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Nintendo 3DS Aqua Blue

Platform : Nintendo 3DS
4.4 out of 5 stars 750 customer reviews

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  • Nintendo 3DS offers a new way to play, 3D without the need for special glasses. The 3D Depth Slider lets your determine how much 3D you want to see.
  • Play 3D games and take 3D pictures with Nintendo 3DS. One inner camera and two outer cameras. Resolutions are 640 x 480 for each camera. Lens are single focus and uses the CMOS capture element.
  • Connect to a deeper wireless experience with SpotPass and StreetPass, giving you more exclusive content and connecting you with other Nintendo 3DS users
  • Complete with an adjustable stylus, 6 AR cards, and fun built-in software such as Face Raiders, Nintendo 3DS Sound, and the Mii Maker application
  • Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under
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Product Description

Product Description

Nintendo 3DS - Aqua Blue

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Modern handheld gaming has long been dominated by Nintendo and Sony. Each hardware manufacturer has multiple viable offerings derived either directly, or evolving from the respective DS and PlayStation Portable product lines. All of these devices are impressive multifunctional devices, with designs meant to encourage gameplay on the go, integration with the Internet, backwards compatibility to previous games, and so on, but each goes about this in different ways. Taking a few minutes to examine the main features, and getting more familiar with available options, accessories and possible limitations of each handheld is the optimal way to determine which is the best choice for a player.

Handheld Console Choices

 
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo DSi/DSi XL
PSP
PSPgo
PlayStation Vita
Suggested Retail Price (prices may vary)
$169.99
$149.99/$169.99
$149.99
$199.99
$249.99 - $299.99
(February 2012)
Display
Dual screen: upper - 3.53" LCD, lower - 3.02" LCD touch screen
Dual screen, backlit, 3.25"/4.2", LCD with 256 x 192 resolution
4.3" full transparent
3.8" full transparent
5" OLED multi-touch screen
Internal Usable Memory
64 MB
NA
64 MB
16 GB
TBD
External Media Storage
SD memory card
SD memory card
Sony Memory Stick Duo
Memory stick micro
New proprietary "NVG" flash cards
Size
5.3" (l) x 2.9" (w) x 0.8" (h)
5.4" (w) x 2.9" (l) x 0.74" (h) / 6.3" (w) x 3.6" (l) x 0.84" (h)
6.7 (w) x 2.7" (w) x 0.7" (h)
5.0 (w) x 2.71" (h) x 0.65" (d)
7.2 (l) x 3.3" (w) x 0.73" (d)
Weight
8 oz.
7.5/11.1 oz.
6.7 oz.
5.5 oz.
TBD
Colors
Aqua Blue, Flaming Red, Cosmo Black
7.5 oz.
Piano black (other colors via bundles)
Piano black, Pearl white
Black (other colors to follow)
Backwards Compatibility
Plays most DS and DSi games
Plays all DS games
Plays all PSP games in UMD format, or available via download; also plays downloadable PS1 games for PSP
Plays all PSP games available via download and PS1 games for PSP
Plays all PSP games available via download and PS1 games for PSP
Wireless Communications
Supports local Nintendo wireless connectivity between devices and IEEE802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity
Supports local Nintendo wireless connectivity between devices and IEEE802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity
Local ad hoc connectivity between PSP devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options
Local ad hoc connectivity between PSP devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options
3G support in one or two hardware releases; standard ad hoc connectivity between devices and infrastructure Wi-Fi connection options in both
Online Media Portal
Nintendo eShop
Nintendo DSi Shop
PlayStation Network
PlayStation Network
PlayStation Network
Streaming Video
Netflix*
No
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
PSN movie rentals, and other video content
Internet Browser
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Console Integration
Yes, with Wii
Yes, with Wii
Yes, with PS3
Yes, with PS3
Yes, with PS3
Game Media
Game card and digital download
Game card and digital download
UMD disc and digital download
Digital download
Digital download, alternate media TBD
Online Multiplayer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Local Wireless Multiplayer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Estimated Battery Life
3-8 hrs
3-14 hrs
4-6 hours
4-6 hours
TBD
Input Method
Touch screen, face and shoulder buttons, circle pad, motion/gyro sensor
Touch screen, face and shoulder buttons
Analog stick, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Analog stick, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Front and rear touch inputs, 2 analog sticks, D-pad, face buttons and shoulder buttons
Digital Camera(s)
3 (0.3 megapixels); 3D capabilities
2 (0.3 megapixels)
No
No
2
Built-in Microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Graphic Quality
Top adjustable 3D screen - 800 x 240 resolution; lower screen - 320 x 240 resolution
256 x 192 resolution
480 x 272 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
480 x 272 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
960 x 544 resolution
(16:9 aspect ratio)
General Game Price Range
Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99
Standard:
$19.99 - $39.99
Downloads:
$1.99 - $4.99

