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Nintendo 3DS Event Round UP

Discussion in 'DS/3DS' started by Qaiz, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Qaiz

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    Well the Nintendo press conference has came and gone and the beans have been split. Its also officially amazing. But neither of us have has the privilege to go to the event in person and witness everything there is to see. So I guess I'l have to add everything I know about the device in here then huh?

    You see, I am a nice guy!

    So lets start off with the usual stuff you all want to know. The Price and Date.

    Well its been confirmed to be priced at ¥25,000 (about $298). The 3DS will then land in the US and Europe in March for an undisclosed amount. The launch colors are aqua blue or cosmo black.

    At the press conference in Japan, Nintendo demonstrated the ability to take your picture using the 3DS' front-facing camera and then automatically converting the image into a Mii -- you can edit it too using the Mii Studio on the 3DS. You can even merge two photos into a single image if you choose. Images can then be exported as QR codes in wireless "tag mode" or as a file to the bundled 2GB SD card.

    Want to know more? Well a partnership with Fuji TV has confirmed that the they will trial 3D video streaming to Nintendo's new handheld. This unfortunately will only be available in Japan, Tho we hope it will spread around to other territories soon. Also, a virtual console-style store was shown serving up downloadable Game Boy and Game Boy Color games to the 3DS in full 3D.

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    It also has a built-in pedometer with an activity graph as well as background multitasking (or at least a state save) letting you launch other apps and then return to a game at the exact same point you left it. Nintendo also demonstrates the Mii Plaza app that lets you collect and view Miis from 3DS owners you pass throughout the day (even when the 3DS is sleeping); Augmented Reality gaming with six AR cards included in the box; a long-press home button for in-game access to web browsing, WiFi toggle, and more; a Book app; and note writing / diary software and much more.

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    The Nintendo 3DS comes bundled with a charger stand , an AC adapter, a 10cm Nintendo 3DS touch pen, a 2GB SD card, six augmented reality cards as well as instruction booklets.

    According to Nintendo, the new functions include a slide pad, a motion sensor and a gyro-sensor.

    The portable will have parental controls like the Nintendo DSi and the DSi XL portables before it.

    It is possible to play games downloaded off the 3DS's Virtual Console as well as games downloaded onto a Nintendo DSi and DSi XL. The Nintendo 3DS works with game cartridges in the Nintendo DS series.

    The Nintendo 3DS is 134mm by 74mm. It is 21mm thick and weighs 230 grams.


    The top screen is 3.53 inches and with an liquid crystal display of 800 x 240 pixels. The button screen is 3.02 inches with a liquid crystal display of 320 x 240 pixels.

    It has two outer 0.3 megapixel cameras and one inside the portable's clamshell.

    he Nintendo 3DS has WiFi functionality.

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    There is a game cartridge slot, an SD card slot, an slot for the AC adaptor and headphones jack. Stereo speakers are on the right and left of the portable's upper shell. It has a mic, too.

    Cartridges for the Nintendo 3DS are the same size as cartridges in the Nintendo DS line. As with the DS line, the Nintendo 3DS is powered by a lithium ion battery.
    Iwata also talked about how well Pokémon: Black and White did during its first two days on sale. The game sold 2.55 million in its first week.

    There also is a new wireless LAN service for the Nintendo 3DS. It is called "Wifine". Even outdoors, it is possible to pick up a WiFi signal.

    Now for the games​


    Well first off, Resident Evil: Revelations isn't the only BioHazard game on the way for Nintendo's latest handheld; it's been revealed at a press conference earlier today that Resident Evil: Mercenaries will also be released for the system.

    It's not a new game, though; rather, it takes the popular "bonus" game modes (and maps) from Resident Evils 4 & 5, combines them and gives them their own standalone title. Only now, everything will be in 3D.

    It'll also feature online multiplayer. No details on price or availability were revealed.

    DSi Ware and DSi XL will be available for you to transfer onto the 3DS, but can only be transfered a limited amount of time.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Adam

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    Thanks. Nicely put together post.
     
  3. Qaiz

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    Thanks :D

    I'm really hyped up for the 3DS and I really want to contribute to the site
     
  4. jojo71

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    although they annonced new things at the conference they didn't answer the questions people wanted to know
     
  5. Qaiz

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    I think Nintendo are using a strategy where they essentially starve the consumers of information, information that they most need while giving them tasters of other little things.

    This means we have this Christmas effect when we don't know what to expect and it all feels like a surprise.

    It makes the buys hold on to their money and wait for more info. It also means buys will garner more of an appetite for the product.