Find the newest Nintendo 3DS XL bundles and deals, as well as 3DS bundle packages and sales on this site. Also see 3D games, accessories kits, and console bundles went up for sale in March 2011. The new 3D system debuted at the E3 in June with high marks from gamers. On September 29, 2010 the President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, shared new information on the upcoming 3D console including the anticipated release date, approximate prices, and more details on features. Here are several details and offers for the 3D console. Nintendo 3DS has been a big success with positive feedback from new and veteran gamers.
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Date of Release: The new platform was released in Japan during February 2011. In Europe and the US, the 3DS release dates were released in March.
3D Effects: At E3, any doubt about the difference in the 3D effects and current consoles was dispelled. The new console does not require glasses and produces a gaming experience in 3D for games including updates to Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart, and many more to come.
Cost: The 3DS system costs about $169 depending on where you get it.
New Features: The version presented at the September 29 Tokyo news conference is slightly different from the model seen in June at E3.
Wi-Fi Connection: The 3DS includes a Wi-Fi connection gamers can use to download updates and new software. It was predicted that this will be possible even while the console is “asleep.”
Camera: Players can take pictures of themselves with the console.
Avatars: Gamers can easily convert the photo images into personalized in-game Miis–avatars like the ones from Wii games.
Tag Mode: Wi-fi allows gamers to use a “tag” mode to share information from one console to another without physically linking the consoles together.
Screen: The top screen of the 3DS console is 3.53-inches, and the bottom touch screen is 3.02-inches.
Cameras: The system has three cameras, one internal and two external. They take pictures, plus deliver the 3D visuals.
Sensors: This system has a motion sensor, gyro sensor, as well as a Slide Pad that accept 360-degree analog input.
The prices of the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL dropped in September, fueling speculation that the 3DS would be available for the 2010 holiday season. The bad news is that this is was not the case. The good news is that the price reduction in the two latest consoles indeed indicated that Nintendo intends to keep the price reasonable, so the 3D console was priced about $50 lower than originally anticipated. (Originally many thought it would be introduced at a $300 price tag.)