Play your video games everywhere with the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console. The Nintendo 3DS is Nintendo's latest handheld gaming console that takes after the good ol' GameBoy of the past. It comes in many different colors with interchangeable cases and its two displays are prominently displayed in the flip-open clamshell design.
The Nintendo 3DS features 3D capabilities (hence its name) that is adjustable in the top screen of its clamshell design. A little slider on the right side of the 3DS allows users to adjust the 3D effect of the screen, allowing for a whole new level of immersive gameplay. The front camera of the 3DS tracks the face of the user so that the 3D effect is constantly active, providing further immersion into the game.
The 3DS controls through a blend of hardware buttons and touch-screen capabilities. Users can control their games through the use of a circle pad for precise 360 control, and a C-stick on the right side for more subtle movements. The traditional shoulder buttons and face buttons are also present for the standard game controls.
What sets the 3DS apart from other handhelds is the inclusion of a stylus that can be slid out from the bottom of the device. The stylus is mainly used to control the touch screen on the bottom half of the 3DS, allowing more precise navigation and also better controls in other applications.
Long time fans of Nintendo and its handheld consoles and games typically have a large collection of games from the past. They'll be immensely happy to know that the Nintendo 3DS has the capability to play older Nintendo console games. If you've got a bunch of older games from older and other Nintendo consoles, you can continue to enjoy them on the Nintendo 3DS.
The Nintendo 3DS may be a handheld console that's primarily built for gaming, but it certainly has more features than those meant for gaming. The 3DS has a web store that allows you to purchase not just games, but also download video applications for free. Popular video streaming entertainment such as Netflix and YouTube can be downloaded to enjoy your f avourite shows.
The Nintendo 3DS also has a web browser that you can utilize to read up on news or anything like that. You can also use it to check up on game walkthroughs and tips – all that without leaving your game console.
|Release Date in Hong Kong|
|Display diagonal||8.97 cm (3.53")|
|Display resolution||800 x 240 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Second display diagonal||7.67 cm (3.02")|
|Second display resolution||320 x 240 pixels|
|Weight & dimensions|
|Battery life (max)||8 h|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|AC input frequency||50/60|
|Card reader integrated|
|Compatible memory cards||SD|
|Colour of product||White|
|Main camera resolution||640 x 480 pixels|
|Number of built-in speakers||2|