If you’re highly anticipating the release of the new Nintendo 3DS this month, you’re not alone.  GameStop customers who have had a chance to preview this newest handheld game system have had much to say about it. “The previews don’t do it justice.” “Hooked.” “The depth of the 3D really immerses you.” “Psyched.” These are actual reviews of GameStop customers who experienced the 3DS in store, and now the same opportunity is being offered to you.

The world’s largest multichannel retailer of video games recently announced that it will host events at more than 3,000 of its U.S. stores around the launch of the highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS. The festivities at GameStop include midnight launch events, early store openings and product demos.

On March 27, more than 800 stores nationwide will open at 12:01 a.m. and more than 2,400 stores will open early at 9 a.m. to sell the revolutionary handheld video game system.

Customers who trade in used Nintendo DS Lite, DSi or DSi XL systems will receive a $50-100 credit toward the purchase of a Nintendo 3DS system. See stores for more details. Customers should also check in advance with their local store for details and exact times or visit www.GameStop.com/3DS.

One customer was quoted as saying,“I went to a preview event extremely skeptical about the whole 3D thing. What I was not prepared for was to be totally blown away by the system. It works, the 3D is impressive and it’s going to be tons of fun to play. Once you get your hands (and eyes) on this handheld, you won’t come back to the real world for a while.  Awesome!” 

Don’t believe it’s as awesome as everyone’s saying?  Come see for yourself! On April 2, there will be 2000 GameStop locations that’ll host demo events from 12:00-6:00 p.m. local time for the Nintendo 3DS. Customers can experience 3D gaming without glasses on the launch game Super Street Fighter IV. Customers can also share their experiences and reviews of the system on www.GameStop.com for a chance to win a Nintendo 3DS and a $500 GameStop gift card.

Nintendo 3DS will be available March 27, 2011, in all U.S. GameStop locations. For more information on Nintendo 3DS or to learn more about special Nintendo 3DS trade-in offers, visit www.GameStop.com/3DS.