When the 3DS handheld comes out on March 31, Australians can expect a tiny line-up of two games (or four if you count multiple versions of the nintendogs title).
The US launch on March 27, on the other hand, will come with an array of 18 games including titles like Super Monkey Ball 3D and The Sims 3 which Australia will have to wait for.
Nintendo’s own ‘nintendogs + cats’ game will be available in three versions: Toy Poodle, Golden Retriever and French Bulldog, while the only other launch title is Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition.
The original DS handheld launch in 2005 gave Australian consumers a bit more variety with a line up of eight games – close to North America’s 12 game line-up at the time.
The follow up titles to come after the 3DS launch are currently Pilotwings Resort and Steel Diver, though a larger range of nearly 20 titles by third party developers like Capcom and EA are expected over the year.
Nintendo games will sell at around $69.95 each, while the 3DS itself will have an RRP of $349.