3DS: The Trade Launch Guide

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You know you're writing about something important when almost everyone you contact wants to have their say.

It appears everyone wants to have their say about Nintendo's new 3D-enabled handheld, be they publisher, retailer or developer.

For them, Nintendo's 3DS – the first major global console launch since 2006 – is kind of a big deal.

And that's because it arrives at a crucial time for the trade. Since 2008 sales of boxed games and hardware have been in decline, with no-sign of things getting any better.

So all eyes are on 3DS to turn things around. And the new machine certainly has a lot to live up to.

Here are the links to MCV's comprehensive trade launch guide. ALternatively, it can all be found in this week's digital edition of MCV magazine:

3DS LAUNCH: Trade Guide

3DS LAUNCH: The games

3DS LAUNCH: Retail Reaction

3DS LAUNCH: DS by numbers

3DS LAUNCH: Ubisoft's 3D vision

3DS LAUNCH: Peripherals Round-up