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    The Nintendo 3DS is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. The handheld features stereoscopic 3D technology that doesn't require glasses. It was released in Japan on February 26, 2011 and in North America on March 27, 2011.

    Nintendo Unveils Its 3DS handheld

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    Edited By BradNicholson
    Nintendo has shown its 3DS handheld. Turquoise and around the size of a normal DS device, the 3DS will indeed feature 3D without the need for 3D glasses. It also comes equipped with a motion sensor, a digital stick, a traditional d-pad, the normal array of face buttons, and a slider that controls 3D depth. 

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    The bottom screen of the device is a touch panel. Above the top screen is a camera, which is complimented by two more on the back of the device. This point is rather important. As it was revealed during Nintendo's media briefing, the 3DS will be able to take pictures in 3D. Watch out, Cameron.

    DS-to-DS connectivity is an even bigger deal in the 3DS. This device will be able to talk to other 3DSs while it's asleep and search for the optional goodies that some studios put into their games if two DS users ever meet. It also scans for Wi-Fi in the same manner. 
        
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    As for software? Look out for a Kid Icarus game, as well as a Saints Row, a Resident Evil, and even a DJ Hero title. Glamor shots straight from Nintendo are incoming: 
        
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    #1  Edited By BradNicholson
    Nintendo has shown its 3DS handheld. Turquoise and around the size of a normal DS device, the 3DS will indeed feature 3D without the need for 3D glasses. It also comes equipped with a motion sensor, a digital stick, a traditional d-pad, the normal array of face buttons, and a slider that controls 3D depth. 

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    The bottom screen of the device is a touch panel. Above the top screen is a camera, which is complimented by two more on the back of the device. This point is rather important. As it was revealed during Nintendo's media briefing, the 3DS will be able to take pictures in 3D. Watch out, Cameron.

    DS-to-DS connectivity is an even bigger deal in the 3DS. This device will be able to talk to other 3DSs while it's asleep and search for the optional goodies that some studios put into their games if two DS users ever meet. It also scans for Wi-Fi in the same manner. 
        
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    As for software? Look out for a Kid Icarus game, as well as a Saints Row, a Resident Evil, and even a DJ Hero title. Glamor shots straight from Nintendo are incoming: 
        
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    #2  Edited By church069

    Haven't had a handheld game device for a while(iphone doesn't count).  Maybe I'll buy this one.
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    #3  Edited By Roac

    any idea on a release date?

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    #4  Edited By guilherme

    Looks good

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    #5  Edited By JJOR64

    I want it really, really, really bad.  While I'm not a super huge fan of 3D, I'll be looking forward to the games on it.

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    #6  Edited By KillerBears

    Alright, nintendo, I'm listening

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    #7  Edited By Crash_Happy

    I'm not yet convinced, it's all about the software.

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    #8  Edited By DrPockets000

    Awesome.  This is what Nintendo needed.

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    #9  Edited By WitchHunter_Z

    I'm way more stoked about that thumbstick than the 3D stuff. Seriously. I kinda want it now.

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    #10  Edited By sopranosfan

    I'm kind of disappointed in how much it looks like the DS.

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    I agree, it is all about the software. But I am happy that I didn't upgrade to any of the DSi versions. It's easier for me to justify a jump from a Lite to a 3DS.

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    #12  Edited By ashogo

    You forgot to mention MGS, which people went crazy over.

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    #13  Edited By marrec

    See, this is good! Sony had to hand out hundreds of Glasses before the show, Nintendo just sends out babes with 3DSes strapped to em.

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    #14  Edited By AgentJ
    @Crash_Happy said:
    " I'm not yet convinced, it's all about the software. "
    Well than this list should interest you.
    Mario Kart
    Star Fox
    Metal Gear Solid
    Resident Evil
    Final Fantasy
    Persona
    Kingdom Hearts
    Pilot Wings 
    Super Street Fighter 4
    and someone found assets for a Zelda 3DS that looks an awful lot like OOt on the official Nintendo website.
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    #15  Edited By TheMasterDS

    Cool. Did they say anything about how powerful it is? Before the show we heard rumors of being as powerful as a Wii I believe. Also can you tell how the software is packaged? Is it through an online shop or through physical carts?

