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The Nintendo 3DS

During this year’s E3, Nintendo has just announced the next iteration of the Nintendo DS line, the 3DS. Dubbed the “PSP killer” by none other than Nintendo’s head of marketing. That said, with the official spec list up, let’s see if the Nintendo 3DS can live up to it’s name shall we?

The thing about Nintendo’s brand new console is that while at first look, it appears like just a typical DS (or DSi) unit, it actually is quite different physically from it’s earlier counter parts. The glossy finish may put off some folks wanting their gadgets matte and smudge free but hey, whatever floats your boat. You’ll either love it or hate it either way.

The Nintendo 3DS specifications


DIMENSIONS (when closed)

5.3 inches x 2.9 inches x 0.8 inches

WEIGHT

8 ounces

TOP SCREEN

3.52 inch widescreen display / 800×240 resolution (400 pixels for each eye during 3D gameplay)

BOTTOM SCREEN

3.02 inch touch-screen display / 320×240 resolution

CAMERAS

Three cameras, two on outer casing, one above top screen / 640×480 resolution (0.3 megapixel)

STORAGE MEDIUM

Cartridge slot for both 3DS and DS cards (3DS cards have a 2GB capacity “at launch”, suggesting larger sizes to come) / SD memory card slot

WIRELESS

2.4ghz / 802.11 wi-fi / Can communicate with other consoles or internet when in sleep mode / wireless can be switched off to preserve battery life

CONTROLS / INPUT

Touch-screen / D-pad / 360-degree “Slide Pad” (the analog stick) / motion sensor / gyro sensor / 3D “depth slider” can reduce (or even disable) 3D effects in games

STYLUS

4-inch stylus (when full extended)

AUDIO

Stereo speakers (includes stereo headphone out jack)

BATTERY

Lithium ion battery (lifespan details TBA)

PARENTAL CONTROLS

The 3DS will include parental controls

With those specs I can honestly say, Nintendo is no longer trailing behind the competition in terms of hardware. But, since software is all that matters when it comes to game consoles, what about the titles for this new DS unit? Plentiful, to say the least.

Here’s the full list of games and franchises announced by Nintendo and its third-party friends.

Nintendo

  • Animal Crossing
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Mario Kart
  • Nintendogs + Cats
  • Paper Mario
  • Pilotwings Resort
  • Star Fox 64 3D
  • Steel Diver

Activision

  • DJ Hero 3D

AQ Interactive

  • Cubic Ninja

Atlus

  • Etrian Odyssey
  • Shin Megami Tensei:
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

Capcom

  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D

EA

  • FIFA Soccer
  • Madden NFL
  • The Sims 3

Gameloft

  • Asphalt GT

Harmonix

  • (Untitled Music Game)

Hudson

  • Bomberman
  • Deca Sports
  • Kororinpa

Konami

  • (Untitled Baseball Game)
  • Contra
  • Frogger
  • Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D “The Naked Sample”
  • Pro Evo

Level 5

  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle

Majesco

  • BloodRayne: the Shroud
  • A Boy and His Blob
  • Face Racers: Photo Finish
  • Lion’s Pride: Adventures on the Serengeti
  • Martha Stewart
  • WonderWorld Amusement Park

Marvelous

  • BOKUJYOUMONOGATARI 3D

Namco Bandai

  • Dragon Ball
  • Gundam
  • Pac-Man & Galaga
  • Ridge Racer
  • Super Robot Wars

Rocket

  • Crash City GP
  • Super Robo

SEGA

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Super Monkey Ball

Square Enix

  • Codename: Chocobo Rcing 3D
  • Dragon Quest
  • Final Fantasy
  • Kingdom Hearts

Take-Two

  • Carnival Games

Tecmo Koei

  • Dead or Alive 3D
  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Samurai Warriors 3D

Tomy

  • Lovely Lisa 3D
  • Naruto Shippuden Action

THQ

  • de Blob 2
  • Kung Fu Panda: Kaboom of Doom
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad Infinity Gauntlet
  • The Penguins of Madagascar
  • Puss N Boots
  • Saints Row: Drive By

Ubisoft

  • Assassin’s Creed: Lost Legacy
  • Battle of Giants: Dinosaur Strike
  • Driver Renegade
  • Hollywood 61
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

Warner Bros.

  • Batman
  • LEGO

So the question now is.. are you getting one?

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  1. Flare Star June 19, 2010 Reply

    Why did I buy a PSP…

    • sylv3rblade June 20, 2010 Reply

      I’ve been asking myself the…. nah.. I love both the ds and the psp 😀

  2. Flare Star June 20, 2010 Reply

    Well PSP is definetly worth its exclusive games.
    I would get a 3DS if I had the money 😛

  3. GameMonkey June 24, 2010 Reply

    Holy sheet, the DS is getting better and better.
    Awesome.

  4. ipad case June 30, 2010 Reply

    oh man ~~~ I CANT WAIT !!!! there is some japanese titles i’m dying to see on this. like super robots battling in 3D , oh my ~~ sweetda!

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