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.

Our live coverage of this event has finished

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09:51

NewbieZilla says:

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

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

09:56

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...

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

10:00

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

10:06

10:07

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

Full gallery.

12:25

CallousB says:

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

13:00

13:00

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

13:17

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

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

13:35

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!"

That's Jonathan Ross, for those wondering.

13:37

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

13:38

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

13:39

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

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

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

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

13:41

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

13:42

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

13:43

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

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

13:44

"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

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

13:45

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

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

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

13:49

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

"£199." Oh.

13:50

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

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

13:51

@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

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

13:53

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

13:55

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

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

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

13:57

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

14:00

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

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

14:01

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

14:02

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

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

14:02

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

14:03

"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

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

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

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

14:05

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

14:05

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

14:06

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

14:06

ROSSWATCH: He is drinking some water.

14:07

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

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

"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

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

14:09

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

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

14:10

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

14:10

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

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

14:11

14:11

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

14:12

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

14:12

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

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

14:13

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

14:13

14:14

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

14:14

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

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

14:15

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

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

14:16

14:16

"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

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

Bertie says:

Shaun the Sheep in 3D? Baaaaad idea.

I knew ewed pun that.

14:18

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

14:18

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

14:18

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

14:19

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

14:24

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

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

14:25

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

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

14:26

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

14:27

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

"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.

14:29

tomphillipsEG says:

"Boring version of George Clooney". Nice.

14:29

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

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

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

14:31

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

14:32

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

14:32

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

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

14:34

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

14:34

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

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

14:35

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

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

14:36

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

14:36

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

14:37

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

14:37

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

14:38

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

14:38

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

14:38

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

14:38

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

14:39

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

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

14:40

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

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

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

14:43

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

14:44

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

14:45

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

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

PES 2011 3D - IT EXISTS.

14:46

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

14:47

"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

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

14:48

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

14:49

"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

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

14:51

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

14:52

"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

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

Anyone got any jokes?

14:53

"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

Trailer now - some people are doing fighting.

14:54

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

14:55

Not much jiggling going on.

14:55

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

14:55

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

14:56

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

14:57

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

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

14:58

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

14:58

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

14:59

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

14:59

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

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

15:01

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

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

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

15:02

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

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

15:03

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

15:04

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

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

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

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

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

15:07

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

EUROPEAN LAUNCH DATE: 25th March.

15:08

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

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

15:10

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

15:10

3DS will launch in Europe on 25th March.

15:11

"As always price is determined by the retailers."

15:11

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

15:12

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

15:12

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

15:13

"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

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

15:14

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

15:14

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

15:17

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

15:17

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

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15:28

djkix says:

