In pictures: Nintendo 3DS Australian launch

The Nintendo 3DS launch party -- free drinks and free 3D gaming
Attendees were invited to play Nintendo 3DS consoles that were taken around the party by staff, with each attendee eligible to enter a draw to win a 3DS on the night.

Attendees were invited to play Nintendo 3DS consoles that were taken around the party by staff, with each attendee eligible to enter a draw to win a 3DS on the night.

At a launch party in Sydney last night, Nintendo announced the release date and price of its upcoming 3DS handheld console. The $349.95 device will be available in Cosmic Black and Aqua Blue when it launches on March 31.