A UK publication comes forward with details about the launch lineup, and some information may be available about the cost of the device.
According to GamesRadar.com, retailers will be purchasing their 3DS systems directly from Nintendo for £173 (approximately $277). This means that any retailers who are setting an asking price of £230 are making a 33% profit on the new handheld console. As retailers have been given the option of setting their own price for the system, the potential for competition among retailers is great. Expecting the competition to drive the price below £173, however, seems unlikely.
Another rumor, originating from UK publication MCV, stated that the 3DS will have 10 or more games available at launch. Nintendogs + Cats, Super Street Fighter IV 3D, Pro Evolution Soccer 3DS, and LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars have been confirmed by retailers to be day-one titles. In addition, Ubisoft has released a schedule, which indicates that the following titles will likely also be available on day one: Asphalt 3D, Rayman 3D, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars 3D and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D. While none of this is confirmed, Nintendo did state that they hope to have between 25 and 30 games available in the launch window.