Nintendo World News – Full Japanese 3DS Launch Details Inside

This news is a few days old, but I was waiting for a couple of surprise announcements to happen that never did.  So what I’ve done is compiled some of the biggest news and placed it all here in one easy to read article.  If you’re even remotely interested in the 3DS, well sit back and enjoy the ride.  A big shout out goes to Andriasang for some of the hardware pics.

Looks sexy, doesn't it?

Platform Name: Nintendo 3DS

Japanese Launch Date: February 26

Japanese Launch Price: ¥25,000 (~$300USD)

Number of SKUs: Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black

What’s in the box?

  • Nintendo 3DS system
  • Nintendo 3DS charging cradle
  • Nintendo 3DS AC adapter
  • Nintendo 3DS touch pen
  • SD Memory Card (2 gigabytes)
  • 6 AC Cards (for use with compatible software)
  • Simple Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Battery Life:

    To fully charge: 3.5 hours
    Play time for 3DS software using medium screen brightness: 3 hours to 5 hours

    Play time for DS software using medium screen brightness: 5 to 8 hours
    Built-in software?

  • Nintendo 3DS Camera
  • Nintendo 3DS Sound
  • Mii Studio
  • Street Pass Mii Plaza (Surechigai Mii Hiroba)
  • AR Games
  • Activity Log (Omoide Kirokucho)
  • Face Shooting (Kao Shooting)
  • Launch Titles:

    Nintendogs & Cats
    Winning Eleven Soccer 3D
    Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
    Samurai Warriors: Chronicle
    Puzzle Bobble 3D
    Ridge Racer 3D
    Battle of the Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
    Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle

    Dead of Alive Dimensions (Release date: March 24) Trailer

    Hardware gallery including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Screenshots.

    Resident Evil Revelations Footage:

    22 thoughts on “Nintendo World News – Full Japanese 3DS Launch Details Inside”

    1. I must admit I’m surprised by the battery life. 3 to 5 hours on medium brightness is about what the PSP has. That likely mean around 2 to 4 hours on high brightness. That’s uncharacteristic for Nintendo and brings the 3DS in line with the iPhone and other portable phones.

      What do you think of RE Steven?

    2. Not surprised by the battery life at all. At first I was taken aback since I vividly remember claiming that the 3DS battery life will excel previous models. But after putting everything into consideration: the handheld’s power and 3D tech, it’s logical enough for the first-gen 3DS. After all, it’s almost like the PSP’s default battery life too…and both are powerful machines.

      What I would’ve loved Nintendo to pull off is offer replaceable detachable batteries just like the PSP. Perhaps in the near future they can offer an extended retail battery for sale just like the PSP…instead of waiting for the next 3DS model for better life.

    3. That’s something I never liked about the PSP… it had short battery life. If you have an extra battery that’s fine, but I used to bring my GameBoy’s on long rides all the time before…. I’m talking 6-12 hour bus trips or hockey trips when I was younger. The 3DS won’t last even half that now which doesn’t make it very portable.

      It doesn’t affect me much since I don’t play portables anymore. Most people I know play there portable systems at home, which doesn’t make much sense when you could be playing your 360 or PS3.

      I’m actually considering buying an i-phone. I saw Mal’s model and was quite impressed. The games aren’t half-bad too, although they don’t match what you’ll find on the PSP (or DS) for the most part. Still, the price is right and there’s even achievements. The only problem is the monthly cost.

      1. That’s where Apple has been killing, via the iPod Touch. It’s an iPhone 4, minus the phone. Thereby eliminating the monthly cost and allowing millions of younger players to have access to the device.

        It’s about 6 to 7 months old already and at this point I’m just going to wait until June to buy the iPhone 5. Every summer we get another iPhone so I don’t think it’ll be worth it for me to jump in right now.

        I will admit, the iPhone 4 is one incredible piece of tech. I’m fairly certain the iPhone 5 will be more evolutionary than revolutionary. Something like the iPhone 3Gs was to the iPhone 3G.

    4. Well without the phone, it would be useless for me. I need a cell so yeah. I have one right now but its pretty outdated. If only there would be a way to get internet here without paying for a useless home phone line which I really don’t need. I could afford an Iphone without that extra 30$ a month.

    5. I’m confused here. You’re using your home phone line for Net access? Why can’t you just hook it up via your cable provider? That would save you the cost of the home phone line.

    6. Ya hearst doesn’t have internet by cable, and you can’t even get internet with a dry loop system.

    7. They also probably don’t have faster than 5mb/s.
      Oh and the worst (I don’t know if it’s still like that) is that it fucks up weekly where you need to wait a few hours so ’till they fix it.

    8. No wait! I got mixed up. Internet fuck up was once a month. The weekly fuck up was power failure! Sometimes just a flash but still enough to screw up lot of things.

    9. Lots more stores that need their chips delivered! Haha

      Game testing is hard to get into during this season though…

    10. I can just imagine Steven in game testing with his technical prowess lol ;) You can do virtually anything here man. You could be a gigolo, a homeless person, you anything! You just have to set your mind to it.

      Boy this week has sucked for gaming news.

    11. If I could get a job that pays as much (or more) then what I have now, I wouldn’t hesitate to move. My high-school diploma doesn’t seem to impress that much. For some reason, people with degrees get better jobs. Go figure.

    12. Finish up on your “reporter” diploma in Montreal! Think of the possibilities of Habs reports!

    13. The battery life doesn’t really bother me. While it is a lot shorter, which is a drag, I think that’s ok. I bring portables with me all the time when I’m at school and work, so whenever I get the chance I love to play with them. Even then, I never get the chance to play for more than 3 hours at a time as is, so that leaves plenty of opportunities to recharge them. I’d just have to remember to recharge it, which is hardly a big deal, lol.

      I’m super psyched for the games though. I probably can’t afford it right away when it comes out, but man this is my most wanted system in quite some time. Resident Evil Revelations looks amazing, I can’t wait to play it. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright and Mega Man Legends 3 are my most anticipated games though.

    14. Given my playing habits as of late this will probably be a system I’ll buy for COE more so than myself. The games do indeed look impressive, but whenever I’m on the go