Nintendo 3DS ‘Officially’ Announced; To Cost $249

Nintendo has announced in a press event today that the Nintendo 3DS will hit the shelves on March 27. Along with this, the company also provided more details about the 3DS. The 3D console will come with two-screens where the top screen is a 3D one. The 3DS will come with a 2GB SD pre-installed and a charging cradle. The new 3D console from Nintendo will also sport a game slot at its back which will accept both 3DS and DS games.

The Nintendo 3DS will also feature a Gyro sensor and a built-in motion sensor for a more real life gaming experience where the games will react to a gamers action.


Nintendo 3DS is a category of one the experience simply doesn’t exist anywhere else,said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. You have to see Nintendo 3DS to believe it. And it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

The top left corner of the console will sport a notification LED light which will blink according to the status of the device. The back of the console will sport a couple of cameras which are capable of taking 3D pictures while the front cam is a 2D one only.

The 3DS will also feature a 3D depth slider which will allow users to adjust the intensity’ of the 3D effect on the console. Along with this, the console will also sport a Control Pad’ which will provide gamers with full analog control in 3D games. At the time of its launch, the 3DS will have popular 3D gaming titles like the Pilotwings Resort, Super Street Fighter IV, Steel Driver and the Asphalt 3D.

The 3DS will also sport two new interesting features StreetPass and SpotPass. Readers can find more about these features and read more about the 3D console from Nintendo on the official Nintendo 3DS website.

The Nintendo 3DS will hit the stores on March 27 with a maximum retail price of $249.99.

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