Online Play and Functionality

The wireless revolution in personal electronics has made online functionality and connectivity to the Internet a huge focus in handheld gaming. Every handheld console has an online arena that has either been built specifically for it, or that has been adapted to suit the needs of online players. By utilizing these portals players can greatly expand their chosen platform's potential, maximize gaming fun and increase the overall entertainment value of their devices.

Nintendo eShop logo

The Nintendo eShop is your one-stop shop for exciting downloadable games, videos, applications, and so much more. Discover all-new 3D software, plus legendary titles from gaming past remastered in 3D. Revisit with classic portable "Virtual Console" games starring Mario, Link, many other faces from the Nintendo catalog of games. Gain access to hundreds of previously released DSiWare games, applications and much more. Browsing the Nintendo eShop is incredibly easy, and fun. Find any title in seconds, then view screenshots, game info, and even video to help you make your purchase. You'll even find details and 3D video of Nintendo 3DS games available at retail stores. All games are able to be saved in your own custom wishlist so you can always remember the titles you want to get.

DSiWare logo

DSiWare through the DSi Shop is a service that allows DSi players to download games and applications directly to their handheld console in exchange for DSi Points purchased through a local retailer. Experience new and innovative gameplay, fresh takes on the classics-and much more. Just shop, download, and enjoy. Visiting the DSi Shop is easy, just establish wireless broadband connection, click on the Nintendo DSi Shop icon from your menu screen and browse the shop and use Nintendo DSi Points. Games and applications can be saved to SD cards (sold separately).

PlayStation Network logo

PlayStation Network is an all access pass not only to a world of gaming, but also one of entertainment at-large. The service is 100% free, only requiring a PlayStation handheld (or a PS3) and a broadband connection to the Internet Once you are in visit the PlayStation Store where users can download games, first run and classic movies, previews, DLC add-ons for games, game demos, music and original PlayStation oriented streaming video content. Purchases can be made using a credit card or a PlayStation Network Card purchased offline. Content can be stored on external media or within the hard drive of the PSPgo.

* Existing Netflix unlimited membership account required.


Product Information

ASIN B002I090AG
Release date March 27, 2011
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 750 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,077 in videogames
#14 in Video Games > Nintendo 3DS > Consoles
Pricing The strikethrough price is the List Price. Savings represents a discount off the List Price.
Product Dimensions 5.3 x 0.8 x 2.9 inches
Media: Video Game

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By AlexJouJou TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 27, 2011
I've been a huge Nintendo fan since the GBA. So it stands to reason I'd get the 3DS. There are many good things about this system that make it an excellent purchase (perhaps not a "must buy" but a great purchase nonetheless!):

