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Nintendo 3DS Hands On‬ With Interesting Details about the 3D Support

February 8th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Other S3D Tech


No, I haven’t been able to get my hands on the Nintendo 3DS portable console yet. This is an interesting find from the reader Rhialto, who send in the news about a hands-on video of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS console by a guy in Australia. In the video Blunty3000 gets to play with the built in software including the Mii maker, some Augmented reality gaming using an AR card, Face Raiders using the cameras and the motion sensors, and even popping a DS game into the 3DS, Pokemon to see how the backwards compatibility does. But the most interesting part in the video, in regards to 3D support, are the samples of photos taken with the 3DS’s 3D cameras (640×480 resolution) and the confirmation that the 3D images are being saved in the MPO format and that should ensure broader compatibility with other 3D-capable solutions. The image quality looks decent enough, but you should not expect too much from the built-in 3D camera solution in the 3DS anyway. The Nintendo 3DS consoles will be available in Europe on March 25th with a price of €249.99 (Euro) and on March 27th for $249.99 USD in North America, and in Japan the release date is a month earlier on February 26th with a price of ¥25,000 (Japanese Yens).

- The Nintendo 3DS portable 3D-capable console is already available for pre-order…


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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 George // Feb 9, 2011 at 15:41

    Sorry for writing here, but it is the newest subject on your blog.

    Which 3D monitor would you recommend? I am interested in buying a 3D Vision (Nvidia) compatible 120 hz monitor and I can not decide. Please point out which you think is the best on the market right now. Thank you and congrats for your work.

  • 2 Bloody // Feb 9, 2011 at 15:59

    For stereo 3D mode – the 23-inch Planar SA2311W.

  • 3 George // Feb 9, 2011 at 16:17

    Thank you for your fast answer. Unfortunately I live in a country in Eastern Europe, so tech equipment gets here kind of slow. The Planar is not available at any of the tech shops in my country.

    Here is a list of 3D monitors available in my country: http://www.pcgarage.ro/monitoare-lcd/filtre/general-compatibil-3d-da/ along with the Benq 2410T which I can find at another shop.

    Could you please point out the best out of the list I gave you, including the LG, the Asus, the Acer, the Alienware? Thanks a lot.

  • 4 Bloody // Feb 9, 2011 at 17:20

    So go for either the LG (best in overall), or the Asus (a bit less ghosting, but the screen is glossy)… my first impressions from the BenQ were not very positive and I haven’t tested only the Alienware, but it is an older model already, so the newer ones should be better in terms of performance.

  • 5 Rakayos // Mar 28, 2011 at 00:18

    Hy, there…
    I’ve purchased a 3DS and thought I could give you my first impression : It’s totally cool !!!
    I’ve got only one game (Lego Starwars 3) but I’ve tested most of the games of the line-up and I can tell you that the 3D effect is amazing.
    It had the same effect on me than the 3Dvison: once you’ve tried it you never want to go back to 2D !!
    Today there was an update: a short 3D film was avalaible to watch on the 3Ds and it works pretty well.
    It was nothing like a 3DBD but it was like watching a video from 3dvisionlive.com WITHOUT THE GLASSES !

    Soon, an Internet browser will be available for the Nintendo 3DS and I wonder if I will be able to watch 3D videos from YouTube3D… That would be great…

    Anyway, if you’re a 3D addict and a Nintendo fan, just buy it, you won’t be disapointed.

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