Final Nintendo 3DS Specs

On February 26 of next year, the Nintendo 3DS is launching in Japan. The following month, the portable will go on sale in the West. Let's have a look at what's included and at the portable's official and final specs:

The Nintendo 3DS comes bundled with a charger stand (above), an AC adaptor, a 10cm Nintendo 3DS touch pen, a 2GB SD card, six augmented reality cards as well as instruction booklets.

According to Nintendo, the new functions include a slide pad, a motion sensor and a gyro-sensor.

The portable will have parental controls like the Nintendo DSi and the DSi XL portables before it.

It is possible to play games downloaded off the 3DS's Virtual Console as well as games downloaded onto a Nintendo DSi and DSi XL. The Nintendo 3DS works with game cartridges in the Nintendo DS series.

The Nintendo 3DS is 134mm by 74mm. It is 21mm thick and weighs 230 grams.

The top screen is 3.53 inches and with an liquid crystal display of 800 x 240 pixels. The button screen is 3.02 inches with a liquid crystal display of 320 x 240 pixels.

It has two outer 0.3 megapixel cameras and one inside the portable's clamshell.

The Nintendo 3DS has WiFi functionality.

There is a game cartridge slot, an SD card slot, an slot for the AC adaptor and headphones jack. Stereo speakers are on the right and left of the portable's upper shell.

Cartridges for the Nintendo 3DS are the same size as cartridges in the Nintendo DS line. As with the DS line, the Nintendo 3DS is powered by a lithium ion battery.


    Fast Western release woo!

    Anything about the Processor, RAM, etc. I don't mean rumoured stuff, like official stuff?

      This was posted a little while ago, and it's pretty much confirmed

    Did Nintendo say anything about if the 3DS is region coded or not? I don't want to pay overpriced games in Australia.

    0.3 Megapixel camera is the only thing I'm not happy with

    Really? A single analog stick after that was arguably the biggest complaint consumers had about the PSP, especially with all that room on the right hand side for a second one, sure, kudos for a touch screen, but a second analog would open it up so much to new gaming options.

      Yeah, shame there isn't something like a touch screen to make up for that.

      Oh wait...

        Think you missed the point there funny guy.
        Not every game works well with holding a pen while holding the game while pressing buttons. Why do you think they haven't added touch screens to ps3 or 360 controls.

    Battery life would be interesting as well

    What do they mean by 'six augmented reality cards'?

      They're paper-ish cards, that when placed in front of the camera, the 3DS projects 3d images onto using the screen of the machine. It's for certain ARG style games. Think Invizamals or Eyepet.

    Bit pricey for something that doesn't come with a game/demo for it.

    I'm really liking the look of the Cosmo Black 3DS...

    does it really come with a 2GB SD card or is that just a typo?

      It does It sais so
      in alot of other places

    hi there andrew you are right you do get the 2 gb sd fard plus 1.5 gb internal flash storage for a toatal of 3.5 gb of storage wii had 512 mb flash storage and dsi had 256 mb flash storage i know that it dose sound like much but the smallest game on dsi shop is 5 blocks thats like 8,888 yames and at max at 127 blocks you have 800 games and dsi shop has max of 328 games apps soo you could download the dsi shop twice or 2 times and have storage left too spare

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