Nintendo announced the Australian release date and price of the 3DS at an event yesterday in Sydney (March 31st, $349.95 AU). Although New Zealand wasn’t included in any of Nintendo’s announcements, Game Console spotted a NZ price on the Nintendo.com.au website: $453.

EB Games have also tweeted that they will be selling the 3DS for $449 on March 31st in black and blue.

Compared to other countries of the same region locking, the New Zealand price doesn’t look that bad. Now that we’ve got the official price, who will be ordering one come end of March?

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4 thoughts on “3DS New Zealand Launch Priced & Dated

  1. I’m really weighing it up at the moment. I’m considering importing from the US (which should cost significantly less than NZ$400). I’m aware of the potential problems (importing games etc), but I’m beginning to think it may be worth it.

    That said, I want to wait and see how the StreetPass/SpotPass situation pans out, how that may be affected by region etc. To be honest, I’m really intrigued by these functions in particular, so if there are complications in that particular area, it could force my hand to just pay more and get one here.

  2. I’m really weighing it up at the moment. I’m considering importing from the US (which should cost significantly less than NZ$400). I’m aware of the potential problems (importing games etc), but I’m beginning to think it may be worth it.

    That said, I want to wait and see how the StreetPass/SpotPass situation pans out, how that may be affected by region etc. To be honest, I’m really intrigued by these functions in particular, so if there are complications in that particular area, it could force my hand to just pay more and get one here.

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