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.

  • 3DS games were showcased on screen, with the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D a crowd favourite.

  • Wine and beer flowed freely, with attendees able to tweet using the #3DSAusLaunch hashtag and see their tweets displayed on the wall.

  • The Nintendo 3DS will be available in both Aqua Blue and Cosmic Black upon its release.

  • 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.

    Punters lined up for the exclusive launch party, which was held in Sydney.

  • The price and launch date of the Nintendo 3DS were quickly announced -- $349.95, with a March 31 release around Australia.

  • The Nintendo 3DS console has a 3D-capable upper screen and a analog joystick to differentiate it from earlier Nintendo DS models.

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