Rumor: UK source pins early December release for 3DS, stock will be limited
Initial UK trade sources believed that the 3DS would be launching sometime in October. However, that no longer seems likely. A high-ranking UK retail source has told CVG that the system will now be released in early December, with a marketing campaign planned to start at the end of October. It also should be noted that limited stock is expected.
“Early indications to us are that the launch is going to emulate Wii in December. We’ve been informed that Nintendo wanted a long run-up to Christmas, but now it’s going to be a close-run thing. We’re not expecting a lot of stock before next year.” – UK source