear...
  • mclem 4 years ago

    Well, it took Nintendo, what, seven years to get the right idea, but single friendcode is *huge*.
  • Venkman90 4 years ago

    @Beano Nope, I couldn't give a fudge either
  • THFourteen 4 years ago

    but how much... HOW MUCH!!
  • LazyDan 4 years ago

    One friend code! That makes me happy in my groin area.
  • dupplawt 4 years ago

    so many people will abuse that street pass thing.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    You WALK PAST A STRANGER and if you have it turned on they get your code? Is that right?
  • TonyHarrison 4 years ago

    A universal code... that's a relief.
  • Canyarion 4 years ago

    That George Clooney guy was awesome, I wouldn't mind seeing him in more shows.
  • Micronaut 4 years ago

    Second Life 3DS + Streetpass?



    Brrr
  • Beano 4 years ago

    Am I the only one who doesn't care one bit about these 3DS communication features?
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    One friend code per console? SOLD.
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    1 code. Great development. Next step, no codes and welcome to the 21st century!
  • Venkman90 4 years ago

    1 code? /faints
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    @tachikoma haha.

    Regginator or the Sheepinator? There is no escape either way.
  • CrispyXUK64 4 years ago

    Single code system \o/ Woohooooo!
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    1 code!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Can't wait for a pedo to streetpass some 8 year old.
  • Takagi 4 years ago

    Streetpass.... seems kinda werid, but also kinda good.. will be one to watch and see how it goes
  • Krawftwerk 4 years ago

    @Hasney Indeed! He is increasingly sounding like a sex pest.
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    Messages to be commonly sent from one 3DS to another whilst out and about: can I borrow your battery please?
  • X201 4 years ago

    Got to say well done to Nintendo for the conference web feed though.

    Best one I've ever watched, Brilliant quality without any breaks or buffering
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @Kraftwerk I think we should link George to this stream to see the awesome write up he's getting and see if sparks fly
  • andijames 4 years ago

    I guess you could call it 'Sheared' genius to include Shaun :D
  • CrispyXUK64 4 years ago

    American show has gone striaght into hardware discussion.
  • mclem 4 years ago

    @madgerald: If I remember right, Iwata gave one of those guarded "Yeah, that'd be a nice feature, wouldn't it" comments when asked about 3D video.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Wossy's fake laugh sums that crap up.
  • Venkman90 4 years ago

    First rule of gaming PR events: bore the shit out of people for the first 55 minutes, then flash the good shit at the end and run off laughing.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 4 years ago

    This reminds me of the Wii Party reveal at E3
  • UKwoods 4 years ago

    Shaun the fucking sheep? HOW MUCH AND WHEN!!!!
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    OK get the plasticine guy off the stage now I'm bored of him and his moronic characters.
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    ...and mute.
  • afgavinstan 4 years ago

    What @Ashcroft said. It's 2011.
  • andijames 4 years ago

    Whoops! Read 'Shaun The Sheep in fullblown 3D' as 'Shaun The Sheep in full blown up 3D' Blow up sheep FTW!
  • madgerald 4 years ago

    I wonder if you can shoot 3D video with the cameras. It'll open up the market for homegrown amateur 3D porn
  • Krawftwerk 4 years ago

    @Hasney Was this Ellie's intention?
  • mclem 4 years ago

    It's Shaun. Don't make me send the clay mafia around.
  • Venkman90 4 years ago

    Aardman, be still my beating heart...
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Shut the fuck up about Shaun the Sheep.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 4 years ago

    I did not come here for Shaun the cunting Sheep
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    Maybe George caught Ellie in his eye and is thinking about her. WHO KNOWS.
  • Kinglion70 4 years ago

    shaun the sheep i am sold!!!!
  • UKwoods 4 years ago

    Live vid http://live.nintendo3ds.nintendo
    -europe....
  • Micronaut 4 years ago

    Shaun The Sheep 3D!!!

  • Segnit 4 years ago

    @tachikoma yeap I've been corrected. The American 3DS even is happening now! Thanks for the heads up.
  • Fred_Titmus 4 years ago

    Yes yes yes yes yes thank you Wallace and Gromit man but how much is it?
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    Shaun the sheep!!
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    Shaun the Sheep in 3D? Baaaaad idea.
  • X201 4 years ago

    Shaun the Sheep in 3D

    Sold!
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    3D Twitter. A Revolution!
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    Squeaky Received Pronunciation; he's settled down a bit now, thank Christ. I'm tuning out, he's just sounding like Chad.

  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @madgerald - Sweet, if I had a 3D TV, I'd Czech it out.
  • afgavinstan 4 years ago

    Oh, so we're gonna be allowed to use BT Openzone hotspots? You're really spoiling us Nintendo, they work ALL THE TIME.
  • AcidSnake 4 years ago

    @Segnit
    I was twisting someone else's words for comedic effect...

    /fails
  • up_the_ante 4 years ago

    Get to the games - I need to leave in 15 minutes! I need to see Zelda!
  • TonyHarrison 4 years ago

    Ooohhh Sky 3D... interesting.
  • Venkman90 4 years ago

    ffs, I have an iPhone for all this stuff, I want a 3Ds to play MGS, get to the games you gayers.
  • madgerald 4 years ago

    @hasney - there is a 3D viewer on the PS3, I downloaded one from the J PSN store.
  • Bigmac1910 4 years ago

    Photos not working In Safari on the Mac?
  • Micronaut 4 years ago

    Squeaky Morph man!

  • Segnit 4 years ago

    @AcidSnake why would you want to view 640x480 images on a 1920x1080 screen?
  • X201 4 years ago

    Like the new system Craigy - It automatically blanks any comment "By Robert Purchese" :D
  • mkreku 4 years ago

    "a load of European wi-fi hotspot partners".. great, that will mean you can only do your online gaming in McDonald's restaurants in Sweden :(
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    Sky 3D... clever clever idea
  • Nuronv 4 years ago

    Robert's pictures don't seem to be working. Perhaps he should use the 3DS to take them.
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    And Ellie: George is probably from Whitby.
  • Mr_Bogus 4 years ago

    A blue Wii slot light then
  • TonyHarrison 4 years ago

    The American conference with Reggie is actually happening right now FWIW...
  • AcidSnake 4 years ago

    Can I view my 3D photos of the PS3 on my 3DS?
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @madgerald - I'd hope so, but it could be in some crazy 3DS specific format. Not sure if the PS3 has a 3D image viewer either?
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    Spotpass: Providing the battery doesn't run out before you get to the bus stop.
  • DaDon123456 4 years ago

    http://live.nintendo3ds.nintendo
    -europe....

