December 27, 2010, 10:16 AM — Your bank balance may still be reeling from holiday spending, but if you're a Nintendo fan it might be time to free up another $25-$50. It seems that game retailer Gamestop has started taking pre-order deposits for the Nintendo 3DS, the 3D enabled handheld gaming system coming to the US in March. (The news comes to us via a member at gaming forum NeoGAF who apparently works for the Gamestop.)
The deposit amount seems to vary from store to store, and we still don't know the final price of the 3DS (most likely between $250 & $300) but if you absolutely have to have one on launch day, it might be wise to visit a Gamestop soon and put down your deposit. In the event that you get to the store and are met with a blank stare, ask the clerk to look up SKU 020132 in their inventory system.