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Nintendo 3DS: Tokyo Game Show 2011 round-up

When the Nintendo 3DS was first released a lack of quality titles for the device was blamed for slow sales to begin with. The company then announced a price cut for the console that saw instant results in sales. Today we have news of the Nintendo 3DS and the Tokyo Game Show 2011, and round up of news for the device with future releases. has been lucky enough to be at the show and is reporting that the console will be getting some major upgrades soon. One of these is the ability to take 3D movies that the company has been working on for a while now. There are also improvements coming for other services such as the eShop, Mii Plaza, and Street Pass.

Nintendo are planning to bring out a Misty Pink version of the 3DS in an attempt to appeal more to female gamers from October 20th. Game wise we already know that Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D are planned for later this year, but some other Mario titles have been announced for the console.

Coming next year will be Mario Tennis that will use the console’s gyro motion sensor; Paper Mario and Luigi’s Mansion 2 are also planned for next year. Mario and Sonic at the London Olympics has also been revealed for next year.

Other titles that are coming next year for the 3DS include Animal Crossing, Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble, Resident Evil: Revelations, Fire Emblem 3D, Tekken 3D Prime Edition, and the company are currently working on Monster Hunter 4 for the 3DS.

We have reported before about the possibility that Nintendo were working on an accessory that would add an extra circle pad for the device. Now Joystiq are reporting the device will be available from December 10th in Japan. It will cost around $19.50 and is called the Slidepad that requires an AAA battery to work.

The Nintendo 3DS could finally prove a success for the company now with a stronger line up of games, and a more affordable price. Do you think the 3DS will be more popular now?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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