Nintendo 3DS to cost $250, out March 27 in US

In this photograph taken by AP Images for Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's President and COO, shares details about the Nintendo 3DS portable video game system at Skylight Soho in New York on Jan. 19, 2011. The Nintendo 3DS launches in the United States on March 27 at an MSRP of $249.99 and offers realistic, immersive 3D gaming without the need for special glasses. (Matt Peyton/AP Images for Nintendo of America)

January 19, 2011 1:36:54 PM PST
Promising to usher in a new era in 3-D entertainment, Nintendo says its glasses-free handheld 3DS will go on sale on March 27 in the U.S. for $250. That's the same price that the revolutionary Wii console cost when it went on sale in 2006.