The tech world is buzzing today with the announcement of the Nintendo 3DS.
The Nintendo 3DS will release in the US on March 27 for $250. It will be available in two colors: Aqua Blue and Midnight Black. Nintendo expects to sell four million Nintendo 3DS devices by March 31, 2011, which marks the end of its fiscal year. The company expects to sell 15 million Nintendo 3DS games in that time frame. The new system will debut in Japan on Feb. 26 before heading to the U.S.
Nintendo 3DS comes with a 3.53-inch top screen and a 3.02-inch bottom touch screen. It has three cameras - one inner and two outer - to deliver the 3D effect and take 3D pictures. It includes a motion sensor, a gyro sensor and even a slide pad that allows 360-degree analog input.
Nintendo DS games will play in both 2D or 3D, as the slide pad that allows gamers to control the depth, or "parallax barrier," of the on-screen action. Nintendo will support the new system with new iterations of franchises like Mario Kart, Paper Mario, StarFox, and Animal Crossing. Some of the third party games shipping for the portable device include EA Sports' Madden NFL Football, Capcom's Resident Evil Revelations, Activision's DJ Hero 3D, and Namco Bandai's Ridge Racer.
Will you buy a Nintendo 3DS?