Nintendo will release its new 3DS portable gaming system, the first device to utilize a 3D display that doesn’t require the use of special glasses, at the end of March in the US, Europe, and Australia. The 2D version of the DS was already the most popular portable gaming system in the world, and everyone from Nintendo themselves to industry media to shoppers expect the new system to surpass the original’s popularity and demand. In fact, most retailers are expecting to sell out of the Nintendo 3DS within moments of its release, and many have already sold out of their initial supplies via pre-order.
However, there’s good news for those who want to purchase a Nintendo 3DS but don’t want to wait until the end of March—or until retailers are able to restock—to buy one. You can buy the Nintendo 3Ds right now—in Japan.
Sure, you’d love to buy the Nintendo 3DS right away, but you don’t live in Japan, and you’re not just going to hop on a plane to Tokyo just to make a shopping trip, are you? Well, with package forwarding services, you don’t have to. You can buy a Nintendo 3DS online in Japan today and have it forwarded to your address in the US, Europe, Australia, or any other market the 3DS isn’t available in yet. If you’re an OPAS member, simply use your Japan address and membership ID to buy a 3DS online in Japan. Check out the Yahoo! Japan shopping directory to see hundreds of Japanese shopping sites selling the Nintendo 3DS right now in numerous colors, some of which are even exclusive to Japan and will never be available in the US or other markets! If you’re not a member yet, sign up now to get your own personal Japan address (along with a personal USA address for use from outside the US). You can shop at any Japanese online store and have your purchases forwarded overseas. Along with your new Nintendo 3DS, why not pick up some games, DVDs, fashion items, or toys? When you use package forwarding, you can consolidate all these items to save money on international shipping.
Nintendo 3DS isn’t the first device to hit the Japanese market first, and it won’t be the last. What hot new releases are you looking forward to purchasing with your package forwarding membership?