Launched in its motherland on February 26, Nintendo 3DS still needs another 30 days to hit America and the U.K. As we know from the company’s preview event, the 3DS can produce “3D effects without the need for any special glasses” via a process called autostereoscopy. The system will be priced at $249.99 (MSRP), and will be available in either Cosmo Black or Aqua Blue, no pink? it does’n matter.
Just like the traditional DS console, the Nintendo 3DS also has two screens. The bottom touch screen makes use of a telescoping stylus and the top screen displays 3D visuals to the naked eye. It also includes a Circle Pad, which provides a full 360 degrees of direction. Cool, huh? And for instant gamer’s fun, each Nintendo 3DS system comes pre-loaded with a variety of fun games, applications and three cameras. Yes 3 (three) cameras, one camera points at the user, while two additional cameras point outward.
If you don’t like the 3D effect for some reasons, maybe make headache, don’t worry! Nintendo 3DS can also play Nintendo DS game cards with their original 2D visuals. Last but not least, the 3DS comes with six augmented-reality cards, called AR cards. As explained by the company, when the two outer cameras are pointed at the cards, they read the cards and superimpose images and animations onto the scene. So users shouldn’t be surprised if they see a dragon popping out of their kitchen tables. Sounds interesting, huh?