    Live video streaming of the conference via the magic of the internet!
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    Forced connection doesn't sound too cool
  • madgerald 4 years ago

    Can I view my 3D photos from the 3DS on my PS3?
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    Dammit, I laughed at Ross.
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    @tachikoma yes later today.
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    @mr_bogus I can't bear it; plant some people in the audience primed to clap and laugh. It works at E3.
  • Canyarion 4 years ago

    I just tuned in... who's the George Clooney with the accent?
  • X201 4 years ago

    Oh my god its got a little light!!!!:-O
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    No word on OOT yet?
    Damn I'm impatient.
  • respectyourelder 4 years ago

    dont you mean "Is it a bigger than the scween on my DSI?"

    sorry Jonathan, cheap shot
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @skowhegan - 7 minutes in, no. they're still showing off the device.
  • madgerald 4 years ago

    Lovely scripted questions from J. Ross.
  • glottis0 4 years ago

    Yeah but the DS is so cheap you can just throw it away when the battery runs down... will a 2?? one be as popular with grannies?
  • beastmaster 4 years ago

    Backwards compatible? A good thing.
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    Enough with all this crap. We have the internet. We already know all about what the 3DS is and Nintendo knows that we know. Just give us the Europe-specific news already.
  • Mr_Bogus 4 years ago

    @Nemesis: The audience silence reminds me of Spaceworld 2001. Guess you had to be there to experience it...
  • skowhegan 4 years ago

    No word on DSiWare transfer then.
  • AcidSnake 4 years ago

    Which of the three glasses did he use to drink the water?!
  • glottis0 4 years ago

    Are you sure it's water? Sometimes I drink those Gin and Tonic cans, because they look like water.
  • Venkman90 4 years ago

    Cosmos Black?

    So, Black then?

    And for the love of God Matte > Gloss
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    /Bailey

    George Clooney in a call centre

    /Bailey
  • beastmaster 4 years ago

    Cosmos Black is the coolest sounding colour ever.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    Play with my image? HOT
  • dapsycho 4 years ago

    Nintendos live video feed works brill, at least I dont have to interpret the text feed
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    For the tribes as yet undiscovered in New Guinea and who may not yet know: Ross is learning Japanese.
  • Bertie 4 years ago

    @NewbieZilla Amen! Minus the LA Noire.
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    Christ, someone clap during the pauses. Can't bear the silence.
  • beastmaster 4 years ago

    Come on. Just tell us how much.
  • mrpon 4 years ago

    Low stream working great.
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    Damn this liveupdate thing is under heavy stress. I just saw my second

    Sorry!
    It looks like we're having some problems."
  • CrispyXUK64 4 years ago

    http://live.nintendo3ds.nintendo
    -europe....
  • Beano 4 years ago

    It's Rene from Allo Allo!
  • NewbieZilla 4 years ago

    I'm not going to be picking up the 3DS at launch. I'm going to be busy with Dragon Age II first of all, and then LA Noire. If I figure I'll not have much to play after them, and I'll pick it up then.

    Not that I'm really expecting a price drop in a matter of such a short time after release, just not prone to buying stuff I'll not use as of the time of purchase.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 4 years ago

    http://live.nintendo3ds.nintendo
    -europe....
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    "As they say here in Amsterdam, Konichiwa."

    Hilarity ensues?
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    It went down for me as well. The 3DS is killing the internet as we know it
  • UKwoods 4 years ago

    Video feed?
  • Micronaut 4 years ago

    Working stream link anyone?:)
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    Ellie - "Let's take a moment now to remember Cammie Dunaway, shall we. Ahh, that white trouser suit, where is it now?"

    How about let's take a moment to forget the lovely woman!
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    Nice to see them up the profile and get a decent presenter; odd beard though.
  • Venkman90 4 years ago

    She didn't last long after that E3
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Nooooo, not problems.
  • Danbojones 4 years ago

    @Venatio Don't make me come in there.
  • skowhegan 4 years ago

    Nice glasses.
  • Cronan 4 years ago

    Comments b0rked?
  • afgavinstan 4 years ago

    Cammie Dunaway is Nintendo's answer to Sarah Palin.
  • Beano 4 years ago

    I can't breathe!
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    None of the stream links work!!
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    Oh God, the music!
  • mr_shoe_uk 4 years ago

    @eoz123 lulz
  • Venatio 4 years ago

    @Danbojones Calm down.
  • beastmaster 4 years ago

    If the DS is going to be 249, how much will a friggin' PSP2 cost?

    Still, looking forward to hearing more about 3DS. Will stick with Ellie rather than live stream.
  • roz123 4 years ago

    Can you ask if the Cats game has wheelie bins
  • Danbojones 4 years ago

    OH GOD THE TENSION.
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    EG 404 - "Sorry it looks like we're having problems"

    Uhoh! Stress testing the system is showing it's cracks.
    Still fantastic though.
  • LeeroyJenkins 4 years ago

    @Nemesis: But what about this Gervais link? http://www.tbs.com/video/index.j
    sp?oid=2...
  • up_the_ante 4 years ago

    I'm watching the streaming vid - loving the music
  • glottis0 4 years ago

    @Venkman90- where should I send the bill for a new keyboard? - I just spat tea over it :p
  • Canyarion 4 years ago

    The stream's here:
    http://live.nintendo3ds.nintendo
    -europe....
  • madgerald 4 years ago

    @Ellie is "Weft of the carpet" a euphemism for something?
  • Bits 4 years ago

    For those asking for a stream, Nintendo are doing one: http://live.nintendo3ds.nintendo
    -europe....
  • mrpon 4 years ago

    Good shout venky, cracking as well.
  • Beano 4 years ago

    I changed my mind... I'm leaning towards 299,- without a game, but it includes a free kick in the balls.
  • afgavinstan 4 years ago

    If there's a Q+A, ask him as many questions as you can about Ridge Racer, please. Over and over and over.
  • abigsmurf 4 years ago

    Seems the EU is getting the blue and black models like Japan. Any info on if we're still getting big fat cases?
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    My PC says 2 minutes to go!
  • CrispyXUK64 4 years ago

    Bet you a fiver Ellie has BT Broadband.
  • HSH25 4 years ago

    If you add VAT to the price Japan got it works out around 220.



    Wouldn't be surprised if we got a bundle for more than 250 though. 279 with a film and game?
  • Nemesis 4 years ago

    If another person sends me the Gervais link I think I'm gonna scream. Move on, already!

    Gonna be 239. Expect VAT to be mentioned at some point later.
  • Venkman90 4 years ago

    He is backstage playing with his wifes norks at a guess, that would be my play.
  • Malek86 4 years ago

    My money is on ?219, with a demo pack included or something.
  • NewbieZilla 4 years ago

    220, I reckon, and 250 euros.
  • madgerald 4 years ago

    @skowhegan - that and some non-3D titles that they can't shift
  • beastmaster 4 years ago

    Hey, I like this. Updates & comments at the same time. It's like magic.
  • Cronan 4 years ago

    Where's the streaming video?
  • mr_shoe_uk 4 years ago

    No, actually 8000
  • jaguarwong 4 years ago

    Are we expecting a price point for software today too?

