company that changed the world of video games with touch-screen gaming
in 2004 and motion-controlled gaming in 2006 now pioneers the next
dimensional shift. With the announcement of the nintendo 3DS, Nintendo
introduces portable entertainment in 3D without the need for special
glasses. nintendo 3DS includes two screens. The bottom touch screen
makes use of a telescoping stylus that is stored in the unit itself.
The top screen displays 3D visuals to the naked eye. The system also
has a 3D Depth Slider that lets players select the level of 3D they
enjoy the most. The 3D effect can be ratcheted up to the highest level,
scaled back to a more moderate setting or even turned off completely.
In addition to the familiar Control Pad and button controls found on
previous Nintendo hand-helds, Nintendo 3DS now also includes a Circle
Pad, which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, giving it the
freedom and precision needed to play games in 3D worlds. 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. Each Nintendo 3DS system comes pre-loaded with a
variety of fun games, applications and features, such as Nintendo 3DS
Camera. One camera points at the user, while two additional cameras
point outward. These two outer cameras take photos in 3D. The fun,
built-in game "Face Raiders" asks users to shoot at funny depictions of
their own faces. Nintendo 3DS, when put into Sleep Mode, can act as a
pedometer, while letting users earn Play Coins for the steps they take
that can then be traded in for additional content in compatible games
and applications. By accessing the Activity Log, users can check their
steps as well as their play time. With Nintendo 3DS Sound, users can
enjoy sound-manipulation tools or rock out while listening to their MP3
or AAC music files.
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3DS is a groundbreaking hardware release that brings 3D gaming to the
handheld market for the first time. The fourth major release in the DS
product line, the Nintendo 3DS utilizes 3D Slider functionality and an
improved top LCD display to present a glasses-free 3D effect on
compatible games, while giving players the option to moderate the
effect as they see fit. Taken together with additional features
including full analog control in 3D game environments, motion and gyro
sensors that transfer the movements of the handheld into the game, 3D
camera functionality, an adjustable stylus and full backwards
compatibility and you have not only a must-have system, but a
revolution in handheld gaming.
Real 3D Graphics. No Glasses Needed
the Nintendo 3DS system. Experience incredible gameplay featuring real
3D graphics that do not require any special glasses or additional
accessories. Nintendo 3DS is a breakthrough in portable entertainment,
a truly cutting-edge piece of hardware that has to be seen to be
previous handhelds released by Nintendo, the Nintendo 3DS incorporates
both an upper and lower LCD display in a clamshell layout. The lower
screen features familiar Nintendo touchscreen technology, is 3.02"
(2.42" wide x 1.81" high) with 320 x 240 pixel resolution and is
capable of displaying 16.77 million colors, but the groundbreaking
upper 3D screen of the Nintendo 3DS system is where Nintendo opens up a
whole new world of eye-popping gameplay possibilities. This 3.53"
display (3.02" wide x 1.81" high) is capable of displaying
approximately the same 16.77 million colors, but with 800 x 240 pixel
resolution. 400 pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D viewing.
This stereoscopic 3D display gives objects within the gameworld a
feeling of space and depth that extends far into the back of the
screen. This amazing depth of field effect vastly increases the ability
to see the position of characters and obstacles in compatible game,
making many game experiences even more intuitive for all types of
3D Depth Slider
built-in 3D Depth Slider along the right side of the top display allows
you to immediately adjust the intensity of the 3D settings on the
Nintendo 3DS system to your liking. The 3D effect can also be turned
down completely if the player so chooses. All Nintendo 3DS games and
applications can be played in 2D, and look better when played on the
Nintendo 3DS than any Nintendo handheld before it.
Motion Sensor and Gyro Sensor
play control reaches a new level with the Nintendo 3DS' Motion Sensor
and Gyro Sensor combination. Together these precision built-in features
allow for new and unique gameplay mechanics as the 3DS reacts to
real-time motion and tilt. Whether players are twisting their systems
side to side, or moving it up and down, their motion-compatible
Nintendo 3DS games respond instantly.
Circle Pad Analog Control
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
3D Camera Functionality
with a digital camera facing inwards towards the player, the Nintendo
3DS system features two outer cameras positioned along its upper edge
when device is open. These two cameras 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. All cameras feature 640 x
480 resolutions with single focus lenses that use the CMOS capture
element and an active pixel count is approximately 300,000 pixels.
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.
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.
Other Key Features
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
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.*
2 GB SD Memory Card Included
Nintendo 3DS system comes packed with a 2 GB 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.
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.***
3DS utilizes a frequency of 2.4 GHz, enabling local wireless
communication among multiple Nintendo 3DS systems for game play and
StreetPass, as well as 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. This can be shorter depending on the environmental situation.
What's In The Box
3DS system, Nintendo 3DS charging cradle, Nintendo 3DS AC adapter,
Nintendo 3DS stylus, SD Memory Card (2 GB), six AR card(s) (view the
cards using the outer cameras to play supported AR games), Quick-Start
Guide, Operations Manual (including warranty).
- Size (when closed) - 2.9" high, 5.3" long, 0.8" deep.
- Weight - Approximately 8 ounces (including battery pack, stylus, SD memory card).
- Upper 3D Display -
3.53" (3.02" wide x 1.81" high) with 800 x 240 pixel resolution, range
of 16.77 million colors and 400 pixels are allocated to each eye to
enable 3D viewing.
- Lower Screen - 3.02" (2.42" wide, 1.81" high) with 320 x 240 pixel resolution and range of 16.77 million colors.
- Cameras -
3 (2 facing out, 1 facing in), each with 640 x 480 resolution
capability; single focus lenses using the CMOS capture element; active
pixel count is approximately 300,000 pixels.
- Wireless Functionality - 2.4 GHz, supporting IEEE802.11 b/g with the WPA/WPA2 security features.
- Input Controls -
A/B/X/Y Button, + control pad, L/R button, START/SELECT, Circle Pad
(enabling 360-degree analog input), Touchscreen, embedded microphone,
Camera, Motion sensor, Gyro sensor.
- Other Input Controls -
3D Depth Slider (enabling smooth adjustment of the 3D level effect),
HOME (HOME button brings up the HOME menu), Wireless switch (can
disable wireless functionality even during game play), POWER button.
- Parental Controls - Enable parents to restrict game content by ratings as well as use of specific wireless connectivity, 3D functionality, etc.
- System Transfer -
Enable users to transfer already purchased software from one Nintendo
3DS system to another. DSiWare purchased for the Nintendo DSi or the
Nintendo DSi XL can also be transferred into a Nintendo 3DS system.
- Built-in Software -
Includes: the Nintendo 3DS Camera, Nintendo 3DS Sound, Mii Maker,
StreetPass, Mii Plaza, AR Games, Activity Log, Face Raiders, etc.
- Connector - 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).
- Stylus - Telescoping stylus (approximately 3.94" when fully extended).
- Electric Power - AC adapter (WAP-002 [USA]). Nintendo 3DS Battery Pack (lithium ion battery) [CTR-003].
- Approximate Charge Time - 3.5 hours.
- Approximate Battery Duration - 3-5 hours (3DS software), 5-8 hour (DS software and/or with lowered brightness settings).
- Game Card - Nintendo 3DS Game Card. The size is approximately the same as Nintendo DS Game Card.