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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.

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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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