The Nintendo 3DS is a portable gaming system created by the company Nintendo. Its current price is $169.99 ( U.S retail price).
FeaturesEditIn the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo introduces portable entertainment in 3D without the need for special glasses. As its predessecor the Nintendo DS the system comes with two screens. The bottom touch screen makes use of a telescoping stylus that is stored in the unit itself, while the top screen displays the 3D visuals to the naked eye.
The 3DS also has a 3D Depth Slider that allows gamers to choose the level of 3D they enjoy the most. The 3D effect can be used at the highest level or set back to a more moderate setting or even turned off. In addition to the familiar + Control Pad and button controls found on previous Nintendo hand-helds, Nintendo 3DS now also has a Circle Pad, which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, giving it the freedom and precision needed to play games in 3D worlds.
A built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor 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.
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.