The 3DS Was Supposed To Be Out This YearS

The one big surprise from yesterday's 3DS reveals from Nintendo was the fact that, even in Japan, the handheld would be missing the 2010 holiday season. Turns out it wasn't supposed to be that way.

During a briefing session for industry analysts, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told those in attendance that his company had originally hoped for a 2010 release. When it became clear that Nintendo wouldn't be able to have enough units ready to ship worldwide by that time, however, the decision was made to hold off until 2011.

What's it made of, children's blood? Unicorn tears? Because if it's just plastic and more plastic, that's very disappointing.

Nintendo To Launch 3DS Next Year; Cuts FY Profit Outlook In Half [WSJ, sub required]