The Nintendo 3DS is an upcoming handheld game console by Nintendo, set for release in US on March 27, 2011 priced at $249.99. The console can produce "3D effects without the need for any special glasses" via a process called autostereoscopy. It will succeed the Nintendo DS series of handhelds, which primarily shares the handheld console market with Sony's PSP. The Nintendo 3DS will feature backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, including Nintendo DSi software.

Hardware features / Specs:

3D screen: Enabling 3D view with no need for special glasses and the ability to adjust or turn off 3D effect with the 3D Depth Slider.

Motion Sensor and Gyro Sensor: Portable play control reaches a new level with these amazing features, allowing for new & unique gameplay mechanics. A built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor can react to the motion and tilt of the system, so whether players are twisting their systems side to side or moving them up and down, their motion-compatible Nintendo 3DS games respond instantly.

Two Screens: A widescreen display on the top screen shows 800x240 pixel resolution, allocating 400 pixels for each eye to create the 3D effect.

The bottom LCD touch screen operates at a resolution of 320x240—with both screens capable of displaying a brilliant 16.77 million colors.

Analog Control: With the Circle Pad, located above the + Control Pad, Nintendo 3DS offers full analog control in 3D game worlds. Combined with the touch screen, traditional buttons, camera and microphone input, and advanced motion control of the Motion Sensor and Gyro Sensor, the potential is extraordinary.

3D Camera: The Nintendo 3DS system uses its two outer cameras to see the world in 3D, much like the human eye, allowing for the creation of 3D photos—and a similar 3D effect to that seen in Nintendo 3DS games.

Adjustable Stylus: The adjustable Nintendo 3DS Stylus takes the idea of touch control to a new and even more user-friendly level. Once removed from the holder, the stylus length can be adjusted to your liking with a simple push or pull. Now anyone can achieve the optimum level of comfort while playing games that use the stylus.

Charging Cradle: Dock your Nintendo 3DS system whenever you are not using it in the included Charging Cradle to keep it powered. You can then leave the system on in Sleep Mode while charging, so that it can communicate via the SpotPass feature at any time of day or night.

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2GB SD Memory Card Included: Every Nintendo 3DS system comes packed with a 2GB SD Memory Card. You can use this SD Memory Card to store your 3D photos, and sound recordings created on the Nintendo 3DS system, and music* from your PC. You can also use it to store games downloaded from the Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo 3DS system has SDHC card compatibility to increase your storage space even further. (Nintendo 3DS is compatible with MP3 and AAC file formats).

Backwards Compatibility: Almost all existing Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games can be played on a Nintendo 3DS system in 2D. With backwards compatibility, your existing portable games look and play just as well. (Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games will be displayed in 2D graphics. Select Nintendo DS games that use accessories in the Game Boy Advance slot of the Nintendo DS system are not compatible with the Nintendo 3DS system).

Street Pass: Social and wired like no Nintendo system before it, Nintendo 3DS brings fellow players together in exciting new ways with StreetPass communication. Set your Nintendo 3DS to Sleep Mode and carry it with you wherever you go to exchange game data like Mii characters, high scores, and custom characters with other users you pass on the street. You control what data you exchange, and you can exchange data for multiple games at once, making virtual connections with real world people you encounter in your daily life.

SpotPass: Nintendo 3DS includes SpotPass, a feature that lets Nintendo 3DS detect wireless hotspots or wireless LAN access points and obtain information, game data, free software, videos and so on for players even when the system is in sleep mode. (Some of these features may not be available at launch)

Built-In Software: Featuring greatly enhanced graphics, a host of built-in software, and robust wireless connectivity, the Nintendo 3DS system advances the realm of portable entertainment in a number of ways. (Your portal to all of the amazing software on the Nintendo 3DS system, the HOME Menu is accessible at all times. (Pressing the HOME button during game play automatically pauses the game and lets you resume play later. Need to search the Internet for gaming hints? Pause your game, hit the HOME button, and open the Internet Browser—then return to your game uninterrupted. You can access a range of useful functions from the HOME Menu without quitting your game—such as the Internet Browser, your Friends List, Game Memos, and your Notifications List—for an incredibly user-friendly experience.)

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Size: 2.9 inches high, 5.3 inches long, 0.8 inches deep.

Weight: Approximately 8 ounces

Cameras: One inner camera and two outer cameras. Resolutions are 640 x 480 for each camera. Lens are single focus and uses the CMOS capture element. The active pixel count is approximately 300,000 pixels.

Wireless Communication: 2.4 GHz. Enabling local wireless communication among multiple Nintendo 3DS systems for game play and StreetPass. Enabling access to the Internet through wireless LAN access points (supports IEEE802.11 b/g with the WPA/WPA2 security feature).

Recommended distance of wireless communication is within 98.4 feet.

Input Controls: Input controls are the following:

• A/B/X/Y Button, +Control Pad, L/R Button, START/SELECT

• Circle Pad (enabling 360-degree analog input)

• Touch screen

• Embedded microphone

• Camera

• Motion sensor

• Gyro sensor

Other Input Controls: Other input controls are the following:

• 3D Depth Slider (enabling smooth adjustment of the 3D level effect)

• HOME Button (brings up the HOME menu)

• Wireless switch (can disable wireless functionality even during game play)

• POWER button

Connector: Connector includes:

• Game Card slot

• SD Card slot

• Cradle connector

• AC adapter connector

• Audio jack (stereo output)

Sound: Stereo speakers positioned to the left and right of the top screen
(supports virtual surround sound).

Electric Power: AC adaptor (WAP-002 [USA]). Nintendo 3DS Battery Pack (lithium ion battery) [CTR-003].

Charge Time: About 3.5 hours

Game Card: Nintendo 3DS Game Card. The size is approximately the same as Nintendo
DS Game Card.

List of Nintendo 3DS Games:

Pilotwings Resort™

Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition

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Steel Diver™


LEGO® Star Wars® III: The Clone Wars

Kid Icarus™: Uprising

The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D

Madden NFL Football

Dead or Alive® Dimensions

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D

Star Fox™ 64 3D


Combat of Giants™: Dinosaurs 3D



Super Monkey Ball™ 3D

Samurai Warriors® Chronicles

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Shadow Wars

The Sims™3

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