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  • 3D Screen
  • The Nintendo 3DS system opens up a whole new world of eye-popping gameplay possibilities. The stereoscopic 3D display of the upper screen gives objects within the game world a feeling of space and depth that extends far into the back of the screen. It becomes easier to see the position of characters and obstacles in the world, making many game experiences even more intuitive for all types of players.
  • 3D Depth Slider
  • A built-in 3D Depth Slider allows you to immediately adjust the intensity of the 3D settings on the Nintendo 3DS system to your liking. The 3D effect can also be turned down completely-all Nintendo 3DS games and applications can be played in 2D, and look better than any Nintendo handheld before it.
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Game Information

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Console
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B004ISLDV0
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.2 x 9.8 cm ; 2.9 Kg
  • Release Date: 25 Mar. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,903 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS is a groundbreaking hardware release that brings 3D gaming to the handheld market for the first time with the fourth major release in the Nintendo DS product line. Experience incredible gameplay featuring real 3D graphics that do not require any special glasses or additional accessories. Access the new generation of games and 3D graphics in a pocket-sized package. A perfect step up from the Nintendo DS. Nintendo handheld systems include tons of extra features, including access to the Nintendo eShop, wireless connectivity for playing with friends, and parental controls

Next generation of handheld gaming

While there are many choices available, Nintendo has been making family-friendly games for over 30 years, and offers characters and experiences not found anywhere else. Parents can rely on Nintendo’s pedigree of innovation, as seen with its groundbreaking Nintendo DS consoles. This next generation family of handheld consoles are more powerful, keeping children engaged with better graphics and deeper immersive worlds to explore.

Extra Features

Already have Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi games at home? The Nintendo 3DS family is backwards compatible, so you can still play your existing games—plus the hottest new releases. All the systems in the Nintendo 3DS family play exclusive titles you can’t find anywhere else, from Mario to Zelda, Animal Crossing to Pokémon. You can even download many of these titles–plus digital-only games–directly to your system from Nintendo eShop.

3D Screen

The Nintendo 3DS XL system features a stereoscopic 3D display on the upper screen to give objects within the game world a feeling of space and depth. It becomes easier to see the position of characters and obstacles, making many game experiences even more intuitive for all types of players.

Two Screens

Games look better than ever on the two screens of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. On the Nintendo 3DS XL, a widescreen display on the top screen shows 800x240 pixel resolution, allocating 400 pixels for each eye to create the 3D effect. The bottom LCD touch screen operates at a resolution of 320x240—with both screens capable of displaying a brilliant 16.77 million colors.

Motion Sensor & Gyro Sensor

Portable play control reaches a new level with these amazing features, allowing for unique gameplay mechanics. A built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor can react to the motion and tilt of the system, so whether players are twisting their systems side to side or moving them up and down, their motion-compatible Nintendo 3DS games respond instantly.

SD Memory Card Included

All systems in the Nintendo 3DS family come packed with an SD Memory Card*. You can use this SD Memory Card to store your 3D photos, sound recordings created on the system, and music** from your PC. You can also use it to store games downloaded from the Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature SDHC card compatibility to increase your storage space even further.

Analog Control

With the Circle Pad, located above the + Control Pad, systems in the Nintendo 3DS family offer full analog control. Combined with the touch screen, traditional buttons, camera and microphone input, and advanced motion control of the Motion Sensor and Gyro Sensor, the potential is extraordinary.


The Nintendo 3DS family of systems brings players together in exciting new ways with StreetPass communication. Set your system to Sleep Mode and carry it with you wherever you go to exchange game data like Mii characters, high scores, and custom characters with other users you pass on the street. You control what data you exchange, and you can exchange data for multiple games at once, making virtual connections with real world people you encounter in your daily life.

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Travelling across America, I decided to buy a 3DS as a companion on those lonely bus journeys. Through this experience I wuld say, in short, this machine has re-energized my love of gaming (something that had laid dormant since the PS2/Gamecube days of my misspent university days) and is the perfect gaming machine for any age (I'm 28 and friends in their late 30s and up have had an equal experience).


The graphics are superb, I couldn't of imagined this level in a handheld back in the N64 days, but the technology works great and every game ran smoothly with a high framerate so far. Absolutely zero freezing during play. I really like the 3D feature (not for everyone but easily turned off) and shows 3d can work in this medium as it has for cinema.


Fits in my pocket fine and never feels heavy. Some people have complained the normal (not XL) is a bit small for gaming but at 6 foot 3 and with quite large hands I've never had or felt a problem or strain from playing it.


This thing has travelled the world with me forever in my pocket and still looks and works as good as new. I'm the perfect test of this as I'm very clumsy and have dropped it many times but barely a dent has hit it.

Battery life

Lasts a good few hours, I tend to turn the 3D off when using it long term without a charger and can't say the battery life was short. Certainly a lot longer than gaming on an iphone or ipad.


The absolute avalanche of games over the last two years has meant there is forever new games to play and the quality of them is very high (the two Zeldas, Marios, Fire Emblem, Donkey Kong, and much more could grace any system with acclaim).
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Quality gaming engine is able to improve noticeably over DS games
High-quality upper screen
An ever increasing and high quality game library
Backwards compatible with DS games
Easily portable with a protective lid sheltering the screens

3D is mostly useless
No second analog stick
Region locked

The 3DS was released two years ago and is only just recently reaching its potential. I've had mine for a year at this point and I can definitely say that I've noticed the number of people I encountered through StreetPass skyrocket in the past few months. I used to be able to walk down the street without picking up anyone at all. In fact, I went through the London Underground in rush hour and only had five hits. But now I walk down through my fairly small town and I pick up ten new people every time. It's made it almost tooo easy.

The reason for this surge in popularity is obvious. The 3DS was marred by a rather dismal set of release games that was dominated by ports from the N64 and PS2, such as Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 64, and Tales of the Abyss. It was the same way for the first year and a half as everyone tried to figure out what to do with it, with the strange 3D features and motion controls putting some developers off. Fortunately, the system got over that and now has its own unique games like
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Before I bought this (for my son)I had used a friends 3DS and so I knew what I was getting however the 3D experience when you spend time using it yourself is better than I remembered, and no 3D glasses are necessary. It can become a little too much at times but it's easy to reduce the 3D level and even remove it if you want to.

I bought the standard unit (no game bundle) but had a Mario Olympics gamer from the older 2DS and bought a new Moshi Monsters game for this. The fact the old games work is a bonus but just the standard features will keep you entertained.
Face raiders is my sons favourite, this allows you to take a picture of a face and then shoot balls at the faces within the game.

I went through online set up process, which was easy, however I have since turned it off because my son is a little too young for the full feature set. A nice control is the ability to fully manage what the user has access to, be it online or offline and including which age rating games can be played.

The 3DS itself is as easy to use as the 2DS. The normal control pad buttons are still there, as are the buttons on the top. There is now and pad on the left though (a little like those on the old PS handheld device). The bottom screen is touchscreen but there is also a stylus included which when not in use can be stored in the back of the 3DS. I can see this getting lost though :-)

This 3DS comes with a docking station which I like but as yet I'm not sure will be used too much, We tend to just use the normal charger. That's just personal preference though I guess. The battery lasted about 4 hours I guess, but I am sure it would be less if being used with 3D up full and sound etc and I am sure is also relative to the games being played.

Overall I'd say it's a huge step forward from the older 2DS and will keep little hands entertained at home and on journeys...just keep a charger nearby!
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