The Nintendo 3DS will be released in Japan February 26th, 2011 and will retail for ¥25,000 (USD$300), It will be available in Blue and Black. They didn't give it a specific release date for the west but it should be out sometime in March 2011. Wondering why Gameboy and Gameboy Color games never appeared on the virtual console? That's because the 3DS will have its own store filled with them. The Japanese price doesn't exactly mean it's going to be $300 here, the original DS sold for 15000 yen in japan which is $185 and the price for North America was only $150 I'd say it's probably going to be around $250 over here.