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Share Your Experience with the 3D on Nintendo’s 3DS Console

March 28th, 2011 · 13 Comments · Other S3D Tech

Nintendo’s new 3DS portable console featuring an autostereoscopic 3D display and a 3D camera is now officially available in Europe and North America, after the earlier launch in Japan at the end of last month. And if you are among the first to get your hands on your brand new 3D console, you are welcome to share your feedback and experience with the 3D functionality it offers, things like how the games look like in 3D mode, how well does the 3D strength adjustment slider works, what do you think about the camera etc. I’ll try to get a press sample to do a review of the 3DS, but can’t promise anything as I do not plan to buy the console… don’t have the time to play on it and it will be pretty pointless to buy one just for a review ;)

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CubeGuy // Mar 28, 2011 at 17:51

    I’ll say this: The 3D works very well, but I dislike the overall silvery look to the top screen. It’s a little distracting.

  • 2 StarKnight // Mar 28, 2011 at 18:00

    Being a stereoscopic enthusiast I bought it on day-one. Auto stereoscopic display is much like the one of the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 (just a bit smaller) and much better than the W1 one. The 3D effect either with games or with pictures is impressive.
    I have also selected and converted/resized a hundred of pictures from my collection (taken with the Real 3D W1 & W3) to be seen on a 3DS to amaze my friends. You can download them from here:
    (simply extract the zip and its directories directly on the root of the SD)

  • 3 Sebastien // Mar 28, 2011 at 19:15

    Seems your link is not working anymore due to a 10 download limit

  • 4 Asgiov // Mar 28, 2011 at 19:38

    The 3D looks great… I’ve checked out some photographs on the system and objects pop off the screen clearly as much as a full inch.

    The angle is very picky though… being even SLIGHTLY off center can result in some crosstalk/ghosting… but at least it’s possible to get a perfect 3D image. And with NO glasses….

  • 5 Peter // Mar 28, 2011 at 21:50

    In terms of stereo 3D, it is an all round good time. The angle is picky but not anywhere neer the point where you want to give up. However when playing Rayman 3D, in the darker areas, ghosting is sometimes apparent.

    The battery life is my biggest gripe. No other good word than sucks for as you must ration the battery life by changing the screen brightness and switching to 2D. I have only used up one full charge which lasted about 4 maybe 5 hours. I still need to figure out what the life is like when in sleep mode for as that is when street pass and other features are still active.

    However when I did show it to my 3D hating friend, he was actually taken by the device.

  • 6 cybereality // Mar 28, 2011 at 22:22

    Best system ever. The 3d looks amazing and the ghosting is practically nothing. It has its faults, but the great 3d with no glasses makes up for it. 11 out of 10 stars.

  • 7 StarKnight // Mar 28, 2011 at 23:34

    Uploaded my pictures again:

    (this should have no limit)

  • 8 Daniel Stange // Mar 29, 2011 at 02:17

    So there is definitely ghosting on the device than? In extreme cases of black and whites mainly?

  • 9 Armand R // Mar 29, 2011 at 04:42

    the only ghosting i have noticed is if your positioned too far to one side…i havent noticed a ghosting effect if you are centered perfectly with it…

    the only issue i have with it is i havent been able to update the system software…i get an error every time i try

    that and the camera’s resolution is crap…im sure Nintendo will upgrade its quality with the 3DSi or whatever they come up with a year down the road

  • 10 Drew // Mar 29, 2011 at 05:23

    I LOVE IT. For most of the folks here, it should be no problem… strong 3D eye muscles… I have to say, the most impressive game for me is Rayman3D. Yes, its an old game ported, but the 3D can be realy fantastic. The game has allot of butterflys, dust motes… it seems to be a scripted effect, the 3D flattens out for cutscenes or anytime there is text…im not sure why. but in gameplay, bam! its nice.

    My biggest question… How can we get our 3D videos on this badboy! the OKgo video is so cool, but locked up in the system somewhere… my .mpo’s from my fuji look great, but take a while to load each one…

  • 11 jcredible // Mar 29, 2011 at 07:15

    Hmm… I tried a match of Street Fighter 4 today on a friend’s system and it just seemed ok. Maybe I need to give it another whirl?

  • 12 Thereisnomouse // Mar 29, 2011 at 13:43

    Like many of you I’m testing the 3DS since 3 days. Because of the launch line-up, it’s hard to make a good review of this system. I tried 3 games :

    – Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition :

    The only software that allows switch off the 3D for more fps. SSFIV @30fps looks weird and unfortunately when I’m playing online everyone is locked on 30fps : / which is insufficient for a fighting game.
    SSFIV is a good tech demo and as good as home versions. A must-have I think :)

    – Rige Racer 3D :

    When you launch the game, a beautifull cinematic is playing and …. surprise ! This is a s3D video !
    The game itself provides good driving sensations with the famous arcade drift / nitro gameplay. The 3D looks nice with a good framerate. Unfortunately, Namco choosed to not provide us the online experience, maybe the next time. :)

    -Rayman 3DS :

    Shame on Ubi-soft ! Even @ the lower value, an incredible ghosting appears. Furthermore, the framerate can be insanely slow. This kinda game is not good for the 3DS and the public feedback… Ubi-soft go home…

    -AR and multimedia :

    The 3DS brings the AR public experience in another stage. I hope the game dev will use it over and over ! Like in Nintendogs for example.

    In the last update, Nintendo gave us a sneak peak of the 3D video features, I think people could be glad to watch 3D TV shows and movies in their bed without glasses :)

    -Hardware :

    The gyro and the second 2D screen could be embarrassing, especially when you have to move fast the device or switch too much between the 3D and 2D screen… We’ll see how the devs will handle that in the future.

  • 13 Jeff // Mar 30, 2011 at 18:42

    I have 2 (4 people in the family that would play it) and love them both. My son’s has a very heavy blue/green cast to his screen, but it is somewhat brighter than mine. (Both are set to brightness of 5)

    The 3d is amazing, and I too have dumped several of my pictures to it with great results. I’ve been chewing on different 3d computers for months now to display my photos, but this actually does the job quite well!

    Pilotwings is very impressive, but unless you’re a completionist you’ll think it’s too short.

    OH! AND THANKS FOR THE PHOTOS! There should be a spot on this site where we can all do that. :)

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