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Nintendo 3DS Specs: No Release Date or Price, but 3D Movies

Nintendo spent a healthy portion of their E3 keynote conference showing off their brand new 3DS handheld console. They revealed some solid specs for the device, but failed to give any news on a release date or pricing.

The first thing you’ll notice about the new 3DS, is that it contains a analogue stick just above the D-Pad. It will feature 3.5-inch screens, but only the bottom will be touch supported.

It comes with integrated WiFi support, and motion-sensing controls thanks to a built-in gyroscope. 3D will work via a slider on the side of the device, and Nintendo state that users will be able to ‘maximize’ or remove 3D all together.

Interestingly, the device features two camera lenses and you’ll be able to shoot ‘3D’ images according to Nintendo – look forward to an example of this soon.

Perhaps the biggest announcement of all though, is that the 3DS will be able to play ‘Hollywood’ movies in 3D. Nintendo confirmed that they have partnered with big name studios such as Disney, Warner Bros. and Dreamworks to bring 3D movies to the 3DS handheld. Very nice.

As the title suggests though – the company didn’t reveal a release date or pricing. Perhaps they are saving that for the Tokyo Game Show in September. We’ll bring you pictures and videos soon.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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james braselton
james braselton

hi there well in my town i showed if aipteks 3d i2 camcorder with out glasses they want see 3d movies with out glasses soo a nintendo 3ds cinama will be very popular in our town

Madelene Bona

I rightful don´t see movies evolving, For me it´s equal the old movies, without the total subject action were much turn. They had assort.

james braselton
james braselton

hi there reneeswits you forgot you saw 3ds with slider in 2d the pepole were at E3 saw the 3d real becuase its too alwsoume too show on 2d camras and 2d tvs you need 3d too 3d soo heres what you do wait untill they have 3ds at your local gaming stor and see real 3d with 3d slider up too max 3d you vrealy need too goo see real 3d in person

james braselton
james braselton

hi there you were looking at the the 3DS in 2dD mode you can turn off 3D too 2D mode by a side slider switch from true 0% 3D or 100% 3D or 100% 3D and 0% 2D mode or any percentage btween 2 and 3 D and your tv or computer was useing 2d screen and it was 3d soo when you can best buy game stop have on dissplay go see in real life before makeing your jugement

james braselton
james braselton

hi there wow they did not mention details wont bereleased until september i want too like know now i hope fully nintendo will release more details sooner then later but i am still going buy the nintendo 3ds becuase i want 3d but dont want or like 3d glasses soo 3d with out glasses is most alwsoumest 3d movie and game format experance


I must say this console really got my hopes up. Although, the 3d screen wasn't that much of a 'stunner' hopefully, it will be improved on its official launch. Everything DS.

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