Posts tagged 3DS
I’m getting some mixed data here in reference to my 3DS post earlier today and I wanted to ask the masses. This is what mine does:
- In a 3DS game if you are using it in 3D the light is always on. If you switch the 3D slider down to the off position the 3D light remains on.
- In a regular DS game (cartridge or DSi Ware) the light is not illuminated.
Does yours follow suit with mine? Or does the light actually go off when you move the slider down? Let me know . Also let me know the color of your 3DS. Mine is Aqua Blue.
It’s 3DS launch day. Are you buying one? What games are you going to pick up?
I was torn about this, and with Kotaku’s review of the launch games I was a little on the fence… however I’m traveling at the end of the week and I’ll be gone for 11 days, seems like the perfect companion. I’m going to pick up Street Fighter and Ghost Recon.
What are you getting?
Get Your Nintendo 3DS On March 27th!
That’s right the 3DS is launching in America March 27th and will run you $250. It will come in two colors: Aqua Blue (pictured) and Cosmo Black. Unfortunately, no launch titles were announced.
Really $250 isn’t that much to ask to live in the future right? The 3DS is the device that’s bringing glasses free 3D to the masses (already in Japan, soon globally) and that’s really exciting. I expect this technology to explode in the next few years.
So, I have to ask. Are you going to get a 3DS at launch? I’m considering it, but what about you?
Lets’s Talk About The 3DS
Yes, lets! New hardware at E3 always gets the most attention. And while I haven’t gotten my hands on it (being stuck in New York while friends of mine are galavanting around the convention) I’m excited. Maybe it’s because Reggie sold me on glasses-free 3D. Maybe because I’m excited to have some better graphics on my DS. Maybe I’m just excited to play Professor Layton with 3D puzzles. It’s probably all of the above.
Nintendo has done some interesting things with this hardware. We know about the glasses-free 3D, and that’s awesome. But they’ve gone a step farther. A slider on the top screen lets you adjust the depth or turn off the 3D completely. That’s smart.
A gyroscope. Interesting that Nintendo added a piece of technology that can tell where you move in 3D space, as well as a 3D camera AND 3D display. I can’t wait to see what comes of that.
And they brought games. Yes. Nintendo is bringing massive third party support to the 3DS at or near launch. Major franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Professor Layton, Bomberman, Kingdom Hearts, and Ninja Gaiden are all in development for the 3DS. Add that to the first party support in the way of Star Fox, Mario Kart, Kid Icarus, and Animal Crossing and you’ve got a solid lineup behind the new handheld.
You can call the 3D screen a gimmick if you like. But keep in mind that’s what everyone called the touch screen on the first DS. And that’s what people said about the motion controller on the Wii. I know enough not to count Nintendo out. I can’t wait to see it in person.
Details are sparse right now and I’m hearing this stuff third hand but here goes. The 3DS is a new piece of hardware that is the successor to the DS and DSi. Where the DSi was an extension of the DS the 3DS is all new. That means new screen resolution, size and aspect ratio are all probable. It will however be backwards compatible with the DS cartridges. So can still play that new copy of Ace Attorney Investigations that you just bought.
The 3DS is to be released between now and March of 2011, though it is unclear where. All previous DS hardware has been onsale in Japan for a few months before it was released here in the Stats so that March deadline will likely mean nothing for anyone outside of Japan. We should have more details at E3.
Here’s my biggest concern and one Nintendo will have to talk about this year. How do I get my games from my DSi to my 3DS? I love Dark Void Zero and Mario vs Donkey Kong. I paid for them and I want to continue to play them. Currently Nintendo doesn’t allow games to be moved from console to console and without a log in name connected to the internet there is no way to track my purchases. This is the same problem the Wii is going to have in a few years… and a problem people are having now if they downloaded games only to have their hardware break.
It’s more important that they fix this software problem than it is for them to update the hardware. Software beats hardware any day of the week.