The Nintendo 3DS is a portable entertainment system that is viewable in 3D without the need of special glasses. The Nintendo 3DS has two screens: the bottom screen is a touch screen and the top screen displays the 3D visuals to the naked eye. The system also has a 3D Depth Slider that lets players select the level of 3D they enjoy the most. In addition to the familiar + Control Pad and button controls found on previous Nintendo hand-helds, Nintendo 3DS now also includes a Circle Pad, which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, giving it the freedom and precision needed to play games in 3D worlds.
There is a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor that 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. Each Nintendo 3DS system comes pre-loaded with a variety of fun games, applications and features, such as Nintendo 3DS Camera. One camera points at the user, while two additional cameras point outward. These two outer cameras take photos in 3D. The fun, built-in game "Face Raiders" asks users to shoot at funny depictions of their own faces.
Nintendo 3DS, when put into Sleep Mode, can act as a pedometer, while letting users earn Play Coins for the steps they take that can then be traded in for additional content in compatible games and applications. By accessing the Activity Log, users can check their steps as well as their play time. With Nintendo 3DS Sound, users can enjoy sound-manipulation tools or rock out while listening to their MP3 or AAC music files.
There is also an all new StreetPass Mode that lets you been more Social and wired like no Nintendo system before it, Nintendo 3DS brings fellow players together in exciting new ways with StreetPass communication. Set your Nintendo 3DS 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.
One of the best things about the Nintendo 3DS is that almost all existing Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games can be played on a Nintendo 3DS system in 2D. With backwards compatibility, your existing portable games look and play just as well.
The games will be more expensive, and the accesories wil be limited to the buyer. Dsi is less expensive and more or less the same thing as the Nintendo 3ds, considerin the camera, internet, and applications. The only difference between them is that the Nintendo 3ds has "3D" games.
Good for trips, and waiting room's.
great for my kids
This product is great for Grandparent relaxation. When the kids are busy playing, you can sit back and have another cup of coffee>
This handheld is the ultimate
3D is nice, but not essential. Battery life struggles when the 3D is on. It also has a tough time running regular DS games on it. Most are fine, but expect a frame-rate slowdown on heavily populated areas.
It is a great system. The only downfall to the system is if you use the 3d to much and don't hold the system a certain way the 3d will hurt your eyes. The system has very kool games. I like how nintendo put the mii characters in it and home, the home button makes it easy to go from the game to the home screen. and street pass is easy to use. you only have to walk by someone who has to to get the information from their 3ds. It's easy to navagate and the home screen is nicely set up. The screen is very bright and the color isnt dull like with the original ds.
this is great for the grandkids they love it mario cart 7 is great the grandkid play hours on it cant go wrong buying
This is a great product! My kids spend hours playing the Nintendo 3DS. They also love the camera feature that the 3DS offers. Very durable! Would diffinitely recommend this product to anyone.
My son got it for Christmas and he loves it.
The 3d is what i expected. It doesn't POP out in goes in. Like your looking bound the main point. They put in a lot of cool apps with it so you don't need games to have fun with it. I really love the street pass where i can swap puzzle pieces and finish finding my mii.
The 3DS is an amazing little handheld, graphically the thing is quite powerful. It's like having a handheld Wii in your hands. Seriously, it looks that good. The system itself had a rough start, but the games are coming along at a nice, steady pace and I am looking forward to getting more down the line. I would definitely recommend Mario Kart 7 as a starter, simply a must have for anyone who is a fan of Nintendo and happens to own a 3DS. It showcases the system's capability. The user interface is as easy as pie too. It's kinda like the Wii's interface, only streamlined and has a stronger on-line presence this time. I like how Nintendo is improving things with every firmware or software update too. I can't wait, Nintendo has a very bright future ahead, and the 3DS is just the beginning of that path to that future.
The 3D of the Nintedo 3DS works wonderfully! It has a great picture and really does show in 3D. But after the first day of playing with it my son turned off the 3D switch and just uses it like a regular handheld.
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Overall, my son really likes his 3DS and he plays it all the time. But I still think we could have stuck with the regular Nintendo DS, since he does not use the 3D feature that often.
With it's new lower price point and at last some really great games (like Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart), I could no longer resist buying a nintendo 3DS. There's lots to love. The included apps are a lot of fun. Being wifi enabled lets me shop the nintendo store and even check my email with the included web browser. I have a netflix subscription and I can watch netflix on the go anywhere wifi is available, too. I do find that the 3D causes me eye strain if I use it for long periods of time, but it is very easy to turn off and once that is done I have no more problems. Overall, I am extremely happy with my 3DS and would buy it again without hesitation.