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.

Nintendo 3DS Brings 3D Games and Movies to Your Palm [E3]

Today, at E3 2010, Nintendo’s CEO, Satoru Iwata gave the world its first glimpse of the Nintendo 3DS. In case you haven’ heard yet, the Nintendo 3DS is a hand-held gaming console, which will allow you to play 3D games without being forced to wear glasses that make you look like a buffoon.


The 3DS has two screens – the one at the top is a 3.5 inch widescreen, while the one at the bottom is a standard one. It also has a slide pad for analog control, a gyro sensor and a motion sensor. Users will be able to control the level of depth offered by the 3DS through an easy to use slider.


Nintendo has tied up with 21 major gaming studios to ensure a hefty supply of games for the 3DS. Some of the big names roped-in include Capcom, EA, Activison, Sega, Ubisoft and Kojima who will be bringing popular franchises like Resident Evil , FIFA Soccer, Madden NFL, The Sims 3, DJ Hero, Sonic, Assassin’s Creed, Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell and Metal Gear to the new hand-held.

3DS is not just a gaming console. Nintendo claims that it is also capable of playing 3D movies and even snapping 3D pictures. Disney, Warner Brothers, and Dreamworks are among the initial partners who will be producing content for the 3DS.

With the 3DS, Nintendo has once again managed to reinvent the wheel and redefine our expectations. If 3D is your thing, then prepared to be blown away by the 3DS, which is expected to be released in the fiscal year ending March 2011. Pricing remains unknown.

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Nintendo 3DS Will Have The Ability To Switch Between 2D And 3D Modes

The upcoming handheld console from Nintendo the Nintendo 3DS will have support for both the 2D and 3D gaming modes. Nintendo had announced the Nintendo 3DS in March, and a public demo of the device will be given at the upcoming E3 event in Los Angeles.

TheNintendo device will hit the retail market sometime in early 2011. The Nintendo 3DS, when released, will be the first handheld console in the market to feature 3D gaming without the use of special 3D glasses. Many analysts criticized the device, saying that 3D gaming may have ill effects on the gamers health. Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata in a recent interview with the Forbes cleared the doubt about 3D gaming on the Nintendo 3DS.

He said that it will be easy to turn off the 3-D function on the new machine, allowing people to play games, with or without 3-D.”

According to Eurogamer, the ability to switch between 2D and 3D modes give hints that the Nintendo 3DS utilises the Sharp’s parallax barrier technology. Currently, the Sharp’s parallax technology is the only technology in the market which allows to quickly switch between 2D and 3D view modes.