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3D glassless portable gaming enters the Uk marketplace

Friday, March 25, 2011

Today sees the eagarly anticipated Uk launch of the Ninendo DS3d.  The first 3D gaming device to enter the UK market, that also doesn't require special glasses to view the extra dimension.

Nintendo DS3d

Priced between £175 and £229, the device isn't cheap when compared against Sony's Blue ray games console PS3, and Microsofts Xbox 360.

Initial games releases are:

Pilotwings Resort
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
The Sims 3
PES 2011 3D - Pro Evolution Soccer
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Ridge Racer 3D
Super Monkey Ball 3D
Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
Asphalt 3D
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D
Rayman 3D

Whats new?

  • Widescreen 3D top screen displaying full 3D visuals
  • Cartridge slot is backward compatible, it plays DS Lite, DSi as well.
  • D-pad, four fascia buttons and two bumper buttons for traditional DS gameplay.
  • New pen-like stylus for comfy touch screen control.
  • Analogue stick for precise control.
  • Two digital cameras for taking 3D pictures.
  • Bottom touch screen for stylus-based interaction.
  • Motion sensor and gyro for tilt-based control.
  • 3D depth slider to toggle between 2D and 3D settings.
  • Wi-Fi online connectivity and new StreetPass system letting you connect with friends and download new content.

 

The battery however is only 4-5hrs in 3D mode, which is disappointing, so there is scope for this product to improve.

Launched on the same days as Ipad2 tablet computer, gadget fans will be having a bumper end to the week.


By Andrew Sin, created on: 25/03/2011 01:49PM