GameStop Announces 3DS Preview and Midnight Release Events

GameStop is getting quite gung-ho about the 3DS, as evidenced by a couple of new announcements from them. For those of you looking to buy a 3DS, you can now find which stores near you are holding midnight release events on March 27 with this handy locator, in case you want to plan your pre-ordering accordingly; many more stores will be open at 9 am on release day, and you can find those here.

For those of you not yet sold on the technology, you can also check out one of the two preview events GameStop is holding. On March 26 and April 2, a number of GameStop stores are letting customers try out the 3DS for themselves during normal store hours. The last locator doesn’t seem to be working quite yet, though, so you might need to call your local store to see if they’ll be holding a preview event.

The Nintendo 3DS will be available March 27 with a MSRP of $249.99.

I definitely recommend checking out the preview events if you’re wondering how the 3DS holds up. It’s really something that needs to be seen firsthand before you can get a good grasp of it. Plus, 3D without glasses is awesome, if you just want to experience that once.