The Nintendo 3DS is launching in Japan on February 26th 2011. The following month on March 2011, the 3DS is expected to go on sale in Western markets. Check out the official and final specs of the 3DS and price:
The Nintendo 3DS will come with a charger stand, an AC adapter, a 10cm Nintendo 3DS touch pen, a 2GB SD card, six augmented reality cards as well as instruction booklets. Two colors will be available at launch: “Aqua Blue” and “Cosmos Black”. The Nintendo 3DS is priced in Japan at ¥25,000 (USD$300). Expect the Nintendo 3DS to be initially priced around 15k pesos once it becomes available in the Philippines.
According to Nintendo, the new functions include a slide pad, a motion sensor and a gyro-sensor. The 3DS will have parental controls like the Nintendo DSi and the DSi XL portables before it. It is possible to play games downloaded off the 3DS’s Virtual Console as well as games downloaded onto a Nintendo DSi and DSi XL. The Nintendo 3DS works with game cartridges in the Nintendo DS series.The Nintendo 3DS is 134mm by 74mm. It is 21mm thick and weighs 230 grams.
The top screen is 3.53 inches and with an liquid crystal display of 800 x 240 pixels. The button screen is 3.02 inches with a liquid crystal display of 320 x 240 pixels. It has two outer 0.3 megapixel cameras and one inside the portable’s clamshell. The Nintendo 3DS also has WiFi functionality.
There is a game cartridge slot, an SD card slot, an slot for the AC adaptor and headphones jack. Stereo speakers are on the right and left of the portable’s upper shell. It has a mic, too. Cartridges for the Nintendo 3DS are the same size as cartridges in the Nintendo DS line. As with the DS line, the Nintendo 3DS is powered by a lithium ion battery.