You will be able to pre-order within a soon and Gamestop has prepared options for those who trade up from their original Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL.
If you trade your original Nintendo 3DS towards the New 3DS Gamestop offer you $75. If you are upgrading from the 3DS XL Gamestop will offer you $100 towards the new system.
A new Nintendo Direct has also been rumored to be coming soon so this release date makes sense.
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