Europe: Nintendo DS Launch Info
Nintendo sets the European date and price for their latest handheld.
Nintendo announced yesterday at a press conference in Paris that the company will launch their latest handheld, the Nintendo DS, in Europe on March 11, 2005. The system will sell for the suggested retail price of 99.99 pounds and will come packed with the Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt demo. Nintendo also revealed that the company plans to ship more than 650,000 units in the initial run. Of course the system will also include the embedded messaging and communication tool Pictochat.
The European launch looks to continue the success of the device, which has sold more than 2.8 million units combined in both Japan and North America. The system's launch will be accompanied by 15 launch titles including Super Mario 64 DS, WarioWare Touched!, Project Rub, Mr DRILLER: Drill Spirits, Spider-Man 2, Rayman DS, The Urbz, Pokemon Dash, Sprung (released in the UK, Netherlands and Scandinavia only) , Asphalt Urban GT, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Zoo Keeper, Ping Pals, Robots and Polarium.
A full list of launch titles to support the arrival of the Nintendo DS in Europe is expected soon.