Jimmy Fallon thing =/= confirmed release

#1Grunt40Posted 6/26/2010 12:05:29 AM
For those that didn't see it: http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/donkey-kong-country-returns-demo-62510/1236116/

Anyways, Reggie could have meant BY next year, as that what he was stating at E3. This thing is supposed to have a slated world wide release BY March 2011, or the end of the fiscal year.

If you would take 2 seconds to think about it, Nintendo will not miss on a holiday release. Simple as that. Every Nintendo console (aside from the GBA) was released in the Fall/Winter, close to the Holidays. It's too much money to be thrown away if it's not released by the Holidays.

This "next year" thing isn't considered confirmed until the actual date/price is announced, most likely at TGS in September, but maybe we'll hear something before then.
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#2Kira813Posted 6/26/2010 12:16:02 AM
I think it could go either way. On the one hand, it could have been a mistake when he said "it comes out next year". He may have meant to say BY next year.

On the other hand it could be accurate. Although I don't believe Nintendo would want to miss out on the inevitable holiday shortage of the 3DS and get all kinds of press coverage, they may want to continue to press their Wii and DS line this holiday. They have a lot of BIG titles coming out on the Wii. They may focus on those and then release the 3DS in spring.

I will wait on an official press release.
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#3HeikeKageroPosted 6/26/2010 1:16:26 AM
3DS=/=Every other Nintendo system. Just because Nintendo released all of their other systems in time for the Holidays automatically means the 3DS will? Stop worrying about the release date. It will come out when it comes out.
#4kenio8187Posted 6/26/2010 1:31:04 AM
They could release it on the holiday next year. I hope they don't, but they could.
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#5xoftheuniversePosted 6/26/2010 1:46:49 AM
After I heard this I gave it some thought as I thought the same thing originally then I realized why they may not want a holiday release.

1 It would cut into sales of the other holiday games
2 As if it isn't going to be sold out everywhere already releasing it on the holiday season makes the demand worse and they may be trying to avoid another disaster like the Wii shortage because it looks like this may be even worse.
3 pertaining to the above they may be trying to take more time to mass produce enough to meet the high demand.
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#6Ribbercage93Posted 6/26/2010 2:44:29 AM
Jimmy liked the 3DS so much he asked to keep it lol Reggie says ahhhhhh no. The system is gonna be amazing I cannot wait to witness it myself. Nintendo is simply on top of entertainment.
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#7VamphaeryPosted 6/26/2010 3:10:31 AM
The bottom line is that the announcement of the release date will be part of a calculated release schedule, and will not be announced in a haphazard, willy nilly, uncoordinated fashion. When they announce the release date, it will be posted everywhere: Nintendo's website, Gamespot, IGN, 1UP, Kotaku, Gamespy, etc. And it will be available for preorder when that happens, or very shortly thereafter.