The new Nintendo 3DS is much more than just a hand held games console. Using the very latest 3D technology, Nintendo are able to bring you all that you would expect from a handheld games console such as video, photography and a whole lot more. With the added 3D technology, this games console is in a class of its own and a must-have for any gamer.
Nintendo Letterbox: The Letterbox app allows you to handwrite a message or draw a picture and then share with a friend or family member anywhere in the world. You can add pictures and write message across the top, for that added touch. So if you’re looking to say something a little more personal to someone a long way away, then this is the app for you.
Mii Maker: Ever had trouble creating the right avatar for your games console? Well not any longer; with Mii Maker you can simply take a photograph of yourself with the 3DS. You can then make additional changes using the built-in Mii app and then use your new Mii character for your favourite games. Ever watched Andy Murray win at Wimbledon or Jensen Button at the F1 and wished it was you? Then why not use your custom made avatar for Mario Tennis or Mario Kart to get the maximum fun from your game.
Online Gaming: No need to restrict yourself to playing on your own or against the console. Now you can go online and play against friends or anyone online anywhere in the world, bringing your friends even closer than ever before. Not only this, but with Letterbox, you can chat online too.
3D Video recording: With 3D video recording, you’ll be able to capture all of those important moments in stunning 3D. Whether it’s someone acting silly, or a family member’s wedding, you’ll be able to record in 3D and watch the video really come to life when you use 3D playback.
Augmented Reality: this function gives you the ability to photo yourself or a friend and to incorporate the picture into a game.
3D video Gaming: Play some of Nintendo’s most famous games such as Super Mario, now in stunning 3D. There is now over 100 games to enjoy in with the incredible 3D experience, making this pocket gaming device the best out there and ideal for older and younger gamers alike.
Nintendo 3DS Handheld Console specifications:
- Upper 3D Display - 3.53" (3.02" wide x 1.81" high) with 800 x 240 pixel resolution, range of 16.77 million colours and 400 pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D viewing.
- Lower Screen - 3.02" (2.42" wide, 1.81" high) with 320 x 240 pixel resolution and range of 16.77 million colours.
- Cameras - 3 (2 facing out, 1 facing in), each with 640 x 480 resolution capability; single focus lenses using the CMOS capture element; active pixel count is approximately 300,000 pixels.
- Wireless Functionality - 2.4 GHz, supporting IEEE802.11 b/g with the WPA/WPA2 security features.
- Input Controls - A/B/X/Y Button, + control pad, L/R button, START/SELECT, Circle Pad (enabling 360-degree analogue input), Touchscreen, embedded microphone, Camera, Motion sensor, Gyro sensor.
- Other Input Controls - 3D Depth Slider (HOME button brings up the HOME menu), Wireless switch (can disable wireless functionality even during game play), POWER button.
- Parental Controls
- System Transfer - 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.
- Built-in Software - Includes: the Nintendo 3DS Camera, Nintendo 3DS Sound, Mii Maker, StreetPass, Mii Plaza, AR Games, Activity Log, Face Raiders, etc.
- Connector - Game Card slot, SD Card slot, Cradle connector, AC adapter connector, Audio jack.
- Sound - Stereo speakers positioned to the left and right of the top screen (supports virtual surround sound).
- Stylus - Telescoping stylus
- Electric Power - AC adapter. Nintendo 3DS Battery Pack
- Approximate Charge Time - 3.5 hours.
- Approximate Battery Duration - 3-5 hours (3DS software), 5-8 hour (DS software and/or with lowered brightness settings).
- Game Card - Nintendo 3DS Game Card.
- Size - 2.9" high, 5.3" long, 0.8" deep.
- Weight - 8 ounces