Thursday, July 15, 2010

The 3DS in more Detail

Wow,I meant to post thins a long time ago but now I finally got to it. First off here are some minor/major details. There is a "Charging Cradle" which will allow you to recharge the system wireless, cartage size is about the same as a regular DS cartage. Game controls include Touch screen, microphone, A/B/X/Y buttons, + Control Pad, L/R buttons, Start and Select buttons, "Slide Pad" that allows 360-degree analog input, one inner camera, two outer cameras (for 3D pictures), motion sensor and a gyro sensor. It is 5.3 inches wide, 2.9 inches long, 0.8 inches tall, weighs 8 ounces, and the final design is to be determined. The top screen is 3.53inches (larger that touch screen) with 800x240 pixel resolution (400 pixels are allocated for each eye to enable 3D viewing) this means that people watching from an angel won't see the 3D effects. The touch screen is 3.02-inch LCD with 320x240 pixel resolution. Launch colors are planned to be Black, Red and Blue and the game card will be 2 GB maximum. 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. 3D slider to change the amount of 3D to the players preference, a home button to call system function, wireless switch (can be turned on and off during gameplay. Finally there will be parental controls (similar to the Wii) and at telescoping stylus that is 4 inches.

And also even though only a few game I mentioned before the E3 were mentioned at the show I CAN confirm one of them that may still be considered a rumor... there WILL be a Pikmin 3 for the Wii.