Play.Com are showing £219.99http://tinyurl.com/67yskhh

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    weebl 8 years ago
    what everyone said.
    lucky_jim 8 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 8 years ago
    I just came here to say that there are a ton of comments.
    Der_tolle_Emil 8 years ago
    Sabreman64 8 years ago
    lucky_jim 8 years ago
    sfp_noodle 8 years ago
    hahayou 8 years ago
    Maybe should have skipped the underwhelming press events in favour of knocking a few quid off the price?
    apoc_reg 8 years ago
    Absolute con! Keep your money kids
    Goffee 8 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?
    Moonprince 8 years ago
    Yeah not going over 200. Its not that special...
    BigOrkWaaagh 8 years ago
    Gamegears had it for 195 before the press conference.
    InsoFox 8 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 8 years ago
    Gamegears also mention an RRP of £199.99
    djkix 8 years ago
    @isnips909 - failsafe way of finding it :) Search Play for 3DS, narrow search results to GAMES. Console is the 16th result.
    X201 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    Gamegears have it for £194.99. That's more like it.
    beastmaster 8 years ago
    My mate is over in the states at launch. Splendid!
    Munkaay 8 years ago
    id pay 230 for it. Its a good bit of kit. Games in 3d which i think is a good step forward
    isnips909 8 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 8 years ago
    £100 extra for an extra dimension. I'll pass for now.
    djkix 8 years ago
    @isnips909 - should work, try this one also:http://tinyurl.com/3xgfjpx
    WinterSnowblind 8 years ago
    £230 in GAME
    InsoFox 8 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.
    tomphillipsEG 8 years ago
    £229.99 is 70 quid more than the U.S. equivalent. Region-locking explained.
    isnips909 8 years ago
    No where to be found on play even if you search. URL just goes to homepage?
    spekkeh 8 years ago
    €308 on Play. Lol. I can understand why they're not saying that. Yeah I'll wait a bit.
    JetSetWilly 8 years ago
    I'm sure the RRP for the games will be just as hilarious.No thanks Nintendo, I think I'll pass.
    Grunk 8 years ago
    $250 = £155, but you'd have to buy in Alaska/Oregon/Montana/Delaware/New Hampshire
    X201 8 years ago
    Refuse to order until the price drops below £200Pre-ordering above that price only encourages them
    Toothball 8 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 8 years ago
    £229 @ hmv Don't you just love the UK Game Tax?
    mclem 8 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 8 years ago
    @varsas Sorry , Not sure about DS games.Wouldn't surprise me if they're locked though
    djkix 8 years ago
    Play.Com are showing £219.99http://tinyurl.com/67yskhh
    StolenGlory 8 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 8 years ago
    No thanks for £230. Who's next? :)
    X201 8 years ago
    @varsas No. Region locked
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    I'm glad there are no new games coming out (yet) that I want on this train wreck.
    king2001 8 years ago
    @GiarcYekrubWon'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 8 years ago
    HMV have it on their homepage priced £229.99!Rip off imo
    varsas 8 years ago
    I'm assuming that imported DS games will still work?
    AliRay 8 years ago
    Leaving pricing in the hands of c*nts like Game is just asking for trouble :(
    WinterSnowblind 8 years ago
    Anyone notice that Pikmin and Lego PoTC are listed on several shops? Neither of them have been announced.
    GiarcYekrub 8 years ago
    Nah it'll be £199
    Mr_Bogus 8 years ago
    @Grunk: want her in DOA?
    kesouk 8 years ago
    Geez, I want my hour and a half back... Can't even give us a RRP? Gits.
    fergal_oc 8 years ago
    No price - that looks really dodgy!
    dingo75 8 years ago
    Great coverage as always Ellie and the rest of EG! Thanks!
    Grunk 8 years ago
    We want a price, Any Price. Katy Price will do.
    nickthegun 8 years ago
    Sorry, is the friends code for the machine or for the user?
    Micronaut 8 years ago
    UK PRICE: £300
    aine 8 years ago
    was that Frankie Boyle's chubby brother just then on the online stream?
    Malek86 8 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 8 years ago
    For a minute then thought he grabbed hold of Minkley :D
    ShapeThrower 8 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 8 years ago
    @Ellie cheers, go forth and quizz like never before :)
    evild_edd 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    Maybe they didn't announce the price because £250 looks bad the same day they announce $250 for the US
    Shinetop 8 years ago
    I have a question for Ellie: is Nintendo completely fucking insane?
    king2001 8 years ago
    FUCK.OFF
    Grunk 8 years ago
    Ho disappointing, now to the forum.
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    Ellie, on a scale on 1 to 10, 10 being highest, how bored are you right now?
    Bradach 8 years ago
    why can the give a price for the US but not Europe?
    monkfishjoe 8 years ago
    Just as you said 'utter fail' my stream broke!You have the power.
    afgavinstan 8 years ago
    Best. Afternoon off work. Ever.
    AcidSnake 8 years ago
    That was a waste of time...only positive thing is the single friend code...Poor showing...
    Lotos8ter 8 years ago
    Why'd the Septics get a price but we don't?Bloody Nintnedo
    Whizzo 8 years ago
    NoE PR representative Dr Evil has announced an RRP of one million dollars in Europe.
    bluem4gic 8 years ago
    WHAT IS THE PRICE
    Lovemoose 8 years ago
    Ha! No Happy Finish for you, Punter.
    CivilD 8 years ago
    They'll shout the price while lifting off in their helicopter. It's safer that way
    jonbwfc 8 years ago
    What a joke
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    Live stream is still on the website with interviews and the zones. All very white and plush
    madgerald 8 years ago
    Otis Dealy (Kat's brother) isn't very good at spontaneous live delivery.
    Lee_Morris 8 years ago
    jeez the most important thing and Nintendo bottle it. It's not like the US proce hasn't been announced. Jokers
    Zolos 8 years ago
    Pretty pointless without a price!
    Golgo 8 years ago
    HOWL!!!
    berelain 8 years ago
    utter fail.
    mcmonkeyplc 8 years ago
    Ah the old Kinect pricing announcment method.