  • mr_shoe_uk 4 years ago

    It's going to be 6
  • Beano 4 years ago

    Yes.. this new text system is nice. KUDOS!
  • Lionheart 4 years ago

    Haha it's one thing creating live chat. Another fixing bloody Broadband.
  • mrpon 4 years ago

    Is this streaming on vid anywhere?
  • Cronan 4 years ago

    I'm going for 299
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    Predicting prices in pounds is cheating. Especially if they end up skipping the pounds.

    I say 300? with docking station, 500 points, ar games and with fuck all games.
  • Bits 4 years ago

    I'm expect something around the 200 mark, think that's pretty fair personally.
  • Mariostars 4 years ago

    Wonder if the virtual gameboy service will be online at launch, straight out of the box and connected to the internet.
  • Essien 4 years ago

    Will be flabbagasted if it is under 200. This is Nintendo people!!
  • Venkman90 4 years ago

    So, does the 3D make you feel ill then?
  • CrispyXUK64 4 years ago

    It's gotta be around 180 if they want any sales.
  • Mr_Bogus 4 years ago

    Wonder if there'll be a Women's Murder Club game on the 3DS?
  • skowhegan 4 years ago

    @madgerald You don't mean SEGA's Thor, do you?
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    99 for a gold Zelda 3DS with a game.
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    i would pay up to and including ?300 for this... but then i'm a bit of an idiot...
  • mrpon 4 years ago

    I'll go with 199.99 with nowt added.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    I think someone needs to start a mexican wave *cough* Ellie *cough*
  • tim_love99 4 years ago

    EIGHT MILLION POUNDS
  • Venkman90 4 years ago

    179? maybe in 2 years
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    @Ellie: For now, perhaps, for now. But when the lights go down, all our darkest fears may yet be realized...
  • WinterSnowblind 4 years ago

    I say 190. I don't see them pricing a handheld above the Wii, especially as the cheap approach has been working so well for them.
  • Mr_Bogus 4 years ago

    @CivilD: ^What he said.
  • madgerald 4 years ago

    You know that numbers of the console will be limited and so retailers will only sell the console with a bundle of games that no one wants - FECKERS!
  • Joppers 4 years ago

    Weft?
  • Beano 4 years ago

    My prediction 249,-... 279,- with a game :)



    The units will be in short supply and Nintendo will milk the early adopters.
  • afgavinstan 4 years ago

    Only the finest shag for Nintendo, I'd think.
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    Sounds like they've cleared out the local Ikea, Ellie. Classy.
  • CivilD 4 years ago

    This live blog system is excellent by the way. Kudos to the EG devs!
  • madgerald 4 years ago

    I'm going for 229 - but really want a 179 price.
  • afgavinstan 4 years ago

    249.99 w/game, or at Game, get it for 259.99 with Game's own-brand Gaming Glasses!
  • LazyDan 4 years ago

    259 with a 'game included' which'll actually be the AR games. I've got a feeling.
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    By the way EG this is fantastic! You guys are the innovators!
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    Hope 199, expecting 229
  • CivilD 4 years ago

    If it's anything above 199.99, they will struggle to sell it, no question.
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    Any sign of Jedward there?
  • TonyHarrison 4 years ago

    Whilst we're playing the predict a price game...

    199.99 or 229.99 with a game.
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    @Hasney
    Frankly, a Sony subsidized hardware at ?400 would be fantastic! I would really go for that for sure. Especially if the enhanced port of ICO/Shadow was a launch title.
  • afgavinstan 4 years ago

    Thank you Ellie. I can rest easy now.
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    199.99, region locking only on d/l games, Japanese launch line up...



    *hoping*
  • ShakaCarnage 4 years ago

    I'm going for 229.99 - or as they'll say in broken English - 229.nine, nine pouds!
  • Cheddar99 4 years ago

    sports
  • afgavinstan 4 years ago

    Could be worse. Could be JLS on stage frantically wanking like that TV ad.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    They best just get down to business. Got a meeting at 3 in an office that's 10 mins away.
  • CrispyXUK64 4 years ago

    @Golgo

    You don't, but for someone to present you'd want them to have a knowledge of gaming and Nintendo, of which JR has loads of.
  • Kinglion70 4 years ago

    @mr_shoe_uk nope! maybe metroid. X
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @Segnit - If the PSP2 is "PS3 power level" as the rumors claim, you may have your dream soon!
  • LazyDan 4 years ago

    On twitter last night was talking about fucking Pokemon and Sonic, so he's at least my favourite Nintendo representative as of now.
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    Why does one need a 'qualified celeb', I wonder?
  • Segnit 4 years ago

    400? at launch or bust Nintendo!

    I simply refuse to buy any handheld under 400?! :p
  • CrispyXUK64 4 years ago

    Wossy is probably the best qualified celeb out there for this sort of event, especially as it's Nintendo.
  • mr_shoe_uk 4 years ago

    Are we actually expecting anything interesting beyond a date and price?
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    @afgavinstan: could be worse. could be stephen fry.
  • TonyHarrison 4 years ago

    I like this new live thingamajig. We get to see the instant 'ZOMG YES/NO' reactions from users...
  • Mariostars 4 years ago

    @Der_tolle_Emil: Some good points, but Layton has sold considerable numbers in European territories so it may just make it. But thinking about it, your probably right. Metroid Dread however will be shown off, trust me! Well, trust Woss!
  • afgavinstan 4 years ago

    That awkward moment when everyone realises you follow Jonathan Ross on Twitter.
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    @cronan: wouldn't want to give him the pleasure.
  • Cronan 4 years ago

    @golgo Alternately, get her to go and give the slapper a ...
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @Golgo - Yeah, he reckons he'll be tweeting some details before Nintendo even announce them on stage :/
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    Is 'wossy' jonathan ross? If so, Ellie please go and find him and give the wanker a slap.
  • spazmo 4 years ago

    tweet from wossy



    "Hi! Am in Amsterdam about to live online at 3 for the launch of Nintendo 3DS!! Some exciting news including release day!"
  • mclem 4 years ago

    Ah, that scuppers my plan, I thought the 3DS titles were independent of the DS trilogies.

    Maybe there's some hope for Phoenix vs. Layton since that *is* independent (er, isn't it?), but that at least comes across as not as far through development as Mask of Miracle.
  • TheTingler 4 years ago

    @mclem: Quite correct, except that the 3DS Layton title, Mask of Miracle, is the next part of the "prequel trilogy". We're still missing the first part.
  • mclem 4 years ago

    "James Noir" just makes me think that he's a distant relative of Vince Noir.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    Really hoping they announce 9999. 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors and 9 Monkeys
  • NewbieZilla 4 years ago

    I'll be keeping an eye out on this "James Noir Hollywood Crimes" thing. Could end up being crap, but I'll be following it just in case.
  • mclem 4 years ago

    I believe the DS Layton games after Lost Future are actually prequels (I seem to remember something of them being based around Luke and Layton meeting), in which case, there is actually scope for the 3DS title being released here next. Not that I think it'll happen, but it's not quite an impossibility.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @Golgo - Is that the pile of games to be released on 3DS? Have you just confirmed Shenmue 3 for 3DS?! >_>
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @madgerald - Thanks for the urine update
  • FutureDave 4 years ago

    Love the expression on Ellie's face :|
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    @Mariostars: I hightly doubt Professor Layton will be a launch title here. They still have a couple of DS Layton titles that need to be released here first. But even if they would skip them I am willing to bet a lot of money that Mask of Miracle will not arrive in Europe before Q4 2011.
  • madgerald 4 years ago

    I need a wee
  • Golgo 4 years ago

    Metroid Dread? Haven't heard that name in a while. Should be consigned to the pile containing Shenmue 3. Of course if I'm wrong I'll spontaneously combust.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    Good to see the 3DS has a 5 star rating from customers who already own it though.
  • StolenGlory 4 years ago

    "Super Monkey Ball 3DS does have a price, however, of 37.99."



