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Nintendo Launching 3DS in Asia This Year

by Zachary Miller - April 26, 2012, 7:51 pm EDT
Total comments: 3

Korea will be the first country to see in glasses-free 3D.

Nintendo will be releasing the 3DS in Korea on April 28 and will continue rolling the system out to other Asian countries throughout this fiscal term. Exact release dates and schedules will be provided by Nintendo's local subsidiaries.

The release of the system in Asian regions has been talked about before, complete with a Korean Nintendo Direct recently. The system will come in three colors: Cobalt Blue, Misty Pink, and Cosmo Black. The launch line-up only includes Super Mario 3D Land, Tekken 3D Prime Edition, and Nicola Magazine Model Stylish Audition 2. More games are due out later this year.


TJ SpykeApril 26, 2012

LOL, maybe you should say "mainland Asia" since Japan is part of Asia.

leahsdadApril 26, 2012

Being both Korean and having lived in Korea for nearly a third of my life, as a child and as an adult, I've got to say I don't see the 3DS taking off.  People in Korea, kids and adults, love their phones.  Iphone, Android, whatever.  For games, for video, for communication.  And consoles, ANY CONSOLES, have never found success in Korea, where everyone plays games on their PC, and every home has at least 1 PC.  At least.

C-OlimarApril 27, 2012

I think that's why it took them so long to launch it there - they don't expect a big market, but it's being released for the fans.

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