Nintendo just released an official date and price for the 3DS at their company's worldwide press events in New York and Amsterdam. In an earlier article that I wrote; it was speculated that the price would be $300. Thankfully it was exactly that, speculation.
The Nintendo 3DS will be released in the United States on March 27, 2011 for $249.99. While it's still pretty damn pricy for a hand-held unit, it's at least 50 bucks cheaper than originally priced. Nintendo also stated that in between late March and early June (3DS release date and E3) the new hand-held system will have over 30 first and third-party games, not too shabby for about two months worth.
The Nintendo 3DS is on the horizon. If you are able to see a demo of the 3DS, do it. You really have to see it to believe it. Also, good luck getting the funds to purchase it on release day!