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The main highlight of this gaming console is that it comes equipped with 3D graphics. With the power of 3D in your hand, you can now experience rich visuals that come alive in front of your eyes, without the use of 3D glasses. With this console you can also play music and videos stored on the memory card using the supported software.
Design and PowerThe Nintendo 3DS has a clamshell design and is built with a smooth plastic casing that gives it a refined metal-like finish. The console also has a rear end opening to place the telescopic stylus. Weighing just 227 g with dimensions of 5.3 x 2.9 x 0.8 inches, you can easily carry this Nintendo console in your pocket or backpack.
One of the unique features of a Nintendo 3DS are the availability of 2 screens in one console. The upper screen of the console has a 3.53 inch 3D LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 240 Pixels; 400 Pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D viewing. You can even increase or decrease the level of 3D using the 3D depth slider available on the right side of the screen. The lower screen is has a 3.02 inch touchscreen LCD display, with a resolution of 320 x 240 Pixels. Both the screens are capable of displaying 16.77 million colors.
The controls on this console are intelligently placed. In addition to the standard D-pad, the Nintendo DS has an extra button called the Circle Pad. The Circle Pad, which rests on the left side, acts like a thumb stick and offers full analogue control for more precision.
The A, B, X, and Y buttons used for action controls within a game are on the right side, while the L and R buttons are on top. The other buttons include the Select, Home and Start buttons which are laid out underneath the lower touchscreen. The Power button is placed on the right side. You can also use the stylus to precisely select what you want from the touchscreen. The Nintendo DS has a gyroscope and accelerometer that makes motion controlled games a blast to play. The console has different ports such as a power port, an SD card slot, a Headphone jack and a game card slot.
The power for this console is supplied through an AC adapter. It has a powerful Lithium Ion battery that takes around 3.5 hours to fully charge. The console gives you 3-5 hours of battery life while using 3D. On turning 3D off, you can increase the battery life to 5-8 hours. The battery life further improves if you are playing older games.
Performance and ConnectivityYou can connect to the internet anytime as the gaming console comes with Wi-fi connectivity. The audio options include a pair of stereo speakers positioned to the left and right of the top screen and a built-in microphone through which you can record sound.
The Nintendo 3DS can read AR cards. Just place an AR card on a flat surface, like a kitchen table or a couch and open the AR reading application on the console. Turn on the 3DS Camera and you can see the characters and game content appearing right where you placed them. You can create many interesting 3D pictures and share it with your friends, anytime you want. The handheld gaming console works with Nintendo 3DS Game cards. You can also play older games from previous DS models as the console is backwards compatible.
You can capture photos with the Nintendo 3DS as it comes with 3 cameras - an inner camera and two 0.3 MP outer cameras. You can even take pictures and videos in 3D and create animations with them. The console is SD and SDHC card compatible. You can also exchange data with other Nintendo 3DS systems with the StreetPass feature and find Wi-Fi hotspots with the SpotPass feature.
Online FeaturesYou can connect to the Internet wirelessly and access online services through the Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo eShop features downloadable games, applications and information on upcoming film and game releases. The eShop offers various features such as Nintendo 3DS download software, Virtual Console and Nintendo DSiWare. You can browse Internet with its pre-installed Web Browser and also enjoy multiplayer gaming online.
|Dimensions||5.3 (W), 2.9 (H), 0.8 Inches (D)|
|Weight||227 g (including Battery Pack, Stylus, SD Memory Card)|
|Sound||Stereo Speakers (Supports Virtual Surround Sound)|
|Battery||Nintendo 3DS Battery Pack (lithium ion battery) [CTR-003].|
|Wireless||2.4 GHz, Supporting IEEE802.11 B/G with WPA/WPA2 Security Features|
|Resolution||Upper 3D Display - 800 X 240 Pixel Resolution, 16.77 Million Colors
Lower Screen - 320 X 240 Pixel Resolution, 16.77 Million Colors
|Screen Size||Upper 3D Display- 3.53" (3.02" wide x 1.81" high)
Lower Screen- 3.02" (2.42" wide, 1.81" high)
|Memory Card||2 GB SD Memory Card Included|
|In The Box||Nintendo 3DS system, Nintendo 3DS charging cradle, Nintendo 3DS AC adapter, Nintendo 3DS stylus, SD Memory Card (2 GB), six AR card(s) (view the cards using the outer cameras to play supported AR games), Quick-Start Guide, Operations Manual (including warranty).|
After having this console for 2 weeks I guess it's time for my review.
