Nintendo’s Newest DS – The 3DS – An Internet Collective.

With this weeks Nintendo World 2011, the internet is lighting up with all sorts of action, hands on, and information about the upcoming Nintendo 3Ds.

What do you need to know?

It will be released in the US sometime around late February to mid March 2011 (best guess, but, there is a upcoming press conference on January 19th, 2011 that is likely to bring more specifics).  It is the first “real” new Nintendo DS as it has a three-dimensional experience.  And, unlike the current televisions of today, all you need is yourself!  These images can be viewed with the naked eye.

Unfortunately, because of this, the overall 3D experience does not translate very well in recorded video.   But, the videos that have shown up online look AMAZING for a Nintendo DS based system!

Price?  Who’s got preorders?  Well, Amazon has a page for the Nintendo 3DS, but no price.

Gamestop on the other hand DOES have a preorder available in store for a down payment of $50.

Ok, so, now you know WHERE to get it…. What’s the final price?  Current rumor mill points the final damage to your pocket at somewhere around $300.

With that, we bring you a collection of some of the more interesting hands on and promo’s being shown and recorded at the Nintendo World 2011!

Commercials :

Intro Video :

Biohazard Game Play (Resident Evil to us US people) :

Caught any other cool videos?  Let us know!

*note : none of these are ours.  just all sorts of cool stuff people have been uploading online!
Tech Specs :

Size (when closed):
Approximately 5.3 inches wide, 2.9 inches long, 0.8 inches tall.
Approximately 8 ounces.
Final design is TBA.
Top Screen:
3.53-inch widescreen LCD display, enabling 3D view without the need for special glasses; with 800×240 pixel resolution (400 pixels are allocated for each eye to enable 3D viewing).
Touch Screen:
3.02-inch LCD with 320×240 pixel resolution with a touch screen.
One inner camera and two outer cameras with 640×480 (0.3 Mega) pixel resolution.
Pre-Installed Software:
Nintendo 3DS Game Card:
2 GB Max. at launch.
Wireless Communication:
Can communicate in the 2.4 GHz band. Multiple Nintendo 3DS systems can connect via a local wireless connection to let users communicate or enjoy competitive game play. Systems also can connect to LAN access points to access the Internet and allow people to enjoy games with others. Will support IEEE 802.11 with enhanced security (WPA/WPA2). Nintendo 3DS hardware is designed so that even when not in use, it can automatically exchange data with other Nintendo 3DS systems or receive data via the Internet while in sleep mode.

Game Controls:
Touch screen, embedded microphone, A/B/X/Y face buttons, + Control Pad, L/R buttons, Start and Select buttons, “Slide Pad” that allows 360-degree analog input, one inner camera, two outer cameras, motion sensor and a gyro sensor.

Other Input Controls:
3D Depth Slider to adjust level of 3D effect (can be scaled back or turned off completely depending on the preference of the user), Home button to call system function, Wireless switch to turn off wireless communications (even during game play), Power button. The telescoping stylus is approximately 4 inches when fully extended.

A port that accepts both Nintendo 3DS game cards and game cards for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems, an SD memory card slot, an AC adapter connector, a charging cradle terminal and a stereo headphone output jack.

Stereo speakers positioned to the left and right of the top screen.

Lithium ion battery details TBA.


Parental Controls:
Parental controls similar to the Nintendo DSi system will be included.

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