Nintendo 3DS to cost $250,out March 27 in US
Nintendo 3DS is Promising to user in a new era in 3-D entertainment, Nintendo says its glasses-free handheld 3DS will go on sale on March 27 in the U.S. for $250. That’s the same price that the revolutionary Wii console cost when it went on sale in 2006.
It will have a touch screen on the bottom and a 3-D screen on top. It has three cameras, one facing the user and two facing outward. The latter two let you take 3-D photos, which can be instantly displayed on the screen. There’s also an accelerometer and a gyroscope, which track players’ movements and how they tilt the screen.
The 3DS includes new social features, including “StreetPass,” which lets users exchange game information with other 3DS users nearby.
Nintendo Co. has cleared that the more than 30 games will be available for the 3DS by early June. Games will range from “Nintendogs + Cats,” which adds feline companions to the popular puppy simulator to “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D” to 3-D versions of EA’s Madden NFL Football” and Capcom’s “Resident Evil: The Mercenaries.” Older games, including those for the original Game Boy, will be available for download.
The 3DS will be available in black and shiny aqua blue. It can play games from older DS systems, but they just won’t be in 3-D. The 3-D gradient is adjustable on the 3DS, or it can be turned off completely.
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