|Release Date||NA March 27, 2011|
JP February 26, 2011
EU March 25, 2011
AUS March 31, 2011
|Media||Nintendo 3DS cards, DS cards, DSiWare games, SD|
- Main article: Nintendo eShop
The Nintendo 3DS, like the Nintendo DSi and DSi XL, has a shop of its own. The shop sells DSiWare, which are only available to DSi, DSi XL, and 3DS owners. Nintendo 3DS Downloads are exclusive 3DS games and applications. The shop has its own Virtual Console with Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, TurboGrafx-16, and NES games. Classic arcade, NES, and SNES games are remastered with 3D availability under the 3D Classics brand. Nintendo 3DS ambassadors can get 10 free NES games before they're made for the public for purchase and will get 10 free ambassador-exclusive Game Boy Advance games. Nintendo 3DS Prepaid cards can be purchased, which have real dollar values rather than the points system used in previous systems. Because of this, the eShop won't support any Nintendo Points cards. The eShop was available in a system update on June 6, 2011 and June 7, 2011.
The Nintendo 3DS will feature a mesasaging, similar to PictoChat. The new service will allow users to send messages to their friends on their friends list via Wi-Fi. The Notification LED will notify users of new messages. This service will replace PictoChat.
Activity LogEditThe Activity Log is an application that tracks both game play, noting which games have been played and for how long, as well as physical activity, counting every step taken while carrying a 3DS. The feature encourages walking more every day to earn Play Coins, which can be used with compatible games and applications to acquire special content and a variety of other benefits
Mii MakerEditThe Nintendo 3DS also features Miis. The 3DS has the Mii Maker and StreetPass Mii Plaza. The Mii Maker can create Miis from a photo of the person, as well as creating them from scratch.
The StreetPass Mii Plaza is where the Nintendo 3DS's user can see Miis collected from StreetPass.
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|Weight||230 grams (8.1 oz)|
|Display||3.53 in (90 mm), 800 x 240 px (effectively 400 x 240 WQVGA per eye) at 24 bit color|
3.02 in (77 mm), 320 x 240 QVGA at 24 bit color
6 brightness levels (2D), 3 brightness levels (3D)
|Battery||3-5 hours for 3DS games and 5-8 hours for DS games, depending on screen brightness (1300 mAh)|
|Camera||One front-facing 2D and two rear-facing 3D 0.3 MP (VGA) sensor|
|Physical Controls||Push-buttons, D-pad, analog stick, touchscreen, volume slider, 3D depth slider, wireless communications switch|
|Connectivity||Integrated 802.11b/g, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, microphone|
|Slots||3DS Game Card|
DS Game Card
|Storage||Internal storage TBA, expandable via SD card slot (2 GB card included)|
|Memory||128 MB FCRAM|
|Graphics||PICA200 by Digital Media Professionals|
|Dimensions||134 mm (5.3 in) wide × 74 mm (2.9 in) deep × 21 mm (0.83 in) high|
|Stylus||Extendable up to about 4 inches (100 mm)|
|Region Locking||Regional lockout for 3DS software between Japan, America and Europe/Australia|