    They can fuck off.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    35 for a Thor licensed Sega game on a handheld? WHERE CAN I GIVE THEM MONEY?!
  • Mariostars 4 years ago

    I think Nintendo will want to start with a strong software launch lineup in Europe, so i'm guessing that Ocarina of Time will be a launch title, along with Street Fighter IV, Professor Layton and Nintendogs and Cats.

    Also, Metroid Dread will be shown off.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    I have over 150 followers on Twitter. Nintendo should surely give me one so I can spread the word of it's awesomeness (I can be bribed, even Nintendogs + Cats will be awesome on my feed)
  • Britesparc 4 years ago

    I'm hoping that Nintendo send me one for free, as I am such an Important Media Person (possible lie).
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    Good question :)
  • wizlon 4 years ago

    Man in costume? I don't get it. that's the REAL Mario... right.... right!
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    You can almost feel her enthusiasm :) You can bet the guy in the costume has probably the same facial expression.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    Mario at least seems happy to do some accosting.
  • StolenGlory 4 years ago

    Wow, Ellie just looks SO happy in that pic :)
  • CrispyXUK64 4 years ago

    1 per console would be brilliant as you could change your username at will unlike other systems.
  • LazyDan 4 years ago

    I wanna know more about the AR games... Will it be bundled with the 3DS in Europe as well? Do you use multiple cards in some games, or are the extra cards they give you just spares?
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    I'm likely to pick one up, purely because I get a bonus in April, but the more I hear, the more I may wait until i can get that Professor Layton/Phoenix Wright crossover.
  • CallousB 4 years ago

    A friend code per game would rightly raise complaints...1 per console would be fine.
  • SG 4 years ago

    @Gojiratron: No problem. I'll have plenty of brilliant DS games to keep me busy, it's too early for a new console anyway. I'm happy to wait.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @Der_tolle_Emil - Damn. You're probably right, day ruined :'(
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    @tachikoma / Hasney: Note that the friend code shown is 12 digits - on the DS and Wii the console specific code is 16 whereas the game codes are 12 digits. Probably game specific :(
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    3D JIGGLES, YAY
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @tachikoma - Famitsu have a screen shot of SSF4 showing friend codes. It's unsure if it's game-specific or console-specific right now.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Remember when Sony confirmed that there would be a way to play your existing library of UMD PSP games on the Go?

    I hope Nintendo don't end up doing that, but a way to transfer content without it being locked to some sort of PSN or iTunes like account (which I doubt Nintendo will ever do, they seem to think of the internet as some kind of fad) seems very open to abuse, and I doubt they would risk it.
  • DerekTrousers 4 years ago

    @Hasney - that'd be great. Not sure if *how* will be announced today tho.

    @Ashcroft - LOL
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    Finally a good excuse to play OoT once again.



    I also hope that Nintendo will show new IP as well. They have been toying with the idea of 3D games for such a long time and never really delivered that there surely are some left over ideas from the past 15 years that do not evolve around Mario.
  • mclem 4 years ago

    Region locking does make the decisions very difficult for me. Some sort of reassurance that niche titles will make it to these shores would be encouraging (I'm thinking Atlus in particular). I wonder if there's any scope for - as the PSP has - niche titles to be released on the download store rather than as full retail efforts, with smaller overheads.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @Ashcroft - They've already confirmed you can transfer stuff. How user friendly that will be remains to be seen as it just says "via SD card".
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    If you got a new DSi, I believe that in order to transfer your DSiware purchases, Nintendo offered a comprehensive and customer friendly scheme wherehahahahahahahaha yeah no they basically just told you to eat shit and re-buy everything.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @DerekTrousers - They might let you do the transfer in store. They did with the 360's HD to the Slim.
  • gimo80 4 years ago

    My primary concern is the number of IP's being released - I'm all for reboots, but I would like to see a brand new franchise that utilises the 3D capabilities of the console seamlessly. The last time I recall Ninty doing something totally new was Pikmin on the GC...I may be mistaken however. But yeah, still excited for the console, Kid Icarus looks truly incredible.

    And hell yeah, Maoam Stripes are so moreish, definitely a hazard to my health.

  • plok 4 years ago

    3D Starfox and I'm sold
  • DerekTrousers 4 years ago

    I was hoping for the ability to trade in my DSi to get the 3DS but obv cannot without transferring my DSiWare games first! I've never seen any info about how they plan to allow this transfer, but I'm sure I cannot do this without owning both consoles at the same time, which my wallet is not happy about.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    I'm not seeing a massive issue on the price, but then again, I paid 300 for an original import DS with Mario 64 to really surprise my g/f that Christmas.

    Saying that, I think above 260 would be a dealbreaker for me, along with per game friend codes. I could even deal with per console friend codes.
  • Venatio 4 years ago

    @gimo80 - Lurve the wham bars. Maoam strips are the daddy though.
  • ro-kurorai 4 years ago

    Bet it'll be 250? for mainland Europe -_-
    Was actually considering a d1p, but without OoT at launch and those horrible 3-5 hours per charge + region locking it'll be a tough sell for Ninty.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Or I could get 2 Chomp bars and a mojo.

    Seriously though, over DOUBLE the price of the DS? What parents are going to spend that on a handheld for their kids? Or is this now entering into a PSP like 'Adults with extra cash' kind of market?
  • gimo80 4 years ago

    Not to mention a wham bar.
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    @Ashcroft - With the 21p savings from taking 7, you could treat yourself to some cola bottle sweets.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    Oh that seems far more reasonable I'll take 7.
  • skowhegan 4 years ago

    @Ashcroft 230? Never. 229.97? Quite possibly.
  • Ashcroft 4 years ago

    If this thing is really going to be 230, I'll probably never buy one. It's far too much for a handheld.
  • Senate 4 years ago

    I only own a Wii but if i am gonna spend 220 + I might as well get a PS3. I do want a 3DS but thats too high
  • Hasney 4 years ago

    The region coding issue sounds like it will be a 360-like per game basis, but it has pretty much confirmed me to import a US model where the games are cheaper and English languaged a lot quicker as Nintendo appear to not release in Europe until all languages are done.