    It's going to hurt then.
    gingerlink 8 years ago
    I have a question? What's the price?Oh, wait...
    Findus 8 years ago
    What a cop out by Nintendo.
    X201 8 years ago
    Oh look. Its the noisy one from The Gadget Show
    Buenos_Estente 8 years ago
    I hope the retailers pick £150 pounds then
    CrispyXUK64 8 years ago
    Determined by retailers? They'll rip us off!!
    king2001 8 years ago
    Has to be a RRP?
    coderkind 8 years ago
    So the US get a solid price but we're left dangling? Thanks for the shit sandwich Nintendo.
    RobTheBuilder 8 years ago
    FFS Nintendo. All we wanted was a bloody price.
    DerekTrousers 8 years ago
    surely, SURELY, we haven't sat through all this, to have no goddamn price
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    Hello patronising Nintendo fake reporter lady.
    X201 8 years ago
    Who is Beth Chalmers?Looks fragrant :)
    Takagi 8 years ago
    Anymore news on region lock?
    king2001 8 years ago
    Price determined by retailers? Is it coming to Pounland then?
    Canyarion 8 years ago
    Why don't say anything about the price? Pfffff....
    ShapeThrower 8 years ago
    Damnit ... so we know when but not how much ....
    dingo75 8 years ago
    Hm 2 Resi games (Revelations, Mercenaries) you sure?
    Malek86 8 years ago
    What, no price?They are too afraid to announce it, lol.
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    You know, it would be much better if they just left Ross do all the scripts; because it's just bloody painful.
    Fuser 8 years ago
    No price announcement?????Are they MAD?
    Lovemoose 8 years ago
    "As never price is determined by the retailers"
    tomphillipsEG 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    AFTER THIS BORING SHITHOLE OF A CONFERENCE WITH NO INTERESTING GAMES THEY'RE NOT GIVING A PRICE?
    RobTheBuilder 8 years ago
    No price??? NO price?!
    Grunk 8 years ago
    RRP isn't though
    Beano 8 years ago
    NO PRICE ANNOUNCEMENT?!?!?!
    Ninou 8 years ago
    Where is this "raunch window"? Can I take a peek?
    DerekTrousers 8 years ago
    That and the £x000 in fees, eh Wossy?
    Shinetop 8 years ago
    I chuckled when she made the Women's Murder Club joke ten minutes ago. It's not as fun the second time.
    Mr_Bogus 8 years ago
    I am.
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    They're not giving us the price?
    TheTingler 8 years ago
    At last, a good demo reel.
    TonyHarrison 8 years ago
    2 DAYS BEFORE AMERICA GETS IT. OMG!!! IN YOUR FACE YANKEES!
    schnide 8 years ago
    Is anyone still laughing at the Women's Murder Club joke? Anyone?
    Whizzo 8 years ago
    "Just before we whisper our launch plans for Europe and run away, here's another video"
    Shinetop 8 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 8 years ago
    Looking like a second generation wait so far...
    beastmaster 8 years ago
    Here it comes...!! Almost there.
    coderkind 8 years ago
    Nintendo selling all this "value" to console smacks of them about to drop a price bomb on our asses :-(
    evild_edd 8 years ago
    Oh good. Another Nintendo console to buy all the NES and SNES titles all over again.....
    Ashcroft 8 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 8 years ago
    I think I'd probably want to shoot myself in the face if I was at the conference.
    Shinetop 8 years ago
    IMMA RAID YO FACE
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    I've got South Park Tugger depression going on here. Get ooooooon with iiiiiiiiiiiiit.
    AndyboyH 8 years ago
    quote of the event "so you can shoot yourself, in the face?"
    Fuser 8 years ago
    This is unbelievably bad. They have actually made me NOT want one..
    TheTingler 8 years ago
    MiiMaker? Are they taking the piss now?
    coderkind 8 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 8 years ago
    Mii maker with racist eyes generator.Isn't Face Raider a porno?
    beastmaster 8 years ago
    "Also, hot women will be impressed and laugh at your crazy new wizardgadget".Somehow, I doubt it.
    Golgo 8 years ago
    Ross must be well anxious about the price. Doubt he'd be able to stretch beyond £250 on his wages.
    jonbwfc 8 years ago
    Taking pics of old people? Is that legal?
    mcmonkeyplc 8 years ago
    HOW MUCH?!
    BigOrkWaaagh 8 years ago
    If I don't get a date and price soon lives will be coming to an end
    Shinetop 8 years ago
    Dammit, don't show me what makes it even more special. Show me the date and price. What a horrible show.
    Micronaut 8 years ago
    YOU WILL PULL WITH 3DS!
    TheTingler 8 years ago
    15.02 With Ellie there. All showing stuff we already know!
    evild_edd 8 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 8 years ago
    Even Ross is getting impatient now!
    X201 8 years ago
    Does the totty come with the console?
    kesouk 8 years ago
    Even Wossy is trying to hurry him along.
    redneon 8 years ago
    How will the dog lick me if I run away and bark?
    Golgo 8 years ago
    3D pets, now in a full range of sizes. Ambassador, you are spoiling uzz.
    brseg 8 years ago
    yep, dull event (I quit the live stream ages ago), but ellie's comments are awesome :D
    Beano 8 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 8 years ago
    ZELDA? HOW UNEXPECTED.
    AcidSnake 8 years ago
    Do they steal sandwiches in the park from unsuspecting people?
    Bertie 8 years ago
    Looking through a "Paris cop", Laurent?
    GreasyWeasel 8 years ago
    Yah! You can have a fat dog and cat! Jesus
    Beano 8 years ago
    @Spuzzell: LOL!!
    nickthegun 8 years ago
    Pilot Wings, eh? Maybe....... Blast Corps next?No
    NewbieZilla 8 years ago
    @spongebob For a good movie, yes.
    Ranor 8 years ago
    finally the japanese guys are gone...
    Beano 8 years ago
    Everybody loves pyppies
    kesouk 8 years ago
    It's like an unsexy version of Eurotrash. 'ello my little british chums...
    Micronaut 8 years ago
    Pilotwings :)
    HarryTuttle 8 years ago
    What do you call a snowman with a piano? Meltin' John.
    Spuzzell 8 years ago
    3Dull.What do you call a pointless race that covers 2,200 miles throughout France?The French.
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    Ellie, Stand up, yell MORTAL KOMBAT then start throwing punches.
    ScarboroughKID 8 years ago
    Boring launch, Ellie has made it comedy gold however.
    Der_tolle_Emil 8 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 8 years ago
    Its the E3 experience 5 months early. Improbably boring and badly presented.
    cyacomini 8 years ago
    OMFG - £329 for a hand held console??
    jaywalker3010 8 years ago
    @mkreku DOA Dead on arrival = 3ds?
    addman 8 years ago
    Nintendo probably told team ninja to tone down the tits a bit ;)
    Grunk 8 years ago
    How realistic will motorboating be with DOA 3d?
    Beano 8 years ago
    fas ds xcnsdnfgsjehm s

