IS this a joke?

#1Genius_SagePosted 6/22/2010 8:51:46 AM
I'm hearing some people say that the 3DS shouldn't be released in the holiday season this year because of Kirby and DK Country Returns.

In all honesty I hope this is a joke. Don't get me wrong, these franchises are both great and I plan on picking them up, but who in their right mind would think that these titles will CARRY Nintendo through the holidays? This line-up is only a step above the holiday line-up 2 years ago.
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#2Jaxs1234Posted 6/22/2010 9:03:45 AM
Are you talking about the Japanese release, or the NA release? Because the 3DS won't come out until
around March 2011 for NA.
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#3JarinmackPosted 6/22/2010 9:04:49 AM
^ Proof?
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#4josh48439Posted 6/22/2010 9:07:04 AM
Proof is logic a butt load of people just blew money on the DSi XL. It would just be bad marketing for them.
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#5RavlinPosted 6/22/2010 9:07:05 AM
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#6SpideymasterPosted 6/22/2010 9:08:44 AM
"Are you talking about the Japanese release, or the NA release? Because the 3DS won't come out until
around March 2011 for NA."

March 2011 is just the deadline for releasing it in the US, so it may very well (and should) be released before then.
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#7darknezbeastPosted 6/22/2010 9:17:20 AM
In an Interview with Geoff Keighley all Reggie said was that they were going to release the 3DS by the first quarter of 2011 so before March 31 2011 the 3DS would be out. When Geoff asked does that mean a holiday release for 2010 is out of the question, Reggie said "We didnt say that". When he asked, so a holiday release is still posssible, Reggie said "We didnt say that either" All we know is that the 3DS will come out sometime between now and March 31.
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#8trenkenPosted 6/22/2010 9:35:26 AM
"the 3DS shouldn't be released in the holiday season this year "

It is not coming out this year. Nintendo said very recently that it will be out within the next 12 months, so that tells me that they dont actually think it will be out this year, otherwise they would have announced that.

Im pretty sure its coming out next spring sometime.
#9tYRE_602Posted 6/22/2010 9:42:13 AM
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#10tYRE_602Posted 6/22/2010 9:43:11 AM
Highly doubt it's coming out next year. People buy up new electronics (especially brand new game systems) like candy during holiday season. They'd miss out on a lot of money if they decide to release it in the spring or summer. I don't think Nintendo's marketing is that incompetent. I'm almost sure they'll release it sometime this year, either October/November/December.
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