Nintendo 3DS: Best Buy Party Union Square Release Midnight

In terms of gaming consoles, the Nintendo 3DS currently, will no doubt be one of the strongest contenders of 2011. With just a few days left now until it officially releases on March 25th in the UK and March 27th in the U.S., we have some more to report on today.

Over recent months, we have brought you various pieces of news right from its initial announcement last year, through to videos, a teardown, news on the device possibly affecting children’s eyesight, an advertisement and of course in the last few weeks, reports of where you can pick up your device.

At the bottom we will refresh the news of where the UK official launch will take place with names of other retailers, but for now we can tell you that Best Buy in America will be selling the consoles from midnight on Sunday March 27th. As ubergizmo stated, the official launch party will take place in NYC where just about everything will be going on, be it, music, freebies, 3DS demonstrations and of course food and drink.

The event will get underway at the Best Buy in Union Square at 9 pm EDT, and for anyone else who cannot make it, other retailers will be opening their doors for the midnight release.

Just to remind you that within the UK, the Nintendo 3DS will officially launch at HMV in London’s famous Oxford Street where there will be a hive of activity with goodie bags including T-shirt, magazine, Nintendo rewards for the first 500 customers as well as a special VIP party being held, click here for more details. Retailers included in the midnight launch will be Game or GameStation with Asda, Morrisons and Tesco all selling the console.

Tell us will you be queuing up at midnight in Best Buy stores, or are you going to try and make it to Union Square?