Overview & Features
Nintendo 3DS Overview and Features
Many people wondered when the Nintendo 3DS would be available and now we are happy to announce the 3DS is here.
The company that set the standard in handheld gaming has now set the standard in jumping-out-of-your-hand gaming with the new Nintendo 3DS. It looks familiar enough, with the dual-screen format we've come to know and love, but then, "Pow!" The top screen displays mind-blowing 3D visuals without the need for any special glasses, drawing you into the game for a uniquely immersive experience. How did they do it? We think it's a special blend of science and magic that we like to call "magience." The addition of a 360-degree Circle Pad control and built-in motion sensors will help you navigate 3D worlds in a wide variety of games designed especially for the 3DS. And when you're not playing, you can have fun taking 3D pictures with the built-in 3D camera.
How it Works:
The bottom screen utilizes the touch-screen stylus controls that made the Nintendo DS famous, but the top-screen displays rich, glasses-free 3D visuals. The 3D Depth Slider allows you to select the level of 3D that looks best to you, or you can turn the effect off completely and still enjoy playing 3DS games, as well as many DS games you already have. A built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor react to every movement and tilt of the system, allowing you to twist and turn your way through 3D environments, and the new Control Pad will allow for 360 degrees of the precise movement and responsiveness of an analog stick.
- Plays Nintendo 3DS games and most DS and DSi games
- Store and transfer personal data with the SD Memory slot and included 2GB SD card
- Use the new Street Pass feature to exchange information with other 3DS users
- Connect to Wi-Fi hotspots or your own wireless broadband internet system with SpotPass
- Create Mii characters more easily with the new MiiMaker application
- Take 3D pictures with the built-in 3D camera system
- Superimpose images on your own reality with six Augmented-Reality (AR) cards
- Access downloadable games and software through the Nintendo eShop
- Control internet access and wireless functions with built-in parental controls
What's in the box:
- A Nintendo 3DS pre-loaded with a variety of built-in games, applications and features
- SD memory slot with 2GB SD card
- Built-in Nintendo 3DS Camera for taking 3D pictures
- Telescoping stylus that's stored in the unit itself
- Six Augmented Reality (AR) Cards