Online UK retailer GameGears has listed the 3DS for preorder at £199.99. The site has the 3DS registrations available in 3 different colors, red, black and blue, and sets a release date on March/18/2011. Hopefully the US release is a little earlier, I wanted my 3DS before PAX East.
Some are writing this news off as speculation but it seems pretty legit to me. What would an official site have to gain from lying to their customers? American retailers are keeping the date and price a secret, if they even know what it is. The UK has different rules about embargoes than we do and have released more than a few bits of important information about the industry in this past year.
It’s a shame about the colors. I knew Nintendo would do what they did with the Wii and show us a bunch of rad colors then only put out a couple. I guess I’ll have to wait for my purple 3DS.