Official Nintendo 3DS Midnight Launch Event at Best Buy’s Union Square

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America Inc., hundreds of consumers toss away their 3D glasses at the stroke of midnight to celebrate the March 27, 2011, launch of Nintendo 3DS, which offers immersive 3D visuals without the need for special glasses. To celebrate the arrival of the new portable game system, Nintendo held a midnight launch event at Best Buy’s Union Square location in New York.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America Inc., Kelly Yeom of Brooklyn, NY, and Roberto Sanna of Manhattan, NY, enjoy 3D gaming without the need for special glasses as they play Face Raiders while waiting for the midnight launch of the new Nintendo 3DS system during an official event at Best Buy’s Union Square location in New York on March 26, 2011. In addition to numerous pre-loaded features and applications, Nintendo 3DS users can choose from 18 games that are now available for the system.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America Inc., Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO, greets a massive crowd of fans congregated at Best Buy’s Union Square location to celebrate the March 27 launch of Nintendo 3DS, a new portable game system that offers an immersive 3D experience without the need for special glasses.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America Inc., Isaiah Triforce Johnson of Brooklyn, NY, becomes the first U.S. consumer to purchase the new Nintendo 3DS during a midnight launch event at Best Buy’s Union Square location in New York on March 26, 2011. Available now at retailers across the U.S., the portable Nintendo 3DS game system allows players to enjoy 3D visuals without the need for special glasses.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America Inc., Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO of Nintendo of America, and Michael Vitelli, president, Americas for Best Buy, present the first Nintendo 3DS sold in the U.S. to Isaiah Triforce Johnson of Brooklyn, NY, minutes after midnight at Best Buy’s Union Square location in New York on March 27, 2011. Available now at retailers across the U.S., the Nintendo 3DS system offers an immersive 3D experience without the need for special glasses.