Nintendo is currently holding a U.S. preview of the 3DS in New York City right now. The launch event started at 9 a.m. EST and will answer most of the questions still surrounding the purportedly magical handheld device. Reggie Fils-Aime himself is hosting and plans to give details on the U.S. launch date, pricing, initial library and other news.
The President of Nintendo America has already made some bold claims, that the current era of gaming began with playing Mario in 3D (apparently referring to Super Mario 64) and that this is “the next big step in the modern era of video games, Nintendo 3DS.” Other announced details are that the system will launch in aqua blue and cosmo black, and that the top screen will be 10% larger than it is on the DSi. The announcements are pouring out, so you best head over to Kotaku for their ongoing liveblog of the event.