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£160 Nintendo 3DS Gaming Console Goes On Preorder

One UK online retailer has put the Nintendo 3DS online for as little as £160, a tenner off its claimed suggested retail price of £170; unsurprisingly, the console is being listed as being out of stock.

Games Basement (opens in new tab) says that the console will revolutionise gaming by allowing players to enjoy games with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses and that the products will be delivered for free.

We exclusively revealed that the Nintendo 3DS will be launched in the UK on the 18th of March 2011, almost 12 months after it was announced; the console uses 3D technology from Sharp Electronics to work its magic.

More than a dozen 3D titles will be launched at the same time as the gaming console; the Nintendo 3DS will be available in black, red and blue.

Gaming magazine MCV says that the Nintendo 3DS will cost around £299, a high price to pay given the rumoured poor battery life.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.