Two days from now, for use Europeans, if I recal correctly.
And… I’m planning on getting it.
First of all, there’s this shop at which I can return my old gaming stuff (DS lite, GBA SP, and some GBA and DS games). They’ll take my DS lite for 55 euros, but I don’t yet know for how much they’re taking the other stuff. Hope I get in lucky and won’t have to pay more than 100 euros for it.
Also, flashcards on the 3DS. Some are rumored to be working, but only with normal DS games.
Nintendo didn’t give any exact details as to how the 3DS got anti-piracy’d, but they hinted that it can (permanently?) lock down its system when the inserted cardridge is not on the whitelist provided by up-to-date firmware.
This seems a bit unlikily in my eyes though. A new game just came out, but your internet’s been down for months now. Your DS firmware isn’t up-to-date, and thus doesn’t have the new game in its whitelist. SYSTEM LOCKDOWN COMMENCE.
Still, it’s a pretty big threat. If it’s permanent and non-fixable, you’re fucked if you mess up with your flashcards. I bet people will be more careful when doing all that, but they’ll still do it.
I myself still own an old R4, which works fine with my DS lite at the moment, runs like a charm with R4 Wood. Some of the current flashcards have already been reported working with a slightly tweaked 3DS. I want to be sure I can keep on playing my current games when I buy the 3DS, though. I can wait for 3DS game compatible flashcards, but I can’t do all that time without any games to play.
I’ll keep it at that for now.
Also, I feel comments like “the 3DS is shit” and “the PSP is superior” coming, and other stuff like that. Know what? I don’t care. I like Nintendo’s handhelds, and I like their games. Everyone gets their own piece of cake, this is mine. (I need to remember that one.)