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    #16  Edited By Dan_CiTi

    Nintendo dropped the bomb at E3. I'm camping out for this baby. MGS, StarFox 64, and SSF4? Sooooooooold!

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    #17  Edited By carlthenimrod

    I was surprised by how much it looks like a DS. I was expecting something a little more... different.

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    #18  Edited By Cubical

    Saint row is crap.. no wonder why everybody laughed at it when it popped up

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    #19  Edited By RE_Player1

    IGN just broke the story that there remaking Ocarina of Time for 3DS

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    #20  Edited By FakePlasticTree
    @Cubical said:
    " Saint row is crap.. no wonder why everybody laughed at it when it popped up "
    Saint's Row is the perfect game for that 15 year old/frat boy mentality crowd. That game will sell well.  
     
    I really like the 3DS. I'll have to use one in person before buying it, but I'm extremely interested. 
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    #21  Edited By mkasperski

    I cant figure out if their is any logical reason behind the placement of the top screen. Why not have it centered? It just looks awkward. 
     
    I really hope this isn't just a DS with 3D, because that would just suck.

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    #22  Edited By Bollard

    Why does it look so disgusting, and why did they choose such bright colours? Bleurgh.

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    #23  Edited By Dark_Schala

    What happens if you need to use the stylus and the thumbstick simultaneously? What'll that do for lefties?  
    But overall, I'm VERY interested in this device. The software developer lineup looks promising.
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    #25  Edited By Yelix

    Man, Nintendo won E3. Between this and a thunderstorm of great Wii games (and for people who play games, no less!), they're back on top.
     
    Street Fighter, MGS, Pilot Wings, and Persona for DS? I just shit bricks.

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    #26  Edited By CouncilSpectre

    Arrgh!!! Not another DS!  As a guy that has to sell these - for the love of God Nintendo, pick one and ditch the rest!!!!!
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    #27  Edited By TheTemplar

    I think you'll need to hold it to see how good it is. The presentation did not convince me at all.

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    #28  Edited By Djeffers03

    They still haven't explained how the 3d actually works...

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    #29  Edited By blair
    @sopranosfan said:
    " I'm kind of disappointed in how much it looks like the DS. "
    I agree.  I wish the 3DS was somehow inherently different in appearance than the DS/DSi.
     
    I am going to get one very soon after launch, but I think they would be much better served if it looked different.
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    #30  Edited By Cubical

    Where is a new wii remote with wii motion plus built in?

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    #31  Edited By crushed
    @CouncilSpectre said:
    " Arrgh!!! Not another DS!  As a guy that has to sell these - for the love of God Nintendo, pick one and ditch the rest!!!!! "
    This is the "DS2," it's the successor the old DS line.
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    #32  Edited By Crash_Happy
    @AgentJ:  Does it actually work? Does it add anything? Will it give me a headache?
    Lot's of unanswered questions, just having some names of games doesn't mean the games will be any good. Time will tell I guess.
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    #33  Edited By Meowayne

    So let me get this fucking straight.
     

     Mario Kart 3DS
    Kid Icarus Uprising
    Nintendogs + cats
    PilotWings Resort
    Animal Crossing 3DS

    Steel Diver
    Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
    DJ Hero 3D
    Professor Layton And The Mask of Miracle
    Kindom Hearts
    Final Fantasy
    Saint's Row: Drive By
    Ninja Gaiden
    Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy
    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
    Ghost Recon
    Resident Evil: Revelations
    Super Street Fighter IV

    Madden
    NFL
    Fifa
    Ridge Racer
    The Sims 3
    Dead or Alice 3D
    Samurai Warriors 3D
    Battle of Giants
    Hollywood 61
    Chocobo Racing
    Cubic Ninja
    Etrian Odyssey
    Shin Megami Tensei
    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

    Asphalt GT
    Harmonix Music Project
    Bomberman
    Deca Sports
    Kororinpa
    Contra
    Frogger
    Pro Evolution Soccer
    BloodRayne: The Shroud
    A Boy and His Blob
    Face Racers: Photo Finish
    Lion's Pride: Adventures on the Serengeti
    Martha Stewart
    WonderWorld Amusement Park
    Harvest Moon 3D
    Dragon Ball
    Mobile Suit Gundam
    Pac-Man & Galaga
    Super Robot Taisen
    Crash-City GP
    VS-Robo
    Sonic 3DS
    Super Monkey Ball
    Dragon Quest

