“Heartbreaking” news for all Nintendo and gaming fans from all over the world after the company announces today that the much anticipated 3DS, the hit of the E3 trade show last week, won’t be arriving in 2010. Recently tonight, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime appeared on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon talk show and revealed that the 3DS would be released next year. Previously, Nintendo had only said that the portable gaming system would be released before the end of their fiscal year that ends March 2011. Putting these two facts together we now know that the Nintendo 3DS will launch in the first quarter of 2011.
The latest innovations of the multinational corporation located in Kyoto, Japan, the 3DS, have the capability to display stereoscopic 3D images on one of its two screens. The player can see the 3D imagery even if you aren’t wearing any 3D glasses. That made it a big draw at E3, which caught the attention of 45,600 industry professionals to Los Angeles. But it looks like gaming geeks will have to wait for a long time.
Up to now, it’s not clear if Nintendo is pushing back its launch date. One thing is for sure. The company probably didn’t anticipate the 3DS would be as big a hit as it was due to cancellation of the release date. Nintendo would probably generate more supply of the gaming device before it can do a launch. It’s not yet clear if the “next year” statement of Reggie Fils-Aime also applies to Europe and Japan or just America.