Nintendo introduces portable entertainment in 3D – without the need for special glasses. The Nintendo 3DS system goes on sale in the United States on March 27 at a suggested retail price of $249.99.
It comes with a collection of pre-installed games and fun features, with more on the way.
“Nintendo 3DS can play 3D video games and take 3D pictures, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” said Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.
“The 3D display is amazing in its own right, but just as compelling are the new forms of game play it delivers, and the groundbreaking ways it will connect players to new content … and each other.”[ Also Read: Kodu Cup Video Game Competition for Kids ] [ Also Read: LG Premieres LG Cinema 3D Technology ]
To celebrate the arrival of the system, Nintendo is holding a midnight launch event starting at 9 p.m. Eastern time on March 26 at the Best Buy store in Union Square in New York City.
The event will feature hands-on Nintendo 3DS demos with food, music and giveaways, all leading up to a countdown to midnight, when the Nintendo 3DS system goes on sale.
For those who can’t make it to New York, additional midnight launch events will be held at several Best Buy stores throughout the country. Fans can visit http://www.bestbuy.com/3DS for more information.[ Also Read: Will America be Invaded in the Year 2027? ]
Nintendo is also installing more than 6,000 kiosks at retailers across the country over the next couple of months to let people demo the new Nintendo 3DS system. It has 18 games available on launch day, with more than 30 total available by early June.
Nintendo 3DS features two screens. The top screen displays 3D images without the need for special glasses. The bottom screen is touch-sensitive. It also has three cameras. One inner camera points at you, while two exterior cameras let you take pictures of your friends and family in 3D or 2D.[ Also Read: Tourism Ireland with Social Game on Facebook ]
It weighs approximately 8 ounces and is available in Cosmo Black or Aqua Blue.
Soon Nintendo will roll out a series of additional features for Nintendo 3DS, including an Internet browser, an online store called Nintendo eShop, the ability to access 3D Hollywood movie trailers, automatic and free access to more than 10,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide and the ability to stream Netflix movies.
Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii home console and Nintendo DS family of portable systems.