    If a flash-cart comes out that gets around region-locking, then I'll have to invest for some Japanese goodness I think.
  • X201 4 years ago

    @Venatio - I was right then. Confident pants :)
  • Toothball 4 years ago

    Oh nice, I'd not seen this fancy livetext thing yet. Will it be more exciting than the press conference? Maybe!
  • afgavinstan 4 years ago

    Very disappointed about the region-locking. I echo @Evolution's sentiments. Poor show from Nintendo.
  • Venatio 4 years ago

    @X201

    It was a beta test last time. This is the real deal!
  • Evolution 4 years ago

    If the DS were region locked, I would have never had the chance to play great games like Jump Ultimate Stars and Ouendan. The high number of imports of the latter game actually led to the creation of Elite Beat Agents in Western markets.
  • X201 4 years ago

    Didn't we manage to break this comments thing the last time we tested it?

    Craigy has obviously got his confident pants on today.
  • Prime 4 years ago

    Have/Will they be announing the price of games?? To much could put me off buying it altogether.
  • AcidSnake 4 years ago

  • CallousB 4 years ago

    I'm hoping for 199 (or under)...but given the terrible pound/euro exchange rate I suspect 229 is more likely at launch.



    Fingers crossed they might throw the UK an extra bone (free movie/pack-in game) if it's above 200.



    It would also be nice to see a decent amount of free content at launch via the online service (3D movie trailers/game trailers/demos/screenshots etc)
  • Kazzahdrane 4 years ago

    When can we expect the reports on the event from the 2 community winners?
  • Grunk 4 years ago

    Region Locking will probably mean if I get one I'll probably import from the US, as it will be cheaper and more games will be available and sooner.
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    i will happly play through Zelda again in 3D so i can actually feel like i'm IN hyrule :)
  • Chamone 4 years ago

    As much as I like Ocarina of Time, I'm not sure I want to play through it again after doing Master Quest on Gamecube.
  • TheTingler 4 years ago

    Not a chance of Professor Layton being on the launch line-up here sadly as we're still waiting on the fourth game. Hopefully Zelda will, otherwise I'll be postponing my buyanating.
  • Canyarion 4 years ago

    In 3.5 hours you can watch a live webcast here: live.nintendo3ds.nintendo-europe
    .com Apparently.
  • beep 4 years ago

    If Ocarina of Time is a launch title, it will be damn near impossible for me to stay away from the 3DS.
  • wizlon 4 years ago

    Keep telling myself I don't need this system... but I've just got to have one.. it's in 3D damnit!
  • Venatio 4 years ago

    Ooh, shiny.
  • Phishfood 4 years ago

    3DS ads on eurogamer



    shit just got real
  • RobTheBuilder 4 years ago

    So region locking has been confirmed now? That means only a decent price will get me buying it at launch now.



    I hope for good news...
  • DerekTrousers 4 years ago

    I am hoping for some, *any*, explanation as to how to transfer my BIG set of purchased DSiWare games.
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    in spite of the crappie battery life on this device, it'll be day one for me. I'm very weak when it comes to new tech...
  • Gojiratron 4 years ago

    "And remember: you won't be able to import games - Japanese and American software won't work on a European 3DS."



    Isn't the official line that software from other regions might not work properly? Clicky





    "If it's 220-230 O won't be buying one. When it drops to a more realistic price, say 120 - yes 120 - then I'll consider getting one. Otherwise I'll go without.



    I think you'll be waiting a while for that to happen.
  • NewbieZilla 4 years ago

    I've been to them, and never been offline, but the comments never showed up on the page of the content itself.
  • SG 4 years ago

    If it's 220-230 I won't be buying one. When it drops to a more realistic price, say 120 - yes 120 - then I'll consider getting one. Otherwise I'll go without. -
  • NewbieZilla 4 years ago

    Ooh, isn't that fancy? Comments will appear here, too. Don't remember that feature in any previous.

Our live coverage has now ended. Here's what you missed: Updating...

09:51 By Robert Purchese

No, it's new. And look how flash it is!

NewbieZilla says:

Ooh, isn't that fancy? Comments will appear here, too. Don't remember that feature in any previous.

09:56 By Robert Purchese

Nintendo's already tried to explain-away the region locking. The book's not closed on this one yet, though.

RobTheBuilder says:

So region locking has been confirmed now? That means only a decent price will get me buying it at launch now.



I hope for good news...

09:59 By Robert Purchese

10:00 By Robert Purchese

Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles is a Japanese 3DS launch title.

10:06 By Robert Purchese

10:07 By Robert Purchese

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on 3DS. Hot. Could it make launch?

Full gallery.

CallousB says:

A friend code per game would rightly raise complaints...1 per console would be fine.

12:27 By Craig Munro

13:00 By Robert Purchese

13:00 By Robert Purchese

Ellie accosted by shady Nintendo member of staff. Wesley's photo provides evidence.

13:17 By Robert Purchese

HMV has listed 3DS games and console colours - Blue and Black - on its website. Lots of placeholder boxart and few specific dates or prices.



Super Monkey Ball 3DS does have a price, however, of 37.99. SEGA's Thor game on 3DS costs 35.

13:27 By Robert Purchese

I'm reliably informed that the 3DS colours are known as Cosmo Black and Aqua Blue.

13:35 By Robert Purchese

That's Jonathan Ross, for those wondering.

spazmo says:

tweet from wossy



"Hi! Am in Amsterdam about to live online at 3 for the launch of Nintendo 3DS!! Some exciting news including release day!"

13:37 By Ellie Gibson

Hello London, Amsterdam calling! The Netherlands vote is in. Sweden: douze points.

13:38 By Ellie Gibson

We are sat front and centre, ready and waiting for the Nintendo 3DS conference to start. Exciting times.

13:39 By Ellie Gibson

ROSSWATCH: No sign of JR just yet. In fact no sign of any famous people. Not even anyone out of Hollyoaks or Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

13:40 By Ellie Gibson

The setup is pretty typical for a Nintendo conference. Big warehouse type room, lots of red uplighting, white lifestyle furniture on the stage.

13:40 By Ellie Gibson

The setup is pretty typical for a Nintendo conference. Big warehouse type room, lots of red uplighting, white lifestyle furniture on the stage.

13:40 By Ellie Gibson

The tagline, judging by the huge advertising hoarding on the outside of the building, is "Nintendo 3DS - Discover 3D Without Glasses."

13:41 By Ellie Gibson

Translated from the original Dutch, that's "F**K You Sony", as Wes put it.

13:42 By Ellie Gibson

They're playing Basement Jaxx. Party like it's 2005.

13:43 By Ellie Gibson

Two Eurogamer readers are here somewhere, following their competition win - HairyArse and the_dudefather. We haven't had a chance to catch up yet but hoping to do so after the conference.

13:44 By Ellie Gibson

Time for some industry analysis. Let's ask GamesIndustry.biz editor Matt Martin what he is expecting today.

13:44 By Ellie Gibson

"I'm expecting a price of over 200 in the UK. Although I wouldn't be surprised if they just give a European price and don't give one in pounds, cos they usually say they leave the it to retailers."

