Making the overwhelming majority of the Nintendo Life staff really feel excruciatingly previous, immediately sees the tenth anniversary of Nintendo 3DS’ launch in Europe.
Sure, on twenty fifth March 2011, the 3DS hit western shores for the primary time following its Japanese launch a month prior – the North American launch got here simply two days in a while the twenty seventh March. It did not have a killer Nintendo first-party launch to drive early gross sales and launched for a reasonably substantial worth level ($249.99 within the US), which means gross sales weren’t as sturdy as they may have been early on.
Simply 4 months later, in July 2011, Nintendo introduced that the 3DS can be receiving a significant worth reduce of round one-third of the unique asking worth ($249.99 to $169.99). This, together with the summer season launch of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, helped the console to start out constructing the viewers that the tech arguably deserved.
Now, ten years later, we regularly discover ourselves trying again on the 3DS as a very nice Nintendo providing. Surprisingly, it is technically the corporate’s worst-performing handheld console by way of models bought, nevertheless it has some actually unimaginable video games in its library.
Joyful tenth birthday, 3DS! Be happy to share your reminiscences of this glasses-free 3D handheld marvel within the feedback under.