3DS Delay Explained by Nintendo President

By Alix Minjarez

September 30, 2010

Just a couple days ago it was announced by Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime on the Jimmy Fallon Show that the 3DS has been pushed back to a March 2011 lunch date. But with this bump down the line, Nintendo is hoping to not repeat the Wii shortage massacre that left many gamers Wii-less for a good while. A rain-check system was even implemented to help ease the frustration. The President of Nntendo, Satoru Iwata has stated during an analyst conference,

“At first we thought it would be desirable to launch the 3DS within the year, so we made our forecasts on that basis. At this point it is clear that if we launch within the year, we will not be able to supply enough units.”

A good call on Nintendo’s end, I would say.

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Alix Minjarez

Being a gamer since the age of 6 (thanks to my parents), a desire to pursue a career in the gaming industry has been my passion ever since I laid my hands on Sonic the Hedgehog. Some of my favorite games include Shadow of the Colossus, Okami, Duke Nukem 3D, Final Fantasy 6, Killer7 and both the Devil May Cry and Resident Evil series.

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