13:44 By Ellie Gibson

"But I do hope it is below 200 quid." Don't we all, Matt. Don't we all.

13:45 By Ellie Gibson

Except for those of us who are planning to nick the ones in the perspex case outside this room and sell them on eBay.

13:46 By Ellie Gibson

The room is already pretty full. Will this be the world's first press conference to start on time? We can but dream.

13:47 By Ellie Gibson

ROSSWATCH: Not a sossage. But relax, @afgavinstan, no JLS either.

13:49 By Ellie Gibson

So what's your betting on the price, Eurogamer.net news editor Wesley Yin-Poole? (Bet he says 5000, just to be sensational!)

13:49 By Ellie Gibson

"199." Oh.

13:50 By Ellie Gibson

There are three glasses of water in front of the lifestyle white armchairs. This is the kind of detail you just cannot get from that blurry live video feed, people.

13:51 By Ellie Gibson

Let me know if you'd like any further detail regards the weft of the carpet, etc.

13:51 By Ellie Gibson

@Golgo - This is a Jedward free zone, over, we appear to be in a Jedward free zone. So if you're waiting outside in the rain you can come in now.

13:52 By Ellie Gibson

So the cheapest price suggestion we've had so far is 179, most expensive is 249 with a game. Any advances?

13:53 By Ellie Gibson

@Joppers - The carpet looks to be a fairly shallow weave with medium ribbing. You ask, we deliver.

13:55 By Ellie Gibson

This is the first time I've used this spanky new live text, by the way, and so far it's a dream. Big thanks to the masterful EG tech wizards who made it. Now can you come round and fix my broadband?

13:56 By Ellie Gibson

A man called Dan in a headset has asked that we "keep interference down to a minimum" - no phones, in other words. No PSP phones especially, presumably.

13:56 By Ellie Gibson

ROSSWATCH: Jonathan Ross is hosting! Dan just confirmed it. Thanks, Dan.

13:57 By Ellie Gibson

Still no sign of him though. He's probably back stage, tweeting about the weft of the carpet.

14:00 By Ellie Gibson

OK it's officially go time. Except no one's going. Who will be joining Ross on stage, we wonder? How about a Ross and Reggie face-off?

14:01 By Ellie Gibson

Let's take a moment now to remember Cammie Dunaway, shall we. Ahh, that white trouser suit, where is it now?

14:01 By Ellie Gibson

Oho! Some twee jingly music is playing. That must mean a Nintendo conference is starting!

14:02 By Ellie Gibson

Now the lights around the stage entrance are going all flashy. Please welcome star of TV and radio, fans of games and gaming - Jonathan Ross!

14:02 By Ellie Gibson

He's wearing a huge pair of comedy paper red and green 3D glasses. And an odd goatee.

14:02 By Ellie Gibson

"As they say here in Amsterdam, Konichiwa." He looks like the Sheriff of Nottingham.

14:03 By Ellie Gibson

"By the end of the day all of you will have the chance to experience 3DS for yourself first-hand." YES BUT DO WE GET A FREE ONE

14:03 By Ellie Gibson

Nintendo marketing director Laurent Fischer is on the stage. He still looks like George Clooney. "Ladies choice," says Matt. "Welcome in Amsterdam," says George. So French, bless.

14:04 By Ellie Gibson

Laurent/George is talking about how Nintendo have developed a portable entertainment device which allows you to view 3D. No one is gasping.

14:04 By Tom Bramwell

I once had a drunken argument with this man in an LA hotel. Great times.

14:05 By Ellie Gibson

A video now - the blue 3DS, some twinkly music. A woman playing it, obviously.

14:05 By Ellie Gibson

"2 colours" - Aqua Blue and Cosmos Black. Wider Upper Screen. 3D Depth Slider. Touch Screen. Yes We Know.

14:06 By Ellie Gibson

Inner Camera. Play With Your Image. 2 Outer Cameras. Etc.

14:06 By Ellie Gibson

ROSSWATCH: He is drinking some water.

14:07 By Ellie Gibson

George/Laurent is going on about how they reinvented gaming with the DS, now the 3DS is set to change gaming again. "Is it bigger than the screen on my DSi?" says Ross. "Yes that's right," says George. You smoothie.

14:07 By Ellie Gibson

George is explaining to Ross how you can adjust the 3D to suit you. "Will it be backward compatible?" says Jonathan. What, can't he afford an old DS as well?

14:08 By Ellie Gibson

"And the controls look more or less the same we're used to?" Yep - letter buttons, control buttons and shoulder buttons all present and correct, but also there's that analogue circle pad.

14:09 By Ellie Gibson

George: "What we can't see are the two elements inside the console" - the gyroscope which allows for motion control play is one, innit.

14:09 By Robert Purchese

14:09 By Ellie Gibson

Now George wants to point out "something small, but means a lot". The little light on the top right corner. "This will send a new level of connectivity. But more of that later."

14:09 By Ellie Gibson

"Your wife must love it when you keep saying more of that later," says Ross.

14:10 By Ellie Gibson

George is banging on about the cameras now. You can take your own 3D photos and share them with friends.

14:10 By Ellie Gibson

Spotpass "will revolutionise the way you receive content on the move", says George. The light will go blue to show you you have received content, or "datta" as he puts it.

14:11 By Ellie Gibson

Nintendo has signed up with a load of European wi-fi hotspot partners, including BTfon in the UK.

14:11 By Robert Purchese

14:11 By Ellie Gibson

I love how George says "devloppers". Tres gauloise.

14:12 By Ellie Gibson

George has partnered with Eurosport to bring 3D vids to 3DS via Spotpass.

14:12 By Ellie Gibson

Expect "compelling 3D content". They're also talking to BSB in the UK to provide "short-from content from Sky 3D to 3DS. We look forward to revealing more in the coming months".

14:13 By Robert Purchese

(Our image server is being hammered. The pictures are there but loading slowly. We're ironing this out.)

14:13 By Ellie Gibson

"Sport in 3D always looks great," says Ross. Even badminton? Now he's introducing Aardman Animations bossman David Spotsman.

14:13 By Robert Purchese

14:14 By Ellie Gibson

David is talking about Aardman's dedication to great ideas and all that. Digital platforms, social networks, biddly biddly bong.

mkreku says:

"a load of European wi-fi hotspot partners".. great, that will mean you can only do your online gaming in McDonald's restaurants in Sweden :(

14:14 By Ellie Gibson

Aha first sign of the Twitter and Facebook logos. You can tick those off your conference bingo sheets.

14:15 By Ellie Gibson

David is still talking about Aardman's previous efforts. Ross looks entranced. George looks a bit bored. Probably thinking about having sex with a beautiful lady later.

14:15 By Ellie Gibson

"Aardman's ability to create compelling content across many platforms" etc etc go on then, 3D Wallace and Gromit game or what?

