Ladies and gentlemen, here you have the Nintendo 3DS unveiled! More details by clicking “continue reading”!

  • 3.5 3D Upper Screen without using glasses
  • Adjust the 3D effect with the “Nintendo 3DS depth slider”. You can maximize 3D and then erase it altogether!

  • You can watch 3D content outside of a movie theatre WITHOUT wearing glasses!
  • Even during sleep mode, the Nintendo 3DS can search for Wi-Fi access points or other Nintendo 3DS systems which are also ready to respond.
  • Soon, you’ll be able to open your system to find new info/content/stages/quests that have been automatically downloaded!
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising trailer shown in 3D
  • Mr. Miyamoto is working on a 3D version of Nintendogs
  • Some 3rd party Nintendo 3DS software: DJ Hero, Kingdom Hearts, Madden NFL, Resident Evil, Assassin’s Creed & Metal Gear Solid.
  • Kojima is interested what will it be like to have Metal Gear Solid on 3DS.

Tech Specs

Size (when closed):
Approximately 5.3 inches wide, 2.9 inches long, 0.8 inches tall.

Approximately 8 ounces.

Final design is TBA.

Top Screen:
3.53-inch widescreen LCD display, enabling 3D view without the need for special glasses; with 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 and two outer cameras with 640×480 (0.3 Mega) pixel resolution.

Pre-Installed Software:

Nintendo 3DS Game Card:
2 GB Max. at launch.

Wireless Communication:
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 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, one inner camera, two outer cameras, motion sensor and a gyro sensor.

Other Input Controls:
3D Depth Slider to adjust level of 3D effect (can be scaled back or turned off completely depending on the preference of the user), Home button to call system function, Wireless switch to turn off wireless communications (even during game play), Power button. The telescoping stylus is approximately 4 inches when fully extended.

A port that 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 and a stereo headphone output jack.

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

Lithium ion battery details TBA.


Parental Controls:
Parental controls similar to the Nintendo DSi system will be included.