Nintendo 3DS
By all accounts, the 3DS is going to be  a beast compared to the current DS handhelds on the market in terms of graphical capabilities and features. While we may not know the details about the system’s internal processing power, here’s a breakdown of the features as we know them:

Size when closed (approximate):
  • 5.3 inches wide
  • 2.9 inches long
  • 0.8 inches tall
Weight (approximate):
  • 8 ounces
Top Screen:
  • 3.53-inch widescreen LCD display
  • 3D view without the need for special glasses
  • 800×240 pixel resolution (400 pixels are allocated for each eye to enable 3D viewing)
Touch Screen:
  • 3.02-inch LCD with 320×240 pixel resolution with a touch screen
  • One inner camera with 640×480 (0.3 Mega) pixel resolution
  • Two outer cameras with 640×480 (0.3 Mega) pixel resolution
Nintendo 3DS Game Card:
  • 2 GB Max. at launch
Wireless Communication:
  • Communicates in the 2.4 GHz band
  • Multiple Nintendo 3DS systems can connect via a local wireless connection
  • Can connect to LAN access points to access the Internet
  • Will support IEEE 802.11 with enhanced security (WPA/WPA2)
  • Designed so that even when not in use, it can automatically exchange data with other Nintendo 3DS systems or receive data via the Internet while in sleep mode

Game Controls:

  • Touch screen
  • Embedded microphone
  • A/B/X/Y face buttons
  • + Control Pad
  • L/R buttons
  • Start and Select buttons
  • “Slide Pad” that allows 360-degree analog input
  • Motion sensor
  • Gyro sensor

Other Input Controls:

  • 3D Depth Slider to adjust level of 3D effect (can be scaled back or turned off completely)
  • Home button to call system function
  • Wireless switch to turn off wireless communications (even during game play)
  • Power button
  • Telescoping stylus (approximately 4 inches when fully extended)


  • Accepts both Nintendo 3DS game cards and game cards for the Nintendo DS family of systems
  • An SD memory card slot
  • An AC adapter connector
  • A charging cradle terminal
  • A stereo headphone output jack


  • Stereo speakers positioned to the left and right of the top screen


  • Lithium ion battery

Parental Controls:

  • Parental controls similar to the Nintendo DSi system will be included


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