It’s been a long time. Actually, it’s been months, but it still felt like a long time, something about anticipation affecting our perception. But finally, Nintendo did set a release date for its 3DS handheld, and it’s February 26th. The date for the US and Europe is less fixed, and it will be sometime in March.

The price for the Asian market is approximately $300. Pricing for other markets will be released by regional Nintendo offices shortly. Will the price be lower here? Who knows, but the device looks good enough to find a strong sales anyway.