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Platform : Nintendo 3DS
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  • 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 (282 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,275 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.

StreetPass

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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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).

Graphics

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.

Comfort

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.

Durability

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.

Fun

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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Nothing prepared me for when I first switched on my 3DS, and was greeted by the 3D interface of the system menu. The 3D effect is slightly different to the effect I had seen on 3D t.v's in electrical shops. The 3D tends to be 'into' the screen, with some effects coming out at you (but not like I saw on the t.v's). Basically, you have to experience it for yourself to get the effect of the 3D as it's intended to be.

The bundled software includes, MiiMaker, Mii Plaza, Augmented Reality (AR) games and Face Raiders. MiiMaker lets you design your own avatar (to be used in games), exactly like the Wii version, the difference with the 3DS version is that it allows you to automatically generate a Mii from a photograph taken from the 3DS's inward facing camera. You can then tweak your Mii to get it just the way you want it. You can also transfer Mii's from a Wii through a wireless connection. There is an option to turn your Mii into a sort of barcode, where you can put the barcode image on the internet, and other 3DS owners can scan it in using the outward facing cameras. Mii Plaza allows you to view Mii's that you have encountered on your travels through StreetPass (local wireless communication between 3DS owners passing by). You can use these Mii's to play an RPG mini game, and the more Mii's you encounter the better. Augmented reality involves placing a card with an image that the 3DS scans with the cameras and projects a computer generated image (character) onto a real world scene (like a table top), you can then play games that project objects onto your living room table. Face raiders allows you to take a picture of a face and then project the face onto the room your in, you then have to fire tennis balls at the faces before they cause you damage.
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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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