Your 3DS Guess Is As Good As Mine

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We're just a few hours away from a pair of big Nintendo events in the US and Europe, where actual, useful information pertaining to the release of the 3DS will be revealed. To pass the time, then, let's make some predictions.

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There are three key pieces of information we're likely to have by the time the events are over: a price, a release date and a line-up of launch software. Actually, since we're talking about two different regions, make that six key pieces of information.

Our house rules are simple. Make your predictions below. And that's it! To help get you started, here are some points of reference: the DSi launched in the US at $170 and in the UK at £150. It was released in Europe two days before it was released in the US. The 3DS will be, according to Nintendo, released sometime in March in both NA and Europe.

And here are Japan's 3DS launch games. Oh, and Japan's launch price for the handheld, too — in short, the handheld costs what a Wii used to.

For what it's worth, here's my predictions on release date and price. It'll be out on March 27 in North America and sell for $249, while in Europe it'll be out on March 25 and sell for €249.

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Joel Johnson

Here's mine :D

Europe - £220 price point, (250 Euros)

April 7th launch date,

launch titles:

- Paper Mario 3D

- Nintendogs & Cats

- Pro Evo 3D

- Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

- Samurai Warriors: Chronicle

- Puzzle Bobble 3D ¥4,980

- Ridge Racer 3D ¥6,090

- Battle of the Giants: Dinosaurs 3D

- Kid Icarus

- Resident Evil (forget which one)

- Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D

- Metal Gear Solid 3D shenanigans

- Splinter Cell

+all the others pencilled in for April that I don't have time to list etc.

Oh, games should be from £34.99 - £39.99 unfortunately :(

Luke's right, base all assumptions on Wii launch margins (he's wrong about the release date in Europe though!)