Release Date Rumours and Pre-orders Confirmed for Tomorrow [Update 2]
The moment we’ve been waiting for? Maybe not but UK pre-orders do begin tomorrow.
3DS Buzz reader jkat107 took this photo on their iPhone and sent it to us.
The photo shows a Gamestation shop window display stating the 3DS release date as 1 March 2011.
Shortly after we received the picture SoulSilver, messaged us in the 3DS Forum to tell us:
Just got these texts through on my phone:
“UPDATE on 3DS. GAME/Gamestation will be taking £10 deposits on Nintendo 3DS from tomorrow in store. Thanks”
If you’re interested in seeing the full photo we were sent, here it is. It doesn’t add much, just includes the advert below it so you can see it in the context of a shop window. They’re going to have to drop that DSi XL price now!
Neil from GAME/Gamestation has been in touch to tell us it isn’t one of their posters but confirms pre-order rumour. He says;
Just seen your post that has the photo of the ‘Register Your Interest’ for 3DS poster in one of our stores.
Wanted to let you know that sadly, we don’t know the date of launch for the 3DS in the UK yet and the date on the image sent to you isn’t actually on the poster we sent to our stores.
Obviously, I’m not sure what store that picture was taken at but unfortunately, the information has been added to the poster by someone incorrectly.
We’ve had a follow up from the person who sent the photo. They say:
Hi this is not a fake poster I took the pic in gamestation derby I am a big nintendo fan and would not do a fake poster wants the point do you not think it’s funny we broke the news and out of the blue 2mow they are takeing deposits yours jkat107
And later added:
If you have a look at gamestation web site put in 3ds it comes up with the release date 1/03/2011
Which is true.