Nintendo 3DS Dated, Detailed and Priced for Japanese Launch

By on September 29, 2010

Today Nintendo announced a myriad of informations about their upcoming 3D handheld, appropriately titled the 3DS. First and foremost, the system will launch in Japan on February 26, 2011 at 25,000 yen, which is around $300 in current exchange rates. The launch will have the Aqua Blue and Cosmos Black colors pictured in the article. That’s the gravy of the announcement. But what about the meat? In addition to these key details, Nintendo also released a ton of information about the specs, software and accessories.

The handheld will come packed in with an AC adapter, a charging stand, a 2GB SD card, a metal stylus that telescopes (it gets bigger) and a collection of paper cards that the 3DS will use for augmented reality. Also in that package are a few built in games.

The built software hasn’t been completely revealed but here’s what we know so far. Two games are Mii related. One, named Mii Studio, allows you to create your own with the 3DS’s camera (ziiiiip) and the second is Chance Encounter Mii Plaza, a bit of software that will “tag” other players and enable a data transfer functionality for the games that use it. The handheld will also come with “Book”, which we assume to be an e-reader. Finally, now I can read my Twilight books and have Edward’s name jump off the page in 3D!

While this is neat and all, the greatest part of the upcoming 3DS is the inclusion of a Virtual Console that will sell original Game Boy and Game Boy Color games. What, no Virtua Boy?!

The 3DS will also feature backlit buttons and a “Home” button that will bring up a menu, allowing you to make changes to settings without exiting your game.

While we are exited about the prospect of the 3DS (we did test it at E3 and it works amazingly well, you have to trust us), the $300 price tag feels a little steep for a handheld console. Time will tell whether or not the software library will justify the price.

If you want to catch the conference for yourself, Nintendo now has it online for your viewing pleasure.

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About David Scarpitta

I am a critical guy, and love to review and give my professional opinion on just about anything. Though have a love for tech/gaming and music alongside the cinema. You can catch me consulting and developing the net any day of the week.
  • anonymous

    they can hear and see what your visually thinking

    the reason alot of asians have completely expressionless faces, only associate with asians and dont associate with non asians very much is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read read minds, if all over a billion asians were to show facial expressions all the time just as much as non asians, associate with non asians much more, and be much more friendly and talkative, then alot of them might accidentally reveal that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they dont like or find astonishing or funny, and if they were all to associate with non asians alot more there would be alot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those other people think things they dont like, so they only associate with asians so there wont be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place

    think about it, its  not normal how alot of them act, and the entire way they act is all to hide their mind reading abilities, it makes perfect sense to do all of that to hide that they can read minds, because all of that is the perfect way to do it!
    every single asian on the planet is hiding their mind reading abilities, they value hiding their mind reading abilities more then their own lives!
    thats why nobody knows about it!

    try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something something absolutely crazy as you possibly can when you are around asians, and try looking for asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, that is them giving people looks when they hear and visually see someone thinking something they dont like, find funny or astonishing
    it still happens despite a large number of them having completely expressionless faces all the time, it would just happen alot more if none of htem had completely expressionless faces all the time, its not uncommon!

    i know this sounds crazy, impossible, and completely unbelievable, BUT IT ISNT CRAZY WHEN ITS TRUE

    you have to spread the message!!!
    the world has to know about this!!!!