    (sorry, my head just hit the keyboard)
    Ninou 8 years ago
    So...fighting games, foot'bore' and a plasticine sheep? Well worth $250...
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    Combos on the touch screen.wut
    Trigga_Tybalt 8 years ago
    @NewbieZilla zing!
    Scoops 8 years ago
    unless it comes in at £129.99 in which case BEST LAUNCH EVER..
    Takagi 8 years ago
    Indeed, a DOA with no Jiggle? is that right?
    Canyarion 8 years ago
    It has come back with... ATTITUDE. *dramatic look*
    Shinetop 8 years ago
    @NewbieZilla: zing!
    Scoops 8 years ago
    worst. launch. ever.
    beastmaster 8 years ago
    DOA + 3D + Japan = Constant creaming of kecks!
    addman 8 years ago
    who's there?
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    What's got two legs and bleeds?(half a dog)
    NewbieZilla 8 years ago
    "Anyone got any jokes?"I think you may be attending it.
    AcidSnake 8 years ago
    Knock knock...
    nickthegun 8 years ago
    Team Ninja = Sugababes
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    WOMB PUNCH!
    Shinetop 8 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.
    GreasyWeasel 8 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 8 years ago
    where the "jiggle" engine?
    mkreku 8 years ago
    Am I supposed to know what DOA means?
    X201 8 years ago
    New game DOA:Jiggl3D
    InfiniteFury 8 years ago
    So that will be Dead or Alive: 3D Volley-boobs then?
    layleeloo 8 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 8 years ago
    Feed down. Losing will to live...
    tomphillipsEG 8 years ago
    Awkward.
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    No suitable console for fighting games. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
    Golgo 8 years ago
    BOOBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Micronaut 8 years ago
    3D TITS!
    layleeloo 8 years ago
    @Kinglion70 Correct. Nothing of excitement yet. Just the horror of the confirmed extortionate price
    RobTheBuilder 8 years ago
    DOA Dimensions. "The new capabilities of 3DS allow us to create the most realistic perving experience ever..."
    Ignatius_Cheese 8 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 8 years ago
    Silver jacket and jeans - Is he the Japanese Jeremy Clarkson?
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    Ninjaaaaaaaa./car starts
    Kinglion70 8 years ago
    this is boring right?
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    TIME FOR TITS
    davidambler 8 years ago
    So much passion.
    Shinetop 8 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 8 years ago
    Yawn.
    Lionheart 8 years ago
    @TheTingler, thanks for the info mate.
    CivilD 8 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 8 years ago
    Console price and released date with release dates for Mario, Zelda and Mario Kart please
    TheTingler 8 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 8 years ago
    I'll pay them £300 for a 3DS if they stop talking NOW!
    Canyarion 8 years ago
    Ugh! This PES stuff is SO boring!
    varsas 8 years ago
    @GamesProgrammer: It was announced at the U.S. conference that's happening at the same time.
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    Football games don't work without a wide view, can we get these jokers off the stage please.
    jaywalker3010 8 years ago
    $249.99 = £249.99 (+ 1 shitty game no one wants) i bet you..
    Kazzahdrane 8 years ago
    @GamesProgrammer : They didn't - that info came from the US conference.
    Trigga_Tybalt 8 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 8 years ago
    Just show us Pilot wings
    Ninou 8 years ago
    ZZZzzzzz
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    Going for the Beatles look there; good choice!
    GamesProgrammer 8 years ago
    Why did they announce the US date and price first at the European Conference!?
    Der_tolle_Emil 8 years ago
    @tachikoma: Yes, the original DS launched for $150.
    TopKatt 8 years ago
    What's the damage?
    sheldipez 8 years ago
    Eurogamer is temporarily down... dont leave us hanging...
    NewbieZilla 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    "PES uses the familiar theme of football"

    What theme's that?

    "you're shit and you know you are"
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    PES with a stupid camera edition. Using footage from the PSP game replays.
    TheTingler 8 years ago
    @Lionheart: In the US that's pretty normal.
    MrChaz 8 years ago
    "The middle guy is just standing there."He's the 3rd D
    AcidSnake 8 years ago
    @LazyDanBragging rights, "I beat you without even using my 3DS"
    layleeloo 8 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 8 years ago
    I thought it was shawn the sheep
    Beano 8 years ago
    PES looks nice... like a bad PSP game :p
    schnide 8 years ago
    Zzz.
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    The middle guy is just standing there.
    Lionheart 8 years ago
    Releasing on a Sunday. Surely not?
    Takagi 8 years ago
    Konami... bring Rings of Red 2 or Rings of Red for the 3DS ;)
    Venkman90 8 years ago
    "£187.20 + Not US/Japan tax = £229"glol
    Orikk 8 years ago
    @kingnothing12: Agree...we won't be getting a lot of change out of £250 I reckon.
    RobTheBuilder 8 years ago
    £156 plus vat = £187.20

