March 25, 2021

Anniversary: Nintendo 3DS Launched Ten Years Ago Today In Europe

US anniversary also falls later this week.

Making the vast majority of the Nintendo Life team feel excruciatingly old, today sees the tenth anniversary of Nintendo 3DS' release in Europe.

Yes, on 25th March 2011, the 3DS hit western shores for the first time following its Japanese launch a month prior – the North American release came just two days later on the 27th March. It didn't have a killer Nintendo first-party release to drive early sales and launched for a pretty substantial price point ($249.99 in the US), meaning sales weren't as strong as they could have been early on.

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