- Graphics are sharp, crisp, colors pop and overall it is ultra pleasing to the eye
- I love the color (I got Aqua Blue) and surprisingly it is not a fingerprint magnet
- Enhanced options and potentially netflix and some game boy and game boy color remakes virtual
- Analog stick is responsive, easy to use, and us fans can say Nintendo finally heard us!
- I was very surprised to hear a rich vibrant sound coming from this unit. I didn't have headphones on and it was much better than the DSiXL unit
- The menu navigations are good but the three buttons do take some getting used to
- The stylus feels classy and I love the adjustability of it - very nice for all types of hands

There are many other benefits to this system and my fellow reviewer's have covered most of them. I myself use the unit to play games - I typically don't take photo's or surf the web or do various other sort of extra things. Sleep mode would be a good example - where you can put your 3DS in sleep mode and it does various things. If you are interested in those then check out the excellent video reviews posted.

However I have a caveat for anyone that suffers from migraine's or headaches. I played for an hour and a half in 3D last night and I had a massive migraine this morning. I felt the beginnings of a headache last night but I didn't expect to be hit with the whole light sensitive, nausea and vomiting, misery of this morning. So I searched the net to find out if that was a potential issue and sure enough it is. Does that mean I won't play my 3DS?
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In this review I will give a quick summary of each feature of the Nintendo 3DS

1) Design - The Nintendo 3DS is slightly smaller but heavier than the Nintendo DSi. If you own a DSi XL you may be disappointed with the screen size. Gamers who have owned a DSi will feel right at home. My honest opinion is that the screen isn't that small. In fact the 3D screen is almost the same size as an itouch 4 screen. I bought the blue 3DS; although it appears more like a green color. It reminds me a lot of the original GameCube. Located on the left side of the device is the volume slider. The Wireless switch is on the right side. This saves you from having to go into system setting to connect to the internet. 3DS slider located on the side of top screen. Below the touchscreen is the Select, Home, and Start button. The Home button will become your new friend!

2)3D- Luckily there is a 3D slighter. Each person will see the 3D differently. When having the 3D on full, I have trouble focusing. However, after adjusting the slighter I was able to view the 3D without much strain. After playing for 1 hour I DIDN'T experience a headache; although, my eyes become a little watery. As with anything that requires focus, from reading to staring at a computer screen, taking breaks frequent is always recommended. When viewing any kind of 3D images (TV, movies etc.), some people might experience minor discomfort. I recommend that you play when you are not sleepy. Nintendo recommends breaks. Take them. You should be taking the same amount of time away from the 3DS as you do a computer or TV.

3) Battery life - I have managed to get 6.0 hours out of one charge with 3D ON. However, I have kept wireless off when I'm in my house and do not feel like playing online.
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Rating 5 Stars = I love it!

Having played the 3DS for nearly two weeks on and off, I am ready to type up my review. This is a review of the system overall. I have had a DS Lite, DSi and DSiXL, so I've had a good taste of the technology. The 3DS is Nintendo's "New" console. That's right, it is not another iteration of the previous DS systems, it is considered a new console, like when the Wii came out. With that in mind, here is my review.

I have been playing Pilotwings Resort as well as all the other system-included apps. The first thing I noticed is the much improved graphics. The graphics remind me more of the Wii graphics. I haven't seen all the other games available, however Pilotwings was done very well. The graphics were smooth and fluid--this is easily noticed due to the improved performance this device is capable of.

The improvements in this system:

Visuals:
The screen resolution is much more sharp than previously available. The touch screen is about as big as the DSi's touch screen so if you're going form a DSi, you won't be disappointed in the least. In fact, I've heard folks complain about how small the screens are--not so! The top screen is a wide screen, so now you'll be able to enjoy all the new games in widescreen! Don't think it makes a difference? Just give it a try. Playing Pilotwings in 3D really does make a difference. I am very satisfied with the screen quality, resolution, color etc. They chose a great quality screen and it will be exciting to see what games will put a smile on our faces in the future.

The next improvements are the apps. It comes with face raiders, AR games and the Mii plaza. These are just to add value to the device and are nice to showcase what the 3DS is capable of.
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