Nintendo 3DS Console (Aqua Blue)

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Description

What is the 3DS?

The rumours had been round for ages, but that didn’t stop everyone’s jaws dropping the moment Nintendo officially unveiled the 3D follow-up to its DS handheld. Especially as it doesn’t require cumbersome 3D glasses to enjoy its startling effects, and even offers 3D picture-taking and movie-watching!

Featuring the traditional dual-screen, the top 3.5-inch gaming display is designed to produced crisp 3D images, while the bottom 3D-less display works as the touch panel. The sleek little machine also promises improved graphics capabilities over previous DS models, as well as incorporating new motion-sensor controls, which Nintendo is confident will lead to "interesting new gaming ideas from developers".

What else can it do?

While the 3D visuals were enough to get fists punching the air in excitement, Nintendo also proudly showed off its new built-in camera with two camera lenses, enabling you to take photographs in 3D! Plus, it also carries the potential of watching 3D films on the machine, with Nintendo demoing trailers from upcoming 3D movies from Disney, Dreamworks and Disney. Better than those silly little screens on backs of airplane seats, eh?

To complete the announcement, Nintendo revealed a tantalising list of third-party publishers currently working on titles for the forthcoming system. This included an exclusive Metal Gear Solid adventure, DJ Hero 3D and high-speed racing game Ridge Racer.

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A diagram highlighting the main features of the 3DS

3D Screen:

Seeing marvellous 3D worlds come to life in the palm of your hands is an experience you have to see for yourself to believe it! The large top screen of the Nintendo 3DS system uses the latest technology to produce vivid and convincing 3D effects without the need for special glasses.

3D depth slider:

The 3D depth slider allows you to increase or decrease the 3D effect to find a level of 3D that's comfortable for your eyes: it can be increased up to the highest level, scaled back to a more moderate setting or even turned off completely, depending on your personal preference. (If children aged six and under have access to the system, parents or legal guardians should restrict the display of 3D images using the Parental Controls feature.)

Three cameras:

Photos in three dimensions:

Take photos like never before with the Nintendo 3DS Camera application! The Nintendo 3DS system comes with an inner camera and two outer cameras, allowing for pictures in full 3D. Family portraits will never be the same again!

3D Video Recording:

This November, a new system update for the portable Nintendo 3DS™ system will enable owners to capture 3D video footage. People will be able to record and view moments from birthday parties, football games and holiday events or create their own original 3D productions and show them to others in 3D, all without the need for special glasses.

Create your Mii:

Put yourself in the game! Anyone can easily make a personal Mii using the new Mii Maker application! Just take a 2D photo of yourself or someone else and Mii Maker will help you out. All you have to do is specify things like the colour of hair, eyes and skin and you'll have your own personalised Mii before you know it!

Augmented Reality games:

The 3D capabilities of the cameras allow you to truly enter a new dimension with Augmented Reality, in the AR Games application. Place one of the provided AR Cards on a flat surface, stand back and watch your game explode into life!

StreetPass and SpotPass:

Stay connected and be surprised! Nintendo 3DS keeps you connected to the world - when you're actively playing and even when you're not, using the low-energy Sleep Mode. Simply close your system while the power is on and carry it with you wherever you go!

StreetPass:

Interact with other players as you pass by them in the street or stand next to them in a queue. Your Nintendo 3DS system will seek out and exchange data with other Nintendo 3DS systems, providing you with new content or fresh challenges from other players.

SpotPass:

With SpotPass, your Nintendo 3DS system can detect wireless hotspots or wireless LAN access points and obtain various types of data on the spot. Free software, notifications and 3D content are just some of the things that might surprise you as you discover something new every day! (Note that receiving certain types of SpotPass content may require a system update.)

The notification LED will flash when you've received new data. Open your Nintendo 3DS system and see what's new...

Your new Nintendo 3DS system comes with everything you need to jump into the action right away! As well as your brand new Nintendo 3DS, you'll find:

  • Nintendo 3DS charging cradle - Keep your Nintendo 3DS in its new cradle whenever you're at home and not playing, and you'll always be charged up and ready to discover new things when you carry your system around with you.
  • SD Memory Card (2 GB) - Keep your music, downloaded games and software at hand by saving them on the included SD Memory Card.
  • Nintendo 3DS AC adapter - The power supply for your system.
  • Nintendo 3DS stylus - A brand new telescopic stylus that fits snugly into your system.
  • AR Cards (x6) - Enter the exciting world of Augmented Reality games with these packaged AR Cards.
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Nintendo 3DS Operations Manual
  • Parental Controls Leaflet

Product Details

Main Language:
  • English
Platform:
  • Nintendo 3DS
Brand:
  • Nintendo

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Great product

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5

I am really pleased with my Nintendo 3DS and I am enjoying the 3d. I previously had the DS and this is so much better. I am still learning about it but I know it will give me hours of fun. It was easy to set up too.

Sat Feb 11 17:46:25 GMT 2012 by zanylady

3DS Console so cool !

Total :

5

We bought 2 of these for christmas - fantastic. lets hope teh kids dont spot the wear and tear ! Miles better than the DS Lite, real easy to set up and loads of controls for parents as well.

