Nintendo 3DS Launches in North America

The Nintendo 3DS is officially here in North America. While many headed to midnight launch events across the country, Nintendo of America partnered with Best Buy at Union Square for the official launch party in New York City. Below are several photos from that launch party, including the now famous “Triforce,” who camped outside Best Buy all week long. Be sure to keep following NintendoFuse for all your Nintendo 3DS coverage.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America Inc., hundreds of consumers toss away their 3D glasses at the stroke of midnight to celebrate the March 27, 2011, launch of Nintendo 3DS, which offers immersive 3D visuals without the need for special glasses. To celebrate the arrival of the new portable game system, Nintendo held a midnight launch event at Best Buy’s Union Square location in New York. (Charles Manley for Nintendo of America).

 

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America Inc., Kelly Yeom of Brooklyn, NY, and Roberto Sanna of Manhattan, NY, enjoy 3D gaming without the need for special glasses as they play Face Raiders while waiting for the midnight launch of the new Nintendo 3DS system during an official event at Best Buy’s Union Square location in New York on March 26, 2011. In addition to numerous pre-loaded features and applications, Nintendo 3DS users can choose from 18 games that are now available for the system. (Anders Krusberg for Nintendo of America).

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America Inc., Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO, greets a massive crowd of fans congregated at Best Buy’s Union Square location to celebrate the March 27 launch of Nintendo 3DS, a new portable game system that offers an immersive 3D experience without the need for special glasses. (Anders Krusberg for Nintendo of America).

 

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America Inc., Isaiah Triforce Johnson of Brooklyn, NY, becomes the first U.S. consumer to purchase the new Nintendo 3DS during a midnight launch event at Best Buy’s Union Square location in New York on March 26, 2011. Available now at retailers across the U.S., the portable Nintendo 3DS game system allows players to enjoy 3D visuals without the need for special glasses. (Anders Krusberg for Nintendo of America).

 

 

 

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America Inc., Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO of Nintendo of America, and Michael Vitelli, president, Americas for Best Buy, present the first Nintendo 3DS sold in the U.S. to Isaiah Triforce Johnson of Brooklyn, NY, minutes after midnight at Best Buy’s Union Square location in New York on March 27, 2011. Available now at retailers across the U.S., the Nintendo 3DS system offers an immersive 3D experience without the need for special glasses. (Anders Krusberg for Nintendo of America).

 

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Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

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