14:16 By Robert Purchese

14:16 By Ellie Gibson

"Aardman and Nintendo are working together to bring some exciting developments to the public... Specially created content featuring Sean the Sheep, exclusively for 3DS in fullblown 3D". Series of one-minute shorts accessed via Spotpass at the end of the year.

14:17 By Ellie Gibson

He's going on about Sean's fame and popularity now. He has 900,000 Facebook friends. That is a lot of friends for a plasticine farm animal.

14:17 By Tom Phillips

I knew ewed pun that.

Bertie says:

Shaun the Sheep in 3D? Baaaaad idea.

14:18 By Ellie Gibson

George is looking at something right at the back fo the room. Probably a beautiful lady. "Bonjour."

14:18 By Ellie Gibson

Some clips from the latest Sean the Sheep TV show now. Not really sure what to say about this.

14:18 By Ellie Gibson

Is it Sean or is it Shaun? Will I get fired for getting it wrong?

14:19 By Ellie Gibson

Ross and David have stood up to watch Shaun. George hasn't bothered, but he is looking at the screen. Perhaps in case a beautiful lady turns up on it.

14:20 By Ellie Gibson

Goodbye, David! Thanks for all the sheep! Now onto Streetpass. It's the name for the LAN connection of 3DS. A video now - lady and man cross paths, swirly things pass between them. Is this a metaphor for bodily fluids?

14:20 By Ellie Gibson

Well done the composer who managed to create a piece of music which sounded just like Madonna's Ray of Light when they couldn't get copyright at the last minute.

14:21 By Ellie Gibson

Now George Laurent Clooney Fischer is talking about how your Miis will gather in the plaza when you pass other people with Streetpass enabled, and you will get to find out what people have been playing.

14:21 By Ellie Gibson

"We have designed Nintendo 3DS to enhance the sense of community." With 3DS you only need one Friend code and only register once. That's a relief and no mistake.

14:22 By Ellie Gibson

"You also find out who is playing right now, what they are playing." No more hiding for those Women's Murder Club fans.

14:22 By Ellie Gibson

"I can't wait to see what all the game devloppers come up with." Ross just made a joke about Laurent looking like Clooney. He must be reading this.

14:23 By Ellie Gibson

Capcom now. They have been using Streetpass tech in developping Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition. Ono-san is taking to the stage.

14:23 By Ellie Gibson

"Hello everyone," he says via a translator. Excellent hair.

14:24 By Ellie Gibson

He wants us to all raise our hands and sai Haiduken. I can't do that and live blog, Ono-san. THINK THESE THINGS THROUGH FIRST

14:24 By Ellie Gibson

"Today I'm here to present Virtual Boy 2 - er - 3DS!" Ross says he has one "and the headaches to prove it".

14:25 By Ellie Gibson

Ono points out there's another event happening in New York for 3DS today, but he's here. "To explain why, it's actually that Reggie and the president of Ninteno Europe flipped a coin" - and the Euro guy won.

14:25 By Ellie Gibson

Guess when you've got as many coins as NIntendo that's a perfectly sensible way to make business decisions.

14:26 By Ellie Gibson

Aha, another George Clooney reference! It's almost as if it's a dull and obvious joke.

14:27 By Ellie Gibson

Ono is talking about Shaun the Sheep, oh good. "But there's another powerful set of features I'd like to focus on - the communication features."

14:28 By Ellie Gibson

"In the past, we've been fighting against the person right next to you, face to face." But there will be a new versus battle which allows you to fight anyone, any time, immediately.

skowhegan says:

"Boring version of George Clooney". Nice.

14:29 By Ellie Gibson

Fighter figurines will compete in simulated battles and the more you battle, the more figurine pionhts you earn. You then set them in the Streetpass settings and close your system. Then you put it in your bag and go out into the streets.

14:29 By Ellie Gibson

There's a mode that will let you have versus battles - gosh that's an old font on that slide - without you even noticing it.

14:30 By Ellie Gibson

Aha, another George Clooney thingy! Yeah we're definitely not doing that any more.

14:31 By Ellie Gibson

There are four communication modes that let you fight other people - online vs battles, local wireless vs battle, channel LIVE, StreetPass.

14:32 By Ellie Gibson

There's a new mode too. Ono is talking about playing it with Ross.

14:32 By Ellie Gibson

You'll be able to link in and watch them play the fight. "This is also a feature we could only implement because of the enhanced" etc etc etc.

14:33 By Ellie Gibson

There's "a robust line-up of 35 fighters". You're probably wondering which one you'll pick? No, Chun-Li. Always.

14:34 By Ellie Gibson

Some of the characters are "really original SF characters", so you should be able to find the one who suits you.

14:34 By Ellie Gibson

That's it from Ono. "I want to see SF vs. Animal Crossing," says Ross. He's clearly never heard of Tokyo Jungle.

14:35 By Robert Purchese

NintendoAmerica tweets: #3DS can act as a pedometer. Earn Play Coins & trade them in for new content in compatible games and applications.

14:35 By Ellie Gibson

Mr Shibata, president of NoE, is on stage now. He's even tinier than Ono and Ross. The German translator is towering over them like a Teutonic skyscraper.

14:35 By Ellie Gibson

Ono hopes to play Street Fighter as "David Hasselhoff". Have I fallen asleep?

14:36 By Ellie Gibson

Shibata is committed to working with third party developers and that. Still. Again.

14:36 By Robert Purchese

Reggie Fils-Aime promises 30 3DS titles for the US before E3 in June.

14:37 By Ellie Gibson

Mr Shibata wants to make sure 3DS appears to long time gamers and newcomers. Fresh.

14:37 By Ellie Gibson

Ross is introducing the CEO of good old Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot! BONJOUR!

14:38 By Ellie Gibson

Yves is slightly taller than Mr Shibata. But not enough to be intimidating or anything.

14:38 By Ellie Gibson

Yves is chatting about Just Dance, the world's second-best game after Tokyo Jungle.

14:38 By Ellie Gibson

But now he's moved on to 3DS. Tick off "immersed" on your bingo sheet.

14:38 By Robert Purchese

US DATE AND PRICE: 27th March, $249.99.

14:39 By Ellie Gibson

Yves reckons there will be 8 games from Ubi for 3DS "in the launch period", including Rayman and Combat of Giants. Dragons will virtually fight via StreetPass.

14:40 By Ellie Gibson

Also: Ghost Recon Tactics, James Noire's Hllywood Crimes, Rabbids 3D, Driver Renegade. WHERE IS WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB

14:40 By Ellie Gibson

Guillemot and Shibata are off now. Here comes someone from Konami... Could it be... No it couldn't. But it is the exec producer of PES and the producer.

14:42 By Ellie Gibson

The Konami chaps are very excited about 3DS, you will be amazed to hear. If only someone could come out and say, "It looks all right but I dunno about 200 quid."

14:42 By Ellie Gibson

Konami are going to bring new franchises to 3DS. And old ones. That must have been a long strategy meeting.

14:43 By Ellie Gibson

"PES uses the familiar theme of football" blapperty blapperty blap.