Thu Dec 15 12:00:39 GMT 2011 by Scrummy

nintendo 3ds aqua blue

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5

this is the 4th ds i have purchest kids love them very easy to use and the new colours are great searched web and found zavvi to be one of the cheapest with great delivery time.

Mon Nov 21 21:16:47 GMT 2011 by tellbell

Blue 3DS Console

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5

Great console, gorgeous blue colour, ideal christmas pressie!

Sat Oct 08 14:26:09 BST 2011 by Caffs

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5

I personally didn’t like the 3DS when I first tried it I played it for 10 minutes in a local game shop using the Augmented Reality Cards (AR) and walked away not impressed at all. I thought the screen wasn’t clear and very blurry and felt because of this playing the games where very difficult. I left with sore eyes and a sore head and didn’t think much of the machine at all and thought it wasn’t worth the price. However my son kept going on and on at me to buy one with this and the release of Zelda and a bit of a price drop on the console itself I thought I’d give the console another go so I went out and bought one. I can honestly say I was wrong about the 3DS. Once you see what the 3DS can do and once you get used to the 3D it is a very impressive piece of kit. When you first start up the 3DS you’ll go through a short setting up process which will help you calibrate the screen and show you the best sitting position for the best viewing and 3D experience for yourself. This will help get rid of that blur and distortion I mentioned before. Once set up you’ll find various apps already stored onto the system including: A 3D Camera the quality is ok and it doesn’t have a flash but in the right lighting conditions you can get some really nice 3D images Nintendo 3DS sound where you can record your own sounds Mii Maker to create your own Mii's There’s 2 games one which you will need AR cards that are provided with the console. Using these cards and the systems camera you play a variety of mini games including shooting targets and a sort of marble madness style game. There is also a game called Face Raiders where you can take pictures of family and friends and shoot them with balls whilst they fly round your living room. Once you’ve done a quick software update you’ll also have access to the eshop where you can view 3D trailers and download classic Nintendo and dsi ware games straight to you memory card. As well as the above the 3DS also has a built in pedometer, can be used to explorer the internet as well as play and compete with friends online there’s also a log to keep an eye how many steps you’ve walked how long you’ve been playing games and used the software etc. The 3D effect depends on the game your playing I own 4 games currently Zelda and Street Fighter which both have fantastic 3D effects these are games you’ll want to play in 3D however the other 2 games I currently own have ok 3D effects but don’t stand out as much as Zelda a SF4 and it wouldn’t make a great deal of difference playing these with the 3d switched off. 3D on or off though the graphics for the games themselves are a significant improvement over the DS. I’ve downloaded 3D trailers for Mario Kart, Mario, Star Fox and Resident Evil on to the 3DS all 4 look fantastic in 3D so I’m looking forward to those and hoping developers will take their time in releasing good looking 3D games rather than just rush games out to build up a decent sized back catalogue. The beauty of the 3DS though is you don’t have to play in 3D (although that’s the whole point I guess) if you feel like the 3D is getting to much you can switch to 2D my son doest like playing in 3D at all and prefers playing in 2D however I’ve constantly got the 3D switched on now that I’ve got used it. Having the 3D on though will drain you battery allot quicker but the 3DS does come with a handy doc station to charge the system or you can just plug it straight into the wall and play whilst charging. I’m glad I gave the 3DS a second look I’m quite happy what I paid for it and there are some fantastic games due out within the next year I just hope we get a Mario game sooner rather than later.

Thu Jul 07 17:01:03 BST 2011 by Cairns

3ds review

Total :

5

An amazing product that easily beats all other current hand-held consoles. At first it does put quite a bit of strain on your eyes and can give you a slight headache, but bear with it, because after you find your optimal viewing angle you will be simply blown away by the capabilities of this nifty little guy. Even the additional features that aren't optimised for 3d like the web browser and e shop work really smoothly and are entirely satisfying. 5 out of 5 stars and totally worth the money I paid for it.

Mon Jun 20 15:07:24 BST 2011 by Darren

3DS - The new Tchnology

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5

The new Nintendo 3DS, is the most technological console portable. You can think, why? Well, this incredible console has in it's hd the 3D technology installed, working with no need of glasses. Now you can think, just it? It Also has the same technology included in Wii and PS3, the motion sensor. What more to say? Well... just, to explore more this, you will need to buy!

Tue Mar 01 21:26:48 GMT 2011 by Roteus

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5

I went on one in game station and it was amazing I couldn't believe my eyes and the ar cards were amazing they work like a dream so cool then I went on face raiders and that was top quality 500,000,000 stars amazing

Sat Feb 26 17:31:57 GMT 2011 by Cal

love it

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4

I think it looks great sounds great and love the fact u can watch movies on it and the colour is nice two hope they bring out more bright colours i cant wait to get one i will be putting in a order.

Sun Jan 23 17:59:59 GMT 2011 by kirsty

love it

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4

I think it looks great sounds great and love the fact u can watch movies on it and the colour is nice two hope they bring out more bright colours i cant wait to get one i will be putting in a order.

Sun Jan 23 17:58:53 GMT 2011 by kirsty

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