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Nintendo DS by Nintendo of America



Nintendo DS is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
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  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Publisher: Nintendo of America
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Category: Systems

Product Details:

Nintendo's latest innovation provides users with a unique game-play experience using features never before offered by any other home console or hand-held game system. This portable personal entertainment and communications unit provides owners with new perspectives on dual screens, new control using both touch and voice, and new connections with two kinds of wireless game play. It's a newfound canvas on which developers can express their creativity.

Game players need only use their imagination to see how the DS promises to transform the portable game industry by changing the way gamers relate to their games - and each other.

Two screens offer two perspectives on the action at once. The touch screen could make accessing items, moving characters or navigating menus as easy as a tap or drag on the screen. Voice recognition could let players simply tell the game what they want it to do. Chat software will let users transmit text messages, handwriting and even drawings to one another.

And wireless functions could link players in the same room - or across the country. The unique features of the Nintendo DS hold a wellspring of potential for the future. Game players will be wowed.

* Dual Screens
Two LCD screens offer one of the most groundbreaking game-play advances ever developed: experiencing a game from two perspectives at once. Imagine the possibilities. In a racing game, drivers might see their own vehicle's perspective on one screen and an overall track view on the other. In a role-playing game, the action could take place on the first screen while the second provides a reference for a player's tools inventory. Game play also could use both screens at once, offering a giant boss for heroes to defeat. In the future, games could be created allowing users to play games on one screen while text messaging other DS users on the other. Each 3-inch screen can reproduce a true 3-D view and is backlit to assure comfortable play in any lighting condition.

* Touch Screen
The lower screen will offer something never before provided by any game device: PDA-like touch capabilities. Players no longer have to rely on just buttons to move characters orshift perspectives. They can navigate menus or access inventory items simply by touching the screen with stylus or fingertip. A software-based keyboard might even allow the screen to be used as an input center for games and messaging. The possibilities arelimited only by developers' imaginations. The screen will have a tougher film cover for durability, and will come with a stylus.

* Microphone
An available microphone port means that in the future, players might need only to tell their games what to do. DS software could identify everything from voice commands to hand-clapping. Players might be able to move their characters simply by telling them which way to go. The voice capabilities also could allow gamers to chat with one another over the Internet while playing.

* Wireless
DS users will be able to connect with a local wireless network of up to 16 players. Nintendo's guaranteed range is 30 feet, but will extend far beyond that depending on circumstances. It assures highresponse rates required for real time game play, and will make use of both IEEE 802.11 and Nintendo's proprietary communication protocol, which provides low battery consumption. Players will be able to chat and play games without any connecting cords,completely untethered. The DS technology also provides for a wireless LAN connection, which could allow a theoretically infinite number of players to connect at a hot spot and compete at a central game hub on the Internet, even if they're thousands of miles apart.

* Wireless Game Sharing
If software developers desire, multiple players can compete in wireless games, even if only one person has a game card inserted. Players could also test-play games for themselves as long as they stayed connected.

* 3-D
With the newly developed graphics engine, DS can reproduce impressive 3-D renderings that can surpass images displayed on the Nintendo® 64. Games will run at 60 frames per second, and allow details like fog effects and cel shading.

* Sound
The 16-channel sound allows for greatly expanded use of voices and music, and a richer, more immersive game experience. A plug for headphones transmits stereo sound.

* Battery & Power Management
The battery is rechargeable and the unit features a low-energy-consumption design. The DS also has Power Management functions of Sleep mode and Standby mode. In Sleep mode, players can stop and resume game play whenever they like. If the user receives a message from a friend or user nearby, DS activates itself from Standby mode.

* Processing
The unit will run on two processors, one ARM9 one ARM7.

* New Media
For its compact cards, the unit uses newly developed semiconductor memory, which allows for lower cost, shorter manufacturing time and memory capacity of more than one gigabit of information.

* Dual Slots
Nintendo DS makes a vast library of Game Boy® Advance games readily available. Developers could find ways to make new connections between GBA games and DS games. The GBA port could be used for new hardware, enormously expanding the functional expandability of the DS.

Important Information:

Pre-Owned Nintendo DS System Contains:

  • 1 - Nintendo DS system - color may vary.
  • 1 - Stylus - style and color may vary.
  • 1 - AC cable
* This pre-owned product is guaranteed to work and may not include an instruction manual or original box.

Important Information:

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from awful the actual system was totally different from what was pictured. I got a pink system and it was for a boy.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The nintendo ds I got this for my birthday and nintendogs was my frist game i had for the this system and i played this for some years. I liked it this game system and i had it for about four years without any issues with anything going wrong and one thing i liked about this system is that you can play gameboy advance games on the nintendo ds system. I had a few number of different games to play on the game boy advance system. so the game i had for the game boy advance sp i could play the same games for the nintendo ds system.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kinda ticked off about this product. I went off with my money and i bought it, it worked just dandy till i got the new pokemon black (the whole reason i bought the DS) and sadly, the connect doesn't work anywhere to get the liberty pass i've tried everything, i've went to Mcdonalds, the library, friends houses. it didn't work at my house either. Mcdonalds internet connect doesn't work clearly because it's not strong enough. the Library worked fine, it connect but it wouldn't find any gifts. the same goes for my friends houses. honestly besides that its godly, but i feel like i wasted my money on it NOT being able to get the WI-FI. So, if you want the internet connect i'd talk to them first, because it probably should work, i believe most of them will. i might just have gotten the unlucky one.
Date published: 2011-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm getting this for Christmas I just got it friday and my grandma is going to send it to me this Christmas. It is awesome. It's the best I have played yet. I am usually a sony fan but it looks I am both nintendo and sony fan now> I have 4 game systems now. They are : ps, ps2, gameboy advance sp, and a nintendo ds. I am not bragging but for all you wifi kids out be my bud a give a text if you see me out there. I like how the game has wifi. It has internet access almost like a psp. It is a next generation console. That makes me happy that have an up to date new generation game system. It's the best nintendo portable game system out there. The console war is between psp vs nintendo. Look it up on youtube.com There are 5 next generation game consoles out there. Upgrade now.
Date published: 2008-12-15
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