The Nintendo 3DS: Finally Priced, Dated, And Delivered
The Nintendo 3DS went through an odd and public development process. But no matter, all was revealed today. The company finally went live with the portable gaming systems details nearly a year after its initial announcement that, well, dare we say, shocked the world.
Quick 3DS primer: The 3DS is the next-gen Nintendo DSi. The form factor is the same and it still uses a touchscreen for the bottom screen with glasses-free 3D screen above it. There’s an analog nub above the traditional 4-way pad and the top screen is 10% larger. The 3DS is backwards compatible with DS and DSI games; they’ll just work in boring ol’ 2D. There’s even a Blackberry-ish notification light on the top corner to indicate if data is incoming or outgoing.