    £187.20 + Not US/Japan tax = £229
    wizlon 8 years ago
    Will the 3DS let me plug in my PS3 to play Killzone 3 in 3D, if not, no sale!
    Spuzzell 8 years ago
    $250 should equal less than £200. But it won't. Not that it matters as we're all importing anyway. Ha.
    kingnothing12 8 years ago
    Will be +200 easily
    X201 8 years ago
    Japanese Gumby?
    Micronaut 8 years ago
    KONAMI!
    TheTingler 8 years ago
    Wow, Driver Renegade looks quite cool.
    zepekit 8 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 8 years ago
    That's £156
    Beano 8 years ago
    @X201: Now :D
    Beano 8 years ago
    Does nobody in Nintendo Europe speak english?
    layleeloo 8 years ago
    NOt bothered about US price. Where's UK price?
    Malek86 8 years ago
    So Rayman 3DS is actually yet another port of Rayman 2. Darn it.
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    Man, Percy Wetmore got old.
    GreasyWeasel 8 years ago
    Has the Ubisoft man just got back from running a marathon?
    X201 8 years ago
    How long until he mentions Rabbids?
    Hasney 8 years ago
    Screw walking for the pedometer. My wanking arm will take that brunt.
    Micronaut 8 years ago
    Ubisoft Git. Here comes the shovelware.
    Ninou 8 years ago
    What's with all the Frenchies today?!
    Vilhelm 8 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 8 years ago
    Get people who speak English clearly and that way you will get accurate representations of your product in the UK press
    GreasyWeasel 8 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 8 years ago
    Wow that incredible engrish!
    Ninou 8 years ago
    Translation please!!!
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    Did he just call them Capwhore?
    BigOrkWaaagh 8 years ago
    I love Branka
    Beano 8 years ago
    Stop this Street Fighter talk :(
    Ninou 8 years ago
    If you squint, it's almost Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant on stage....
    Nemesis 8 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 8 years ago
    Wait, now he speaks English?
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    34 characters to ignore in favour of Ken.
    schnide 8 years ago
    @GolgoYes I got that, GoGo. Comment still stands.
    Ninou 8 years ago
    Calm down Mr Japanese Man!
    InfiniteFury 8 years ago
    Corr, I've seen some awkward banter fumbling in my time but this is pretty painful in parts
    Beano 8 years ago
    A lot of talk... and not very interesting. Bored :p
    mr_bez 8 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 8 years ago
    Where's my damn Metroid.
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    Why would I want a portable system with limited battery life to let me watch other people playing?
    GiarcYekrub 8 years ago
    but you can call yourself what ever you like it doesn't have to be unique to the world
    Shinetop 8 years ago
    No news about how all this TV stuff is going to work outside of the UK then? Great.
    Ringot 8 years ago
    Pics or it didn't happen
    Golgo 8 years ago
    @Schnide: I think there was a touch of irony there, Snide.
    BigOrkWaaagh 8 years ago
    Golfclaplol
    Bertie 8 years ago
    Surprised Ellie hasn't commented on Ono-san's scrambled egg-yellow long-sleeved top under his black jumper. Odd combination.
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    This is utter bollocks.
    Beano 8 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 8 years ago
    @TonyHarrison but with PSN names and Gamertags you can at least make your own, memorable name. Not 0518264874564...
    Vilhelm 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    Skype 3D!....?
    Hasney 8 years ago
    I wonder if someone played the coin collect noise from Mario after the flip.
    dupplawt 8 years ago
    @Vilhelm On my Wii, I have a Mii with breasts for a face.
    tomphillipsEG 8 years ago
    "Boring version of George Clooney". Nice.
    GreasyWeasel 8 years ago
    Someone has had his happy pills ;)
    mr_shoe_uk 8 years ago
    lulz Oni is great
    Krawftwerk 8 years ago
    Hadouken always take priority over live blog.
    Beano 8 years ago
    People applauding Nintendo for only using one friend-code...?... really?
    Vilhelm 8 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 8 years ago
    Woss if you're reading this tug your ear
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    Virtual Console 2?
    Whitster 8 years ago
    Off all the times for this webiste to go down!
    SeesThroughAll 8 years ago
    Ellie must have a fascination with Women's Murder Club. Guilty pleasure perhaps? :p
    Beano 8 years ago
    oh dear oh dear...
    mclem 8 years ago
    Well, it took Nintendo, what, seven years to get the right idea, but single friendcode is *huge*.
    Venkman90 8 years ago
    @Beano Nope, I couldn't give a fudge either
    THFourteen 8 years ago
    but how much... HOW MUCH!!
    dupplawt 8 years ago
    so many people will abuse that street pass thing.
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    You WALK PAST A STRANGER and if you have it turned on they get your code? Is that right?
    TonyHarrison 8 years ago
    A universal code... that's a relief.
    Canyarion 8 years ago
    That George Clooney guy was awesome, I wouldn't mind seeing him in more shows.
    Micronaut 8 years ago
    Second Life 3DS + Streetpass?