    Carnival Games
    Dynasty Warriors
    Lovely Lisa 3D
    Naruto Shippuden
    de Blob 2
    Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom
    Marvel Super Hero Squad Infinity Gauntlet
    The Penguins of Madagascar
    Puss N Boots
    Driver Renegade
    LEGO 3DS

     
     Paper Mario
    Star Fox 64
    Ocarina of Time



     
    Holy shitload of game announcements, Batman.
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    #34  Edited By donaldkhogan

    This may get my portable gaming bucks vs. the PSP.  I was really hoping for some shocking new PSP announcement...alas, same stupid hardware.

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    #35  Edited By Cubical
    @FakePlasticTree:


    That happens with tons of games and I think it is Depressing. crap game sell  to punk kids that don't know jack then they make more now they are in fake 3D like a viewmaster.

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    #36  Edited By shotaro

    Looks promising, need to watch videos of in action first though methinks

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    #37  Edited By Dom

    the day after it's release, DS 3D Lite XL!

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    #38  Edited By yindotrunks

    Well it looks hot.

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    #39  Edited By Nasar7
    Damn son. I might finally buy another DS.
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    #40  Edited By Hairydutchman

    The line-up of games and graphics are insanely good. Way better than I expected.

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    #41  Edited By shirogane

    What? Saint's Row on a DS? The hell... 
    That list of games is pretty awesome though. Nintendo wins again in the handheld. That and, the red one looks pretty sweet.
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    #42  Edited By anarchcorp

    This goes high in the DO WANT list

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    #43  Edited By rolento

    I'm already sold.  Nintendo doesn't fail at delivering when it comes to handhelds.

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    #44  Edited By Willy105
    @Chavtheworld said:
    " Why does it look so disgusting, and why did they choose such bright colours? Bleurgh. "

    To appeal to those who like their gadgets to look good in person.
     
    @CouncilSpectre said:
    " Arrgh!!! Not another DS!  As a guy that has to sell these - for the love of God Nintendo, pick one and ditch the rest!!!!! "

    Yeah, why make a new next-gen system? No need for a PS3 or PS2, the PS1 was just fine before.
     
    @Djeffers03 said:
    " They still haven't explained how the 3d actually works... "

    Autostereostopic screens. Twice as many pixels as a normal screen, with one pixel pointing to one eye, and the second one pointing to the other.
     
    @Cubical said:
    " Where is a new wii remote with wii motion plus built in? "
    They come bundled already, no need for a new version.
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    #45  Edited By Waffles13
    @mkasperski said:
    " I cant figure out if their is any logical reason behind the placement of the top screen. Why not have it centered? It just looks awkward.   I really hope this isn't just a DS with 3D, because that would just suck. "
    ... It is centered. Also, it has SIGNIFICANTLY improved visuals (Look at the MGS3 screens) and a goddamn stick.
     
    As someone who never ponied up for any variant of the DS... I need some damn money.
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    #46  Edited By AgentJ
    @Crash_Happy said:
    " @AgentJ:  Does it actually work? Does it add anything? Will it give me a headache? Lot's of unanswered questions, just having some names of games doesn't mean the games will be any good. Time will tell I guess. "
    Having read the hands on, it doesn't sound like it gives anyone a headache, and you can read for yourself to see whether they think it's worthwhile or not. And while the names might not do it, the pedigree could. Ever played a bad Metal Gear Solid game? 
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    #47  Edited By Djeffers03
    @Willy105: Damn, doesn't that mean you have to keep head super still and in the right position? Very impractical...
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    #48  Edited By buzz_clik

    I am genuinely bite-yer-bottom-lip excited about this product. I love my DS Lite and although I couldn't bring myself to upgrade to a DSi, this is a completely different prospect.

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    #49  Edited By Willy105
    @Djeffers03 said:
    " @Willy105: Damn, doesn't that mean you have to keep head super still and in the right position? Very impractical... "
    Nope. It's on a handheld, so your head is automatically in the right position. 
     
    But you are correct, that's the reason stereoscopic screens aren't not used for 3D TV's.
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    #50  Edited By Chubbaluphigous

    I really really want one.  This is a brilliant idea.

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