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Nintendo UK leaks the Zelda BotW amiibo release date of March 4th, 2017

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You know, March 26th is the last Sunday in the month, my birthday, and most importantly the (11th) anniversary of the day my wife and I met. So I'm putting my money on that date.
This would be perfect haha, mines is on the 27th, would make for an epic weekend
 

Shiggy

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What was the last Nintendo product in the past 15 years that wasn't launched on a Friday? I cannot recall any. This looks to be a copy/paste error from the TP release.
 

JoeM86

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What was the last Nintendo product in the past 15 years that wasn't launched on a Friday? I cannot recall any. This looks to be a copy/paste error from the TP release.
In Europe? Pokémon Sun & Moon are out on Wednesday November 23rd 2016.

Pokémon X & Y came out globally on Saturday October 12th 2013

The Pokémon Red & Blue 2DSs in Japan & Europe, and the New 3DS in America came out on Saturday February 27th 2016


There are a fair few other examples I can come up with but since I deal with Pokémon these are the top of my head. It's rare but not unprecedented.
 
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In Europe? Pokémon Sun & Moon are out on Wednesday November 23rd 2016.

Pokémon X & Y came out globally on Saturday October 12th 2013

The Pokémon Red & Blue 2DSs in Japan & Europe, and the New 3DS in America came out on Saturday February 27th 2016


There are a fair few other examples I can come up with but since I deal with Pokémon these are the top of my head. It's rare but not unprecedented.

The release date was saturday, but they were available on the Friday.
 

Shiggy

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In Europe? Pokémon Sun & Moon are out on Wednesday November 23rd 2016.

Pokémon X & Y came out globally on Saturday October 12th 2013

The Pokémon Red & Blue 2DSs in Japan & Europe, and the New 3DS in America came out on Saturday February 27th 2016


There are a fair few other examples I can come up with but since I deal with Pokémon these are the top of my head. It's rare but not unprecedented.
Is it only with Pokemon or have there been any other exceptions? (just curious) For the Pokemon 2DS the reason was to make it exactly 20 years after the release of the original systems, for the games it's the global launch. Think all other systems, even going back to the GBA, were released on Fridays. And in terms of games I also cannot come up with other examples for Europe.
 

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Is it only with Pokemon or have there been any other exceptions? (just curious) For the Pokemon 2DS the reason was to make it exactly 20 years after the release of the original systems, for the games it's the global launch. Think all other systems, even going back to the GBA, were released on Fridays. And in terms of games I also cannot come up with other examples for Europe.
The 3DS XL European release date was on a Saturday, July 28th 2012. It was also simultaneous to the Japanese release.
 

Shiggy

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The 3DS XL European release date was on a Saturday, July 28th 2012. It was also simultaneous to the Japanese release.
So there's really nothing systematic behind this. If they have enough stock ready and are in the right mood, they can go for a global release on a Saturday. Otherwise they opt for their usual Friday date.
 
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What was the last Nintendo product in the past 15 years that wasn't launched on a Friday? I cannot recall any. This looks to be a copy/paste error from the TP release.
Nintendo aren't really conforming to the (Proper, sensible and downright better) Friday release schedule anymore, especially if it's a worldwide launch.
 
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In Europe? Pokémon Sun & Moon are out on Wednesday November 23rd 2016.

Pokémon X & Y came out globally on Saturday October 12th 2013

The Pokémon Red & Blue 2DSs in Japan & Europe, and the New 3DS in America came out on Saturday February 27th 2016

There are a fair few other examples I can come up with but since I deal with Pokémon these are the top of my head. It's rare but not unprecedented.
Good stuff; Sat is indeed a possibility then.

GameXplain also credited Reddit only also.

Sigh. :/
Reddit had it first...
 

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Nintendo 3DS XL and 2DS send their regards!
Nintendo 3DS arrived also on Friday. This is about new consoles, not revisions :/ Anyways, 3DS XL was sold in all stores from Spain and other countries on Friday -I bought one this day and was available everywhere because Nintendo took out the embargo.


In Europe? Pokémon Sun & Moon are out on Wednesday November 23rd 2016.

Pokémon X & Y came out globally on Saturday October 12th 2013

The Pokémon Red & Blue 2DSs in Japan & Europe, and the New 3DS in America came out on Saturday February 27th 2016


There are a fair few other examples I can come up with but since I deal with Pokémon these are the top of my head. It's rare but not unprecedented.
But these are not the norm.
 

Dark Cloud

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Lmao I just thought what if this was leaked by Europe on purpose. They must be feeling all of everyone's pain and wanted to give us a little something.