    Brrr
    Hasney 8 years ago
    One friend code per console? SOLD.
    Beano 8 years ago
    Am I the only one who doesn't care one bit about these 3DS communication features?
    Golgo 8 years ago
    1 code. Great development. Next step, no codes and welcome to the 21st century!
    Venkman90 8 years ago
    1 code? /faints
    Segnit 8 years ago
    @tachikoma haha. Regginator or the Sheepinator? There is no escape either way.
    CrispyXUK64 8 years ago
    Single code system \o/ Woohooooo!
    RobTheBuilder 8 years ago
    1 code!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    Can't wait for a pedo to streetpass some 8 year old.
    Takagi 8 years ago
    Streetpass.... seems kinda werid, but also kinda good.. will be one to watch and see how it goes
    Krawftwerk 8 years ago
    @Hasney Indeed! He is increasingly sounding like a sex pest.
    Golgo 8 years ago
    Messages to be commonly sent from one 3DS to another whilst out and about: can I borrow your battery please?
    X201 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    I guess you could call it 'Sheared' genius to include Shaun :D
    CrispyXUK64 8 years ago
    American show has gone striaght into hardware discussion.
    mclem 8 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 8 years ago
    Wossy's fake laugh sums that crap up.
    Venkman90 8 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 8 years ago
    This reminds me of the Wii Party reveal at E3
    UKwoods 8 years ago
    Shaun the fucking sheep? HOW MUCH AND WHEN!!!!
    Golgo 8 years ago
    OK get the plasticine guy off the stage now I'm bored of him and his moronic characters.
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    ...and mute.
    afgavinstan 8 years ago
    What @Ashcroft said. It's 2011.
    andijames 8 years ago
    Whoops! Read 'Shaun The Sheep in fullblown 3D' as 'Shaun The Sheep in full blown up 3D' Blow up sheep FTW!
    madgerald 8 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 8 years ago
    @Hasney Was this Ellie's intention?
    mclem 8 years ago
    It's Shaun. Don't make me send the clay mafia around.
    Venkman90 8 years ago
    Aardman, be still my beating heart...
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    Shut the fuck up about Shaun the Sheep.
    BigOrkWaaagh 8 years ago
    I did not come here for Shaun the cunting Sheep
    Hasney 8 years ago
    Maybe George caught Ellie in his eye and is thinking about her. WHO KNOWS.
    Kinglion70 8 years ago
    shaun the sheep i am sold!!!!
    Micronaut 8 years ago
    Shaun The Sheep 3D!!!
    Segnit 8 years ago
    @tachikoma yeap I've been corrected. The American 3DS even is happening now! Thanks for the heads up.
    Fred_Titmus 8 years ago
    Yes yes yes yes yes thank you Wallace and Gromit man but how much is it?
    RobTheBuilder 8 years ago
    Shaun the sheep!!
    Bertie 8 years ago
    Shaun the Sheep in 3D? Baaaaad idea.
    X201 8 years ago
    Shaun the Sheep in 3DSold!
    Hasney 8 years ago
    3D Twitter. A Revolution!
    Nemesis 8 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 8 years ago
    @madgerald - Sweet, if I had a 3D TV, I'd Czech it out.
    afgavinstan 8 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 8 years ago
    @SegnitI was twisting someone else's words for comedic effect.../fails
    up_the_ante 8 years ago
    Get to the games - I need to leave in 15 minutes! I need to see Zelda!
    TonyHarrison 8 years ago
    Ooohhh Sky 3D... interesting.
    Venkman90 8 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 8 years ago
    @hasney - there is a 3D viewer on the PS3, I downloaded one from the J PSN store.
    Bigmac1910 8 years ago
    Photos not working In Safari on the Mac?
    Micronaut 8 years ago
    Squeaky Morph man!
    Segnit 8 years ago
    @AcidSnake why would you want to view 640x480 images on a 1920x1080 screen?
    X201 8 years ago
    Like the new system Craigy - It automatically blanks any comment "By Robert Purchese" :D
    mkreku 8 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 8 years ago
    Sky 3D... clever clever idea
    Nuronv 8 years ago
    Robert's pictures don't seem to be working. Perhaps he should use the 3DS to take them.
    Golgo 8 years ago
    And Ellie: George is probably from Whitby.
    Mr_Bogus 8 years ago
    A blue Wii slot light then
    TonyHarrison 8 years ago
    The American conference with Reggie is actually happening right now FWIW...
    AcidSnake 8 years ago
    Can I view my 3D photos of the PS3 on my 3DS?
    Hasney 8 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 8 years ago
    Spotpass: Providing the battery doesn't run out before you get to the bus stop.
    DaDon123456 8 years ago
    http://live.nintendo3ds.nintendo-europe....Live video streaming of the conference via the magic of the internet!
    Malek86 8 years ago
    Forced connection doesn't sound too cool
    madgerald 8 years ago
    Can I view my 3D photos from the 3DS on my PS3?
    Hasney 8 years ago
    Dammit, I laughed at Ross.
    Segnit 8 years ago
    @tachikoma yes later today.
    Nemesis 8 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 8 years ago
    I just tuned in... who's the George Clooney with the accent?
    X201 8 years ago
    Oh my god its got a little light!!!!:-O
    Segnit 8 years ago
    No word on OOT yet?Damn I'm impatient.
    respectyourelder 8 years ago
    dont you mean "Is it a bigger than the scween on my DSI?"sorry Jonathan, cheap shot
    Hasney 8 years ago
    @skowhegan - 7 minutes in, no. they're still showing off the device.
    madgerald 8 years ago
    Lovely scripted questions from J. Ross.
    glottis0 8 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 8 years ago
    Backwards compatible? A good thing.
    Shinetop 8 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 8 years ago
    @Nemesis: The audience silence reminds me of Spaceworld 2001. Guess you had to be there to experience it...
    tomphillipsEG 8 years ago
    No word on DSiWare transfer then.
    AcidSnake 8 years ago
    Which of the three glasses did he use to drink the water?!
    glottis0 8 years ago
