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Nintendo 3DS Handheld Console - Aqua Blue

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (286 customer reviews)

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo 3DS
  • Media: Console
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • Item Weight: 898 g
  • Release Date: 25 Mar. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (286 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,990 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, love it 29 Jan. 2012
By Louise
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Bought this for my finacee for Christmas, about a week later he ordered me to go get one myself so he could have a go on his! Loads of fun. Normally I don't really go for 3D-I always go to the cinema and watch 2D-but I play this loads and loads. I like the way it connects to the internet, and you can download games from there which are much cheaper. Would really recommend.
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182 of 211 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3D Side Effects 6 April 2011
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
OK, so the 3D is pretty cool, no denying it. But after using a 3DS for a few days now I'm starting to find some unwanted side effects.

NOTE before reading on you do have a simple slide switch that allows you to adjust the depth of the 3D as well as turning it totally off.

The fact that you don't have to wear 3D Glasses is great but, the screen has quite a limited "sweet spot" (the angle and distance at which the 3D works). Tilt the 3DS at a relatively small angle, or move your head too much and the 3D's lost and you see the blurred overlaid image that the system uses to produce the whole affect. Imagine watching a Movie in 3D with glasses, removing the glasses, with glasses, removing them again and so on.
I found that after a while my eyes were straining to constantly re-adjust and there have been reports of prolonged use (over 30 minutes) causing headaches and nausea. I don't play at this length of time so this is just reports but I can understand why.

My advice, you may/may not get on with the 3D. Before buying, if you can, try the hardware out. If you get on with it, it is worth it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect 4 Feb. 2014
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I had a 3DS when it was first released so there wasn't much to learn here, the 3D effects are aggressive, if they hurt your eyes either turn it off or down, three is an adjustment scale involved.
I have yet to get around to connecting to wifi with it but as a first time amazon warehouse customer for expensive electronic goods so far I'm pretty pleased.
The character cards seem much different to the ones that I had on release, appearing to just be laminated cards with pictures on without any backing but I'll test these later as they aren't a huge issue for me.
There is one thing I'm really annoyed about, that being the lack of stylus, not sure where that went but am glad I bought some screen protectors as I had to use a regular pen to set up my features.
A few scratches on the lower screen but all very shallow and no other real signs of use.
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96 of 113 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never too old!! 5 April 2011
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My order was processed quickly and delivery only delayed by Royal Mail over the weekend.
What a wonderful piece of technology ( ie. gadget!) I'm 61 and have had a brilliant 24 hours getting to know the console.
Short sessions of 3D to start with have caused me no problems and I even managed to persuade my husband to look at some of the 3D photos I took! ' Ooo' and' Oh it's right in front' and 'the tap's coming out of the screen' were a few of the comments!
I bought Monkey Ball with the bundle and I think it'll be good. I'm not very far on with it yet because I spent ages fascinated by Face Raiders and the Augmented Reality cards - they are amazing (to me anyway!)
Glad I ordered it last week as I see it's gone up already! The Aqua Blue is a lovely colour - even though I'm definitely a 'red' person and would have ordered red if it had been available!

I also tried a DS game last night and found the screen very clear indeed. Better than my DS Lite. Don't know how it compares with the DSi and DSi XL though.
Looking forward to the new Professor Layton whenever it comes out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Nintendo have cornered the market here. The 3DS is the latest (at the time of purchase) in their lineup.

My only concern is that some children will be adversely affected by the 3D function and become nauseous. However, this can be switched off or reduced by sliding a switch on the side of the device.

The choice of games is staggering, but only caters for a certain portion of the market. There are lots of educational titles as well, and my nieces/nephews use this for learning too - so my conscience is clear!

How can I not recommend the 3DS???
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 15 May 2013
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   

I got my aqua-blue 3DS the day it came out: 25th March 2011. I was instantly amazed by the 3D effect, and I loved the new Circle Pad. Better still, unlike the PS Vita, the Nintendo 3DS is fully backwards compatible with all DS games (except Guitar Hero, as it requires a GBA slot, but that's only one game). All DS features work, multiplayer, online and all. It can also use DSi-only features such as DSiWare, the cameras and better Wi-Fi connectivity. The 3DS cannot magically make DS games 3D though, so remember that only 3DS games are in 3D.

After a while, however, I grew bored of my 3DS, as no new games were being released. That took a while to change, but by 2012, many great games had been confirmed. Some examples of amazing games already out are:
Super Mario 3D Land, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Mario Kart 7, Luigi's Mansion 2, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Professor Layton: Miracle Mask, Fire Emblem, and many more.

Loads of amazing games are coming out soon for it too, like:
Pokémon X & Y, Professor Layton: Azran Legacies, Super Smash Bros. 4 (Don't hold your breath, it'll be a long time in development...), Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Zelda: Link to the Past 2, and tonnes more!

And that's not it, either, as the eShop has quickly gained loads of great and innovative downloadable titles, as well as a sizable back catalogue of classic games from the NES and Game Boy Color! There a few fun free apps too, and if you had any DSiWare on your DSi or DSi XL, you can easily transfer the games over. You can also transfer 3DS eShop games to a new 3DS, if you choose to buy a new 3DS (don't forget to switch the SD cards AFTER the process, to get all the data back!).

The hardware is also great.
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