Nintendo 3DS Midnight Purple GameStop Premium Refurbished
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- 3D screen, enabling 3D view without the need for special glasses and the ability to adjust or turn off 3D effect with the 3D Depth Slider.
- Stereo cameras that enable users to take 3D photos that can be viewed instantly on the 3D screen.
- New input interfaces including the Circle Pad, motion sensor, gyro sensor
- 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.*
- StreetPass, a feature that lets Nintendo 3DS exchange data automatically with other Nintendo 3DS systems within range, even in sleep mode once this feature is activated by the user. Data for multiple games can be exchanged simultaneously.
- Convenient features that users can access without stopping game play such as the HOME menu, Internet Brower, Notifications, etc.
- Plenty of built-in software such as the Nintendo 3DS Camera, Nintendo 3DS Sound, Mii Maker, StreetPass, Mii Plaza, AR Games, Activity Log, Face Raiders, etc.
- Nintendo eShop where users can view trailers, software rankings and purchase software.
- System Transfer which 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.**
- Compatibility functions where both new software designed for Nintendo 3DS and most software for the Nintendo DS family of systems can be played.
- Parental Controls which enable parents to restrict game content by ratings as well as use of specific wireless connectivity, 3D functionality, etc.***
Nintendo 3DS system features real 3D graphics, no glasses needed! The Nintendo 3DS is a breakthrough in portable entertainment, a truly cutting-edge piece of hardware. The Nintendo 3DS opens up a whole new world of gaming possibilities with its stereoscopic 3D display. Imagine seeing Mario in the 3rd dimension or rescuing Zelda with mind blowing 3D graphics. It has to be seen to be believed. What if you don't want 3D graphics? The Nintendo 3DS allows you to adjust the intensity of the 3D effects and turn them off completely with the 3D depth slider should you need to give your eyes a break, or if you have children ages 6 and under whom play for extended sessions. The Nintendo 3DS gives you total control over your games from the built in Gyro sensor to the Circle Pad to the always trusted D pad and stylus. The gyro sensor allows you to use the device as the controller. Tilt the 3DS and watch the compatible game react. For the active gamer the 3DS offers the Activity log which rewards you for carrying the 3DS with you as you walk with in-game coins! Additionally StreetPass allows you to communicate and share your Mii and game information with random people you meet throughout the day. Pictures can be taken in 3D using the 3DS and its three built-in cameras. Your pictures will come to life in crystal clear 3D.
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. Looking at the screen is like peering through a window into a world where characters and objects have true depth. 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, depending on the preference of the user.
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. It brings the same degree of responsiveness that gamers enjoyed when Nintendo introduced an analog control stick to navigate Mario™ through Super Mario 64™ on the Nintendo 64™ system.
- Size (when closed): 2.9 inches high, 5.3 inches long, 0.8 inches deep.
- Weight: Approximately 8 ounces (including battery pack, stylus, SD memory card).
- Upper Screen: Wide-screen LCD display, enabling 3D view without the need for special glasses. Capable of displaying approximately 16.77 million colors. 3.53 inches display (3.02 inches wide, 1.81 inches high) with 800 x 240 pixel resolution. 400 pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D viewing.
- Lower Screen: LCD with a touch screen capable of displaying 16.77 million colors. 3.02 inches (2.42 inches wide, 1.81 inches high) with 320 x 240 pixel resolution.
- Cameras: One inner camera and two outer cameras. Resolutions are 640 x 480 for each camera. Lens are single focus and uses the CMOS capture element. The active pixel count is approximately 300,000 pixels.
- Wireless Communication: 2.4 GHz. Enabling local wireless communication among multiple Nintendo 3DS systems for game play and StreetPass. Enabling 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 enviromental situation. WPA and WPA2 are marks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
- Input Controls:
- A/B/X/Y Button, +Control Pad, L/R Button, START/SELECT
- Circle Pad (enabling 360-degree analog input)
- Touch screen
- Embedded microphone
- Motion sensor
- Gyro sensor
- Other Input Controls:
- 3D Depth Slider (enabling smooth adjustment of the 3D level effect)
- HOME Button (brings up the HOME menu)
- Wireless switch (can disable wireless functionality even during game play)
- POWER button
- 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 inches when fully extended).
- Electric Power: AC adaptor (WAP-002 [USA]). Nintendo 3DS Battery Pack (lithium ion battery) [CTR-003].
- Charge Time: About 3.5 hours
- Battery Duration: When playing Nintendo 3DS software about 3-5 hours. When playing Nintendo DS software about 5-8 hours. Battery duration differs depending on the brightness setting of the screen. The information regarding battery duration is a rough standard. It can be shorter depending on what functions of the Nintendo 3DS system are used.
- Game Card: Nintendo 3DS Game Card. The size is approximately the same as Nintendo DS Game Card.
*Some of these features may not be available at launch
**There is a limit to how many times transfers can be made. Some software may not be transferred. DSiWare downloadable content and point balances are not currently transferable to Nintendo 3DS.
***Additional features added through system updates may also be subject to Parental Controls. Some of these features such as the Internet browser, Nintendo eShop, system transfer and the ability to download software and videos using SpotPass will be available after system updates are performed.