    Are you sure it's water? Sometimes I drink those Gin and Tonic cans, because they look like water.
    Venkman90 8 years ago
    Cosmos Black?So, Black then?And for the love of God Matte > Gloss
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    /BaileyGeorge Clooney in a call centre/Bailey
    beastmaster 8 years ago
    Cosmos Black is the coolest sounding colour ever.
    Hasney 8 years ago
    Play with my image? HOT
    dapsycho 8 years ago
    Nintendos live video feed works brill, at least I dont have to interpret the text feed
    Golgo 8 years ago
    For the tribes as yet undiscovered in New Guinea and who may not yet know: Ross is learning Japanese.
    Bertie 8 years ago
    @NewbieZilla Amen! Minus the LA Noire.
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    Christ, someone clap during the pauses. Can't bear the silence.
    beastmaster 8 years ago
    Come on. Just tell us how much.
    mrpon 8 years ago
    Low stream working great.
    Segnit 8 years ago
    Damn this liveupdate thing is under heavy stress. I just saw my second Sorry!It looks like we're having some problems."
    Beano 8 years ago
    It's Rene from Allo Allo!
    NewbieZilla 8 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.
    Hasney 8 years ago
    "As they say here in Amsterdam, Konichiwa."Hilarity ensues?
    Hasney 8 years ago
    It went down for me as well. The 3DS is killing the internet as we know it
    UKwoods 8 years ago
    Video feed?
    Micronaut 8 years ago
    Working stream link anyone?:)
    Segnit 8 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 8 years ago
    Nice to see them up the profile and get a decent presenter; odd beard though.
    Venkman90 8 years ago
    She didn't last long after that E3
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    Nooooo, not problems.
    Danbojones 8 years ago
    @Venatio Don't make me come in there.
    tomphillipsEG 8 years ago
    Nice glasses.
    Cronan 8 years ago
    Comments b0rked?
    afgavinstan 8 years ago
    Cammie Dunaway is Nintendo's answer to Sarah Palin.
    Beano 8 years ago
    I can't breathe!
    RobTheBuilder 8 years ago
    None of the stream links work!!
    Nemesis 8 years ago
    Oh God, the music!
    mr_shoe_uk 8 years ago
    @eoz123 lulz
    Venatio 8 years ago
    @Danbojones Calm down.
    beastmaster 8 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 8 years ago
    Can you ask if the Cats game has wheelie bins
    Danbojones 8 years ago
    OH GOD THE TENSION.
    Segnit 8 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 8 years ago
    @Nemesis: But what about this Gervais link? http://www.tbs.com/video/index.jsp?oid=2...
    up_the_ante 8 years ago
    I'm watching the streaming vid - loving the music
    glottis0 8 years ago
    @Venkman90- where should I send the bill for a new keyboard? - I just spat tea over it :p
    Canyarion 8 years ago
    The stream's here: http://live.nintendo3ds.nintendo-europe....
    madgerald 8 years ago
    @Ellie is "Weft of the carpet" a euphemism for something?
    Bits 8 years ago
    For those asking for a stream, Nintendo are doing one: http://live.nintendo3ds.nintendo-europe....
    mrpon 8 years ago
    Good shout venky, cracking as well.
    Beano 8 years ago
    I changed my mind... I'm leaning towards £299,- without a game, but it includes a free kick in the balls.
    afgavinstan 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    My PC says 2 minutes to go!
    CrispyXUK64 8 years ago
    Bet you a fiver Ellie has BT Broadband.
    HSH25 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    He is backstage playing with his wifes norks at a guess, that would be my play.
    Malek86 8 years ago
    My money is on €219, with a demo pack included or something.
    NewbieZilla 8 years ago
    220, I reckon, and 250 euros.
    madgerald 8 years ago
    @skowhegan - that and some non-3D titles that they can't shift
    beastmaster 8 years ago
    Hey, I like this. Updates & comments at the same time. It's like magic.
    Cronan 8 years ago
    Where's the streaming video?
    mr_shoe_uk 8 years ago
    No, actually £8000
    jaguarwong 8 years ago
    Are we expecting a price point for software today too?
    mr_shoe_uk 8 years ago
    It's going to be £6
    Beano 8 years ago
    Yes.. this new text system is nice. KUDOS!
    Lionheart 8 years ago
    Haha it's one thing creating live chat. Another fixing bloody Broadband.
    mrpon 8 years ago
    Is this streaming on vid anywhere?
    Cronan 8 years ago
    I'm going for £299
    Segnit 8 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 8 years ago
    I'm expect something around the £200 mark, think that's pretty fair personally.
    Mariostars 8 years ago
    Wonder if the virtual gameboy service will be online at launch, straight out of the box and connected to the internet.
    Essien 8 years ago
    Will be flabbagasted if it is under £200. This is Nintendo people!!
    Venkman90 8 years ago
    So, does the 3D make you feel ill then?
    CrispyXUK64 8 years ago
    It's gotta be around £180 if they want any sales.
    Mr_Bogus 8 years ago
    Wonder if there'll be a Women's Murder Club game on the 3DS?
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    £99 for a gold Zelda 3DS with a game.
    tomphillipsEG 8 years ago
    @madgerald You don't mean SEGA's Thor, do you?
    Bradach 8 years ago
    i would pay up to and including €300 for this... but then i'm a bit of an idiot...
    mrpon 8 years ago
    I'll go with £199.99 with nowt added.
    Hasney 8 years ago
    I think someone needs to start a mexican wave *cough* Ellie *cough*
    tim_love99 8 years ago
    EIGHT MILLION POUNDS
    Venkman90 8 years ago
    £179? maybe in 2 years
    Golgo 8 years ago
    @Ellie: For now, perhaps, for now. But when the lights go down, all our darkest fears may yet be realized...
    WinterSnowblind 8 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 8 years ago
    @CivilD: ^What he said.
    madgerald 8 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 8 years ago
    Weft?
    Beano 8 years ago
    My prediction £249,-... £279,- with a game :)

