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Nintendo 3DS Review

19 March 2011 11,645 views 2 Comments

Nintendo has reputed and admirable leading position in innovation of portable gaming arena. The all new Nintendo 3DS is a successor to Nintendo DS line of handheld gaming devices. Nintendo 3DS gives an impressive 3D gaming experience without using any special 3D glasses. It features dual back-facing cameras which can shoot 3D photographs. It has only one camera in the front. Nintendo 3DS comes with the bunch of pre-installed software and SpotPass services. The eShop with GBA Virtual Console, Internet browsing feature, DSiWare transferring and Netflix support will be available in May.


In terms of physical design, 3DS is closely similar to DS Lite. It has a dimension 5.3×2.9×083 inches and weighs 8.28 ounces. 3 inches lower screen is almost same to DS Lite. Top screen of 3DS screen is wider than DS Lite. It has a diagonal display of 3.53 inches with 800×240 pixels resolution. It feels heavy for its size compared to DS Lite. It features an analogue ‘Circle pad’ which provides more precise control. Nintendo has managed large amount of functionality into this all new 3DS. WiFi comes as standard for seamless online play, user can add friends using a code system similar to that seen on the Wii console. Pre-installed 2GB SD storage card and volume slider are located on the left side. 3DS has an LED notification light which acts as a messaging center.

Nintendo 3DS comes with a number of pre-installed video games and functions. 3DS has a motion sensor and a gyro sensor which reacts to the motion and tilt of the system. So, whether player twists the system side to side or move up and down, motion-compatible 3DS games respond instantly in the same way. Another interesting inclusion is the stylus, which is stored on the top left side of the unit. The new telescoping metal material used in the stylus, offers one and a half inches of adjustable length, useful to downsize for smaller hands.


The 3DS comes in black and blue versions as standard. It is only designed for gaming with 3D technology, so it gives a very good experience. Nintendo claims to have around three to five hrs battery life depending on luminosity of the screen. There are a number of dedicated 3D games coming out for 3DS, such as Asphalt 3D, Bust-a-Move Universe, LEGO Star Wars III, Madden NFL Football, Nintendogs + Cats, PilotWings Resort, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, Ridge Racer 3D, Super Monkey Ball 3D, The Sims 3 with over 70 titles in development.

Nintendo 3DS will be launch on the 27th of March 2011 in the US and the 25th of March in Europe. For now, you can Pre-order Nintendo 3DS at Target.com. Nintendo will be hosting events in Toronto and Vancouver to celebrate the launch of the new 3DS on Sat:, March 26th, from 6:00pm to 12:00 am. There will be multiple Nintendo 3DS gaming stations onsite with a wide selection of 3D games.

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