While it had previously been hinted that the 3DS would get an October 2010 release
, Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, announced this weekend that the 3DS won't be ready until next year.
Reported first on GamesBeat
, it's speculated that the delay is largely due to Nintendo wanting to make sure it can have adequate supplies of the console ready for launch.
Nintendo hasn't adjusted the only firm date it has given for the 3DS - that it will be released before March 2011.
We don't think Nintendo will be worrying too much about the delay as sales of the current DS console are reported to still be growing
At E3 recently Nintendo revealed a list of launch titles for the 3DS, including new Mario Kart
, Paper Mario
and Kid Icarus
titles. Third party games include Metal Gear Solid
, The Sims 3
and Resident Evil
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