The Nintendo 3DS is $250, due March 25th UK, 27th US

After an eon of waiting, Nintendo has officially dated and priced the 3DS in North America. You can pick up the next-generation handheld on March 27 and it’ll set you back $249.99. It wil be available in Europe on March 25th. Ha!

It will launch with two colors — Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black. It’ll ship with a 2 GB SD card and its own charging cradle, which means the system can remain on indefinitely.

It’s been a long time coming, but there you go. We finally know what to expect, when to expect it, and how much to expect it for. We did it, guys! Check our liveblog and continued coverage for the list of launch titles and bundled crap.

Feel free to register your excitement/rage/disaffection as appropriate. I’m getting one regardless (job requirement!), but what about those of us who can’t write it off on our taxes? How ready are you for this thing?

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Jim Sterling