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This 3ds is just amazing. Even though going onto the interweb sucks. And I just love the 3D fetures.
Just got it today, when I played it, it blew me away, way better than what I was expecting, and the color of purple is so stunning I just can't help but stare sometimes.
I wish they had the purple in display on the shop - the color is just stunning! Much, much cooler than it looked on the box. No regrets in getting the 3DS over the 3DS XL; I'm a girl, and the regular sized 3DS sometimes has trouble fitting into my rather small pockets. I haven't wished once that I wanted a bigger screen, and the 3DS feels good in my hands as far as weight and overall size is concerned. It comes with everything "essential" - stylus, system, charging cable (NOT a dock), 6 augmented reality cards, and a 2 GB SD card. In fact, the only accessory I picked up day one was a case from the used bargain bin, and I'm pretty sure all but your most form-fitting DS cases will happily accommodate the 3DS. All in all, I'm really satisfied with it.
When I first heard about the 3DS, I didn't approve of it. I loved my blue and black DS Lite to the point where I basically shunned every other DS that came out. When I heard about Animal Crossing New Leaf, I figured it was time to buy the 3DS. When I got it (My Midnight Purple 3DS), it took me a few days to open it the package and turn it on. When I finally did, it took me a few hours to get use to it and I was still skeptical... but now its the best thing I ever bought! The only problem I had was the circle pad. When I pushed up on it, the circle pad would work fine.. It would return to the center like it is supposed to, but, in the game, my character would keep moving up. I finally went into settings and found that not only can you calibrate the screen, but you can calibrate the circle pad. After doing this, the circle pad works perfect (So if this happens to you, don't worry.. Its just not calibrated right. You can fix it in the settings). The 3DS has a feature called streetpass and I love it. You put the DS into sleep mode and walk around with it. If you pass anyone with a 3DS, it will exchange your miis. I find this feature very amusing because I will put it in my locker at work and (after my shift is over) I'll end up with 2-5 new streetpass notifications. I will do this at college as well, I will walk around campus and pick up 5-10 people. It makes me realize that I have been missing out on A LOT and I'm not the only one that has a 3DS :) Pros*: - The graphics are amazing for 3DS games - You can pause in the middle of a game and return to the home screen - It has power-saving mode - You can customize the home screen - You can choose to have the 3D feature on/off - Many 3DS colors to choose from - You can add friends in the home screen - The small light below the 3D slider blinks to inform you on different things (Red (blinking non-stop) for extremely low battery, Green for streetpass notification, Blue for Nintendo Notification, Red/Orange (Blinking only a few times) for a friend that is online) - You can download some games and demos from the store - The SD card that is in the slot on the side saves your games, pictures, etc. - The SD card can be removed and replaced with a SD with more memory - Built in pedometer (When you walk around, you gain play coins which can be used in some games (For example, a fortune cookie in Animal Crossing New Leaf costs 2 play coins.. Which is equal to 200 steps. You get rare things from the fortune cookie) - Can calibrate Circle Pad and Screen in Settings - ABXY buttons now have a satisfactory 'click' to them when you press them - Each icon in the home screen has a different sound when you hover over it (For example: Harvest Moon 3D, the tale of two town has a cow 'mooing' when you hover over it, while Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has the LoZ theme play) - It has a metal telescoping stylus (I had to buy many styluses for my DS Lite because they would eventually fall out of its holder and it would last me maybe a month before it would fall out. I've had my 3DS for 3 months now and the stylus still hasn't come loose or fallen out) - It has parent controls - Swapnote lets you send messages to your added friends Cons: - Original DS games can be played, but they are a bit fuzzy. - The stylus is in an odd place... Its where the original DS had the stylus. It can get annoying but you learn to get use to it (I would advise to stick to the metal stylus, the plastic colorful ones break real easily and the bend in the middle... Its like trying to color with a broken crayon) - It takes a good 3-5 seconds for the 3DS to turn off and on - The battery lasts only 6-10 hours (It depends on how much you use the 3D feature, how high the light is and if power-saving mode is on). But this can be easily solved by plugging it in every night, before you go to bed (I only had it die on me once and that was because I was testing how long it would take for it to die and how it would notify the user). - 3D mode is great, but you have to find the right place for you. My place is where the slider is somewhere near the bottom and I'm looking straight on.. My friend is different. He has the slider almost to the top and he looks at it in an angle. - If you play with the 3D mode on for a long amount of time, you will get a headache or get motion sickness. - Games are a little more expensive - The price is high for a 3DS... But its well worth it *I can't list every Pro that the 3DS has because there are too many! I was a very skeptical person towards the 3DS, but now I see that it is very fun and very amusing. I wish I bought one sooner, but I'm glad that I got this one... Purple is my favorite color as well. :) I HIGHLY recommend getting one :)
I Bought This For My Self Because Of Me Wanting To Try Dark Moon And Other 3DS Games I Always Wondered What If Nintendo Made A Purple Ds Well This Was My All Time Fave Because Its My Fave Color Purple