Jimmy Fallon has been having his Gaming week with a game related guest on every day this week. Last night he had Reggie Fils-Aime on and when asked about the release of the 3DS he answered next year. Hopefully the March time frame that has also been floating around is correct so we won’t have to wait until winter of next year to get our hands on it.
Nintendo of Japan has responded saying that the Reggie’s comments were incorrect. They continue to say that it will be released by the end of this fiscal year. The only thing that makes since if all this chatter is correct is that the 3DS will be out this holiday.
This sounds like classic miscommunication between Nintendo of America and Japan to me though.