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3DS specs rundown

Posted on 9 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 2 Comments

Nintendo 3DS System
Nintendo 3DS Exclusive Charging Stand
Nintendo 3DS AC Adapter
Nintendo 3DS Exclusive Touch Pen
SD Memory Card (2 Gigabytes)
6 AR Cards (paper cards used for playing with the camera)
Simple Starter Guide
The system’s specifications, as translated from Nintendo’s press release are:

Upper Screen
3.53 inches, wide screen with naked eye 3D support, 800×240 pixel resolution
Lower Screen
3.02 inches, 320×240 pixels
One camera on the inside, two cameras on the outside. Each camera is 0.3 megapixels (640×480)
Wireless Communication
2.4GHz. Can exchange data with other 3DS units through Surechigai (Tag Mode). Can connect to the internet via wireless LAN access points (compatible with WPA/WPA2 IEEE802.11 security).
A/B/X/Y, D-pad, L/R, Start/Select, Slide Pad (360 degree analogue input), Touch Screen, Internal Mic, Camera, Motion Sensor, Gyro Sensor
Other Inputs
3D Volume (can smoothly adjust degree of 3D output), Home Button (for opening the Home menu), Wireless Switch (can turn off wireless even while in mid-game), Power Button
Game Card Slot, SD Memory Card Slot, AC Adapter Connection, Charge Connection, Headphone Connection
Stereo Speakers on the left and right of the top screen
Touch Pen
Can be contracted. Max length 10cm
Lithium Ion Battery
Game Card
Nintendo 3DS exclusive game cards. Size is the same as DS cards. Max memory capacity will be 2 gigabytes at system launch
Major functionality mentioned by Nintendo in its press release includes:

Enjoy 3D images with the naked eye on the top screen.
You can adjust the 3D volume to change the 3D feel, and can also make it 2D.

A stereo camera that can take 3D pictures
Includes 2 external cameras. When you take 3D pictures, they can be viewed on the spot.

New input interfaces
Slide Pad, Motion Sensor, Gyro Sensor

Itsunoma ni Tsuushin
When the 3DS is in sleep mode, the system will automatically seek out Nintendo Zone and wireless LAN access points and will grab information, game data, free games, videos and other things from the internet. The name, incidentally, translates to something along the lines of “Wireless Communication When You Weren’t Expecting It.”

Surechigai Tsuushin/Tag Mode
When the 3DS is in sleep mode, it will automatically exchange data with other 3DS systems. The system can transfer data from multiple games simultaneously.

Functionality For Use Without Leaving Games
Home Menu, Internet Browser, Notice List

A Variety of Software Built In
Nintendo 3DS Camera, Nintendo 3DS Sound, Mii Studio, Surechigai/Tag Mode Mii Plaza, AR Games, Omoide Kirokuchou (Memory Recording Notebook) and more

Download Sales of Games
In addition to buying games, you can view introductory videos and rankings

Transfer Over Software and Data
You’ll be able to transfer your already purchased download software to 3DS. This includes DSi Ware games from DSi and DSi LL.

Backwards Compatible
In addition to playing games made for 3DS, the system can also play DSi and DS games.

Parental Controls
You can set play restrictions based off game ratings. You can also limit browser use and other areas. Parental Controls have been improved from the DSi versions.


3DS software video

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Finally, all speculation can come to an end regarding the 3DS’ launch date and price. Nintendo just announced at their official conference in Japan that the portable will go on sale on February 26, 2011 for 25000 yen. In North America and Europe, the system will be out sometime in March.

As it turns out, Resident Evil: Revelations isn’t the only 3DS RE game in the works. A short while ago, it was announced that Resident Evil: The Mercenaries is also in development for the system. Capcom has also saved one additional announcement for the 3DS: Mega Man Legends 3. You can check out more details below.

LONDON, UK — September 29, 2010 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today announced that the Mega Man Legends 3 Project and Resident EvilTM: The Mercenaries 3D are in development for the Nintendo 3DS platform. Fans of both iconic series will see their favourite heroes and villains come to life like never before with Nintendo’s breakthrough 3D technology. The announcements were made during the Nintendo Conference 2010 which took place in Japan earlier today.

For years, fans have been clamouring for a new instalment to the Mega Man Legends series and now the Mega Man Legends 3 Project will see their request realized. Indeed, fans will have an opportunity to be part of the development process like never before as they interact directly with the team. ‘We have wanted to create a new instalment in this series for a number of years,’ commented the title’s Executive Producer, Keiji Inafune. ‘And it is great that we now have the opportunity to bring this title to the Nintendo 3DS.’ Further details of this project will be revealed at next month’s New York Comic-Con. In the meantime, visit for more information.


– Take Miis wherever you go
– Choose Miis from a list
– Receive Miis through Tag Mode
– Take a picture of yourself and it can be turned into a Mii


– Can stop gameplay to connect to the Internet
– 3DS titles can communicate with each other even when in sleep mode
– Internet browser also confirmed
– There is a light on the upper-right of the 3DS which shows when it has received new data from another system
– Can store multiple game data
– Don’t need to be playing the game at the time to exchange data
– Namco Bandai wants to use the local Wi-Fi (Tag Mode) for rankings/ghost data for Ridge Racer 3D
– Super Street Fighter IV 3DS: Wi-Fi fight requests anywhere you are

Final 3DS design

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These are the games found on Famitsu’s 3DS list we posted earlier tonight…

Samurai Warriors Chronicle (Tecmo Koei)
Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom)
Dynasty Warriors (Tecmo Koei)
Ninja Gaiden (Tecmo Koei)
Dead or Alive Dimensions (Tecmo Koei)
Kingdom Hearts 3D (Square Enix)
Chocobo Racing 3D (Square Enix)
Super Black Bass 3D (Star Fish SD)
Super Monkey Ball (Sega)
Sonic (Sega)
Rika-chan 3DS (Sega)
Animal Crossing (Nintendo)
Kid Icarus (Nintendo)
Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo)
Steel Diver (Nintendo)
Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo)
Mario Kart (Nintendo)
PilotWings Resort (Nintendo)
Paper Mario (Nintendo)
The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo)
Kororinpa Series (Hudson)
Deca Sporta Series (Hudson)
Bomberman Series (Hudson)
Gundam Series (Namco Bandai)
Super Robot Series (Namco Bandai)
Dragon Ball Series (Namco Bandai)
PacMan & Galaga (Namco Bandai)
Ridge Racer (Namco Bandai)
Harvest Moon 3D (Marvelous)
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Level-5)
Crash-City GP (Rocket Company)
VS-robo (Rocket Company)
Class of Heroes 3Dx3D (Acquire)
Combat of Giants Dinosaur 3D (Ubisoft)
Ghost Recon Tactics (Ubisoft)
Splinter Cell 3D (Ubisoft)
Driver 3D (Ubisoft)



The bulk of the 3DS news won’t be arriving until about two and a half hours, but we’ve found out about two new titles via Famitsu: Class of Heroes 3Dx3D and some sort of game in which the player waits tables. It’s certainly possible we’ll find out more about those two projects in a couple of hours.