As reported Nintendo unveiled the 3D portable gaming console Nintendo 3DS today at the E3 2010. Now Nintendo released all the officially available details of the 3DS.
The Nintendo 3DS features a 3.53-inch top 3D screen and a 3.02-inch bottom touch screen. It has three cameras – one inner and two outer – to deliver the 3D effect and take 3D pictures.
It includes a motion sensor, a gyro sensor and even a Slide Pad that allows 360-degree analog input.
The 3DS can communicate in the 2.4 GHz band. Multiple Nintendo 3DS systems can connect via a local wireless connection to let users communicate or enjoy competitive game play. Systems also can connect to LAN access points to access the Internet and allow people to enjoy games with others. Will support IEEE 802.11 with enhanced security (WPA/WPA2). Nintendo 3DS hardware is designed so that even when not in use, it can automatically exchange data with other Nintendo 3DS.
Measurements of the 3DS are Approximately 5.3 inches wide, 2.9 inches long, 0.8 inches tall and the weight is 8oz.
The 3D screen of the 3DS has 800x240 pixel resolution (400 pixels are allocated for each eye to enable 3D viewing).
From the initial reactions of E3 attendees the 3D effect is really a pop out experience. The 3DS is apparently offering a solid 3D effect without having to wear glasses. The 3D effect is only there when looking at the screen dead center. See hi-res photos of the 3DS here.
The Nintendo 3DS launch game line-up will be impressive:
Nintendo 3DS that reinvent some of the industry’s most beloved franchises. These include:
Nintendo 3DS also comes to market with the strongest third-party support of any video game system in Nintendo history. Games on display at the Nintendo booth at the E3 Expo include:
The only information that is still missing is the launch date and the price for the Nintendo 3DS. It is really hard to predict if the 3DS is still launching in time for the coming Holidays or not.
E3 2010 will start on June 15th and we will be at the show to bring your first hand coverage of the hottest new gaming gear. We expect to see and go hands on with the Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360.