Flipkart sells this console in "NTSC-U" format; which is an American region code. That means this model won't
play ANY European (PAL format) or Australian or any 3DS games from other countries (unless it's in "NTSC").
So be very careful when buying 3DS games - make sure they're
from the the same region as the 3DS. A good thing is that it will still play all DS games, it doesn't matter
where they're from. I'm extremely glad about it though since I'm getting my games from the US; I was worried it might
be PAL but when I saw "Saudi Arabia" (which sells NTSC for some weird reason) on the box I was relieved.
The 3D effect made my ears watery but within two days I got used to it - it takes a little time to adjust.
Now I can use the maximum 3D setting and my eyes won't pain at all. I started with a VERY low setting
and keep making it higher each time I played it.
The 3D is stunning. It changes your entire gaming experience for the better, of course. It really makes stuff look real!
Go and look out of your window - that's how good the 3D is.
The battery life is a lot shorter than my DS Lite; but if you play a DS game I think it takes up less power than a 3DS game.
The eShop is amazing. I got a game called "Legend of Zelda:
Four Swords" for free! It'll be in the store for some months so remember to download it soon. You can get all kinds of
apps too but you have to pay for most of the stuff.
One bad point is that the design is slightly flawed. The bottom screen will scratch the top screen because of it's
raised edges around the touch-screen - I don't how why the heck they made it like that. I heard about this problem
on Amazon so now I just use a piece of foam when my console is closed. I'll be getting a proper screen protector soon
- it seems it's a must.
The camera quality is nothing to write home about but who cares; it does it's job, and who needs a high-end
camera in a gaming-handheld anyway?
You can play DS games in two different resolutions - either in full-screen, or in windowed. Games in windowed mode
appear a lot more crisp, but I play in full screen anyway. If you want to play a game in windowed mode press and hold
start or/and select when the game is loading.
The 3DS is a next generation console so it is undoubtedly better than the DS/DS lite/DSi; don't let the naysayers tell
you otherwise. I know many people think that the PS Vita will be better but in truth it all depends on your tastes. I've
probably bought most of the gaming consoles since 2001 (please don't take that as a boast) and I've come to understand that
Sony and Nintendo's games are for different kinds of people. Personally, I prefer Nintendo. I know that usually Nintendo
loses in the graphics department to Sony; but Nintendo's games have much better stories and their games, in my personal
opinion, have a higher "quality". Sony has these kinds of games too, but they aren't so common compared to Nintendo.
A good example is the game "Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates"; I played that game three years ago yet
I remember it like it was yesterday. Yet, for the life of me, I can't remember any of my PSP games. Those action games are fun n' all but they aren't for me. "To each his own" I suppose.
The 3d effect is really good with games like resident evil revelations and super mario 3d land. I am very satisfied with the purchase. Looking forward to games like kingdom hearts dream drop distance, kid icarus uprising, professor layton and the mask of miracles and many more on the 3ds.
Yeah, I bought it and I loved it. The bottom line's on the top. The 3D is as good as the 3D in real life. The touch screen is extremely receptive, and I have used it with the stylus, my fingers, the opposite side of the stylus and a pen as well. But it isn't a hindrance: the top screen cannot affect the touch screen. The battery life is longer if you play DS games, if you got average brightness and a 3DS game you've got six hours. Charges pretty fast, you can charge it many times in a day. The games are a Nintendo fan's delight. If you are just dipping in Nintendo, buy this for the best Nintendo games. And yes, it is better than the PS Vita. Good Day!
When u convert it's real price i.e. 170$ in the U.S.A It comes to about Rs 10500. I don't understand why the price on flipkart is 17,000 about 6500 more from it's original price.
Overall, the console is a gem. I really wanted to purchase this only because of the fact that Pokemon X & Y are going to be released. Since it is so overpriced i bought it from a local store which were dumb enough to give it to me for about 9k. I really hope flipkart will read this and lower the ridiculously overpriced cost here.