Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has stated in an interview with IndustryGamers that Nintendo aims to get the 3DS launched in all major markets by March 31, 2011 and the design could still change.
"You know typically, at an E3, our engineers are looking for feedback. You know, we have an army of Nintendo representatives out on our show floor talking to attendees, getting reactions to everything in the device: the depth slider, the buttons, the sliding pad that is, essentially, an analog-type stick. These are things that we're looking to get reaction to, including the overall button placement. When we get all that feedback, then we'll finalize the design".
Quizzed about the lack of pricing details and launch date at E3, Fils-Aime explained: "Well, the reason we haven't announced a launch date or pricing is that, first, we wanted to get reaction here. Secondly, we'll be making individual market decisions in terms of what's happening in Japan, what's happening in the Americas, what's happening in Europe. The one thing, for sure, is that we will launch in all of our major markets by March 31, 2011".