14:44 By Ellie Gibson

A trailer now. Some football men. In 3D and that.

14:45 By Ellie Gibson

Roaring crowds, football men in a tunnel, lions and tigers mauling each other to death in a Tokyo shopping centre. Maybe not the last one.

14:45 By Ellie Gibson

Footage of the game now. Small man run around a green field. White objects fly towards nets. An operatic choir sings in the background. It's what Verdi would have wanted.

14:46 By Ellie Gibson

PES 2011 3D - IT EXISTS.

14:46 By Ellie Gibson

The camera in PES 3D has a new position. Get your pre-orders in now, fans.

14:47 By Ellie Gibson

"in the past, gamers may have felt they were watching a football match on TV. 3D allowed us to express depth and improve realism."

14:48 By Ellie Gibson

The camera view is called Player's View, it's right behind the character (behind their head, by the looks of things).

14:48 By Ellie Gibson

The man on the right appears to be carrying some kind of pocket watch. Perhaps he is Professor Layton in disguise?

14:49 By Ellie Gibson

"I really hope, since this is the first 3D football game, a lot of football fans all over Europe will be able to play it." The dream.

14:50 By Ellie Gibson

These plastic chairs are not that comfortable after 72 minutes as it goes.

14:51 By Ellie Gibson

Ross is introducing Team Ninja now. Mr Hayashi, producer of DOA Dimensions, is here.

14:52 By Ellie Gibson

"My purpose is to talk a little bit about the graphics capabilites of this new console." Come on, skip to the good bit - DOA tits in 3D!

14:53 By Ellie Gibson

They have been planning this DOA game for some time. But they couldn't realise the plans before because there was no suitable console.

14:53 By Ellie Gibson

Anyone got any jokes?

14:53 By Ellie Gibson

"We firmly believe Nintendo 3DS is the right console for a first DOA handheld version as well as the resurgence of the DOA series."

14:54 By Ellie Gibson

Trailer now - some people are doing fighting.

14:54 By Ellie Gibson

A woman just burst into flames! What next, someone putting a cat in a bin?

14:55 By Ellie Gibson

Not much jiggling going on.

14:55 By Ellie Gibson

DOA Dimensions is sort of like a best-of, apparently. Because of 3D it has come back with attitude.

14:55 By Ellie Gibson

This man goes to the doctor and says, "Doctor, I keep having visions of Goofy and Pluto and Donald Duck."

14:56 By Ellie Gibson

"Hmm," says the doctor. "How long have you been having these Disney spells?"

14:57 By Ellie Gibson

You can see the move list on the touch screen and that. You can also play wirelessly. There are StreetPass and co-op modes.

14:57 By Ellie Gibson

Why does StreetPass sound like something you get free when you turn 65?

14:58 By Ellie Gibson

Hayashi wants us all to play it later on. Will do.

14:58 By Ellie Gibson

Ross is thanking all the devloppers who have come along today. Is it price time?

14:59 By Ellie Gibson

No, it's time to find out more about first-party titles. Bonjour again, Monsieur Cloonoire.

14:59 By Ellie Gibson

Pilotwings Resort - You will visit the same island as Wii Fit and Wii Sports, but now you're floating around in full 3D or competing to hit targets using a hangglider or hairplane. Sic.

15:00 By Ellie Gibson

Nintendogs + cats - Where do they get their ideas from - you will have to work harder to earn love from your kitty.

15:01 By Ellie Gibson

Now, with 3DS, the dogs are much more variable in terms of size and leg length. And things. Dogs will lick you if you get close or run away and bark.

15:01 By Ellie Gibson

Steeldiver - you will be looking through a periscope at a sea of enemy ships. You will rotate your body to turn the periscope and target using the gyroscope. Sounds mental.

15:02 By Ellie Gibson

Kid Icarus Uprising - "Completely different" from the old games. Targeting and shooting in a true 3D environment.

15:02 By Ellie Gibson

When is it out, says Ross? "First let me show you what makes 3DS even more special." NO CLOONOIRE GIVE US A DATE AND A PRICE

15:03 By Ellie Gibson

Trailer - the software which comes preinstalled on the system. You can take pics of old people apparently.

15:03 By Ellie Gibson

Then their Miis are generated based on the pics. Also, hot women will be impressed and laugh at your crazy new wizardgadget.

15:04 By Ellie Gibson

Shibata is back on stage now. He's talking about the Miimaker, the thing we saw in the vid with the Mii and the old buffer.

15:04 By Ellie Gibson

Ross had a go earlier - he has made a Mii which looks like the sheriff of Nottingham crossed with a lion. Shibata's has come out black.

15:05 By Ellie Gibson

FaceRaiders - new game pre-installed on 3DS. You take your own picture and "shoot yourself in the face", as Ross puts it, in a shooting gallery.

15:06 By Ellie Gibson

Shibata is banging on about the eshop now. It will be easier than ever to buy digital content, and game boy and game boy colour hits will become available on Virtual Console.

15:06 By Ellie Gibson

"Just before we confirm our launch plans for Europe" we're going to make you watch another video.

15:07 By Ellie Gibson

More lovely slow slots of the machine itself. Ross is watching with his back to the audience. Presumably he's gone from six to midnight.

15:07 By Robert Purchese

EUROPEAN LAUNCH DATE: 25th March.

15:08 By Ellie Gibson

Montage time - Street Fighter, some kind of Super Monkey Ball game, Resi Evil Revelations, Ubi's mad fighting dragons thingy, DOA, Rabbids, Ghost Recon, Samurai Warriors, Driver Renegade. WHERE IS WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB

15:09 By Ellie Gibson

LEGO Star Wars, Paper Mario, Starfox 64, Zelda, Resi Mercenaries, Ridge Racer, Snake Eater, Mario Kart, And So On.

15:10 By Ellie Gibson

When can we get it then? "It's the only reason I'm here," says Ross.

15:10 By Ellie Gibson

3DS will launch in Europe on 25th March.

15:11 By Ellie Gibson

"As always price is determined by the retailers."

15:11 By Ellie Gibson

Quick, run down your local GAME and ask them how much, then.

15:12 By Ellie Gibson

Oh dear, Ross just read Mr Shibata's bit of the autocue.

15:12 By Ellie Gibson

"Further details will be published soon on Nintendo's website."

15:13 By Ellie Gibson

"this isn't just the launch of another game device, but the start of a new entertainment era." Never heard that one before.

15:13 By Ellie Gibson

So there you have it. No price, but a release date.

15:14 By Ellie Gibson

And it's over. Well, thanks for joining us. Any questions before we go?

15:14 By Ellie Gibson

@Takagi - No news on region lock, no. But we'll be quizzing whoever we can as the day goes on.

15:17 By Ellie Gibson

@Shinetop: I'm afraid you'll have to ask the retailers about that one.

15:17 By Ellie Gibson

@Ashcroft: As always, that number is determined by the retailers.

15:27 By Robert Purchese

15:28 By Robert Purchese

djkix says:

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