Nintendo 3DS preview event scheduled for January

Nintendo may not have a booth at CES next month, but don't expect the company to stay silent about the 3DS. Nintendo has invited media to a January 19 preview event for the handheld in New York City. This will be the first showing of the portable by Nintendo of America since the system's debut at E3 earlier this year.

In addition to offering hands-on playtime, the event promises a presentation by Reggie Fils-Aime. While the invite doesn't detail what the presentation will entail, we're hopeful to find out final launch details. And, of course, the answer to everyone's $299 question: How much is this thing going to cost?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.