    The units will be in short supply and Nintendo will milk the early adopters.
    afgavinstan 8 years ago
    Only the finest shag for Nintendo, I'd think.
    Golgo 8 years ago
    Sounds like they've cleared out the local Ikea, Ellie. Classy.
    CivilD 8 years ago
    This live blog system is excellent by the way. Kudos to the EG devs!
    madgerald 8 years ago
    I'm going for £229 - but really want a £179 price.
    afgavinstan 8 years ago
    £249.99 w/game, or at Game, get it for £259.99 with Game's own-brand Gaming Glasses!
    Segnit 8 years ago
    By the way EG this is fantastic! You guys are the innovators!
    RobTheBuilder 8 years ago
    Hope £199, expecting £229
    CivilD 8 years ago
    If it's anything above £199.99, they will struggle to sell it, no question.
    Golgo 8 years ago
    Any sign of Jedward there?
    TonyHarrison 8 years ago
    Whilst we're playing the predict a price game...£199.99 or £229.99 with a game.
    Segnit 8 years ago
    @HasneyFrankly, 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 8 years ago
    Thank you Ellie. I can rest easy now.
    RobTheBuilder 8 years ago
    £199.99, region locking only on d/l games, Japanese launch line up...

    *hoping*
    ShakaCarnage 8 years ago
    I'm going for £229.99 - or as they'll say in broken English - 229.nine, nine pouds!
    Cheddar99 8 years ago
    sports
    afgavinstan 8 years ago
    Could be worse. Could be JLS on stage frantically wanking like that TV ad.
    Hasney 8 years ago
    They best just get down to business. Got a meeting at 3 in an office that's 10 mins away.
    CrispyXUK64 8 years ago
    @GolgoYou 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 8 years ago
    @mr_shoe_uk nope! maybe metroid. X
    Hasney 8 years ago
    @Segnit - If the PSP2 is "PS3 power level" as the rumors claim, you may have your dream soon!
    Golgo 8 years ago
    Why does one need a 'qualified celeb', I wonder?
    Segnit 8 years ago
    400€ at launch or bust Nintendo!I simply refuse to buy any handheld under 400€! :p
    CrispyXUK64 8 years ago
    Wossy is probably the best qualified celeb out there for this sort of event, especially as it's Nintendo.
    mr_shoe_uk 8 years ago
    Are we actually expecting anything interesting beyond a date and price?
    Golgo 8 years ago
    @afgavinstan: could be worse. could be stephen fry.
    TonyHarrison 8 years ago
    I like this new live thingamajig. We get to see the instant 'ZOMG YES/NO' reactions from users...
    Mariostars 8 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 8 years ago
    That awkward moment when everyone realises you follow Jonathan Ross on Twitter.
    Golgo 8 years ago
    @cronan: wouldn't want to give him the pleasure.
    Cronan 8 years ago
    @golgo Alternately, get her to go and give the slapper a ...
    Hasney 8 years ago
    @Golgo - Yeah, he reckons he'll be tweeting some details before Nintendo even announce them on stage :/
    Golgo 8 years ago
    Is 'wossy' jonathan ross? If so, Ellie please go and find him and give the wanker a slap.
    spazmo 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    "James Noir" just makes me think that he's a distant relative of Vince Noir.
    Hasney 8 years ago
    Really hoping they announce 9999. 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors and 9 Monkeys
    NewbieZilla 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    @Golgo - Is that the pile of games to be released on 3DS? Have you just confirmed Shenmue 3 for 3DS?! >_>
    Hasney 8 years ago
    @madgerald - Thanks for the urine update
    FutureDave 8 years ago
    Love the expression on Ellie's face :|
    Der_tolle_Emil 8 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 8 years ago
    I need a wee
    Golgo 8 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 8 years ago
    Good to see the 3DS has a 5 star rating from customers who already own it though.
    StolenGlory 8 years ago
    "Super Monkey Ball 3DS does have a price, however, of £37.99."

    They can fuck off.
    Hasney 8 years ago
    £35 for a Thor licensed Sega game on a handheld? WHERE CAN I GIVE THEM MONEY?!
    Mariostars 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    Good question :)
    wizlon 8 years ago
    Man in costume? I don't get it. that's the REAL Mario... right.... right!
    Der_tolle_Emil 8 years ago
    You can almost feel her enthusiasm :) You can bet the guy in the costume has probably the same facial expression.
    Hasney 8 years ago
    Mario at least seems happy to do some accosting.
    StolenGlory 8 years ago
    Wow, Ellie just looks SO happy in that pic :)
    CrispyXUK64 8 years ago
    1 per console would be brilliant as you could change your username at will unlike other systems.
    Hasney 8 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 8 years ago
    A friend code per game would rightly raise complaints...1 per console would be fine.
    SG 8 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 8 years ago
    @Der_tolle_Emil - Damn. You're probably right, day ruined :'(
    Der_tolle_Emil 8 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 8 years ago
    3D JIGGLES, YAY
    Hasney 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    @Hasney - that'd be great. Not sure if *how* will be announced today tho.@Ashcroft - LOL
    Der_tolle_Emil 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    @DerekTrousers - They might let you do the transfer in store. They did with the 360's HD to the Slim.
    gimo80 8 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 8 years ago
    3D Starfox and I'm sold
    DerekTrousers 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    @gimo80 - Lurve the wham bars. Maoam strips are the daddy though.
    ro-kurorai 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    Not to mention a wham bar.
    Hasney 8 years ago
    @Ashcroft - With the 21p savings from taking 7, you could treat yourself to some cola bottle sweets.
    Ashcroft 8 years ago
    Oh that seems far more reasonable I'll take 7.
    tomphillipsEG 8 years ago
    @Ashcroft £230? Never. £229.97? Quite possibly.
    Ashcroft 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    @Venatio - I was right then. Confident pants :)
    Toothball 8 years ago
    Oh nice, I'd not seen this fancy livetext thing yet. Will it be more exciting than the press conference? Maybe!
    afgavinstan 8 years ago
    Very disappointed about the region-locking. I echo @Evolution's sentiments. Poor show from Nintendo.
    Venatio 8 years ago
    @X201It was a beta test last time. This is the real deal!
    Evolution 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    Have/Will they be announing the price of games?? To much could put me off buying it altogether.
    AcidSnake 8 years ago
    CallousB 8 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 8 years ago
    When can we expect the reports on the event from the 2 community winners?
    Grunk 8 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 8 years ago
    i will happly play through Zelda again in 3D so i can actually feel like i'm IN hyrule :)
    Chamone 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    In 3.5 hours you can watch a live webcast here: live.nintendo3ds.nintendo-europe.com Apparently.
    beep 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    Ooh, shiny.
    Phishfood 8 years ago
    3DS ads on eurogamer

    shit just got real
    RobTheBuilder 8 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 8 years ago
    I am hoping for some, *any*, explanation as to how to transfer my BIG set of purchased DSiWare games.
    Bradach 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
    Ooh, isn't that fancy? Comments will appear here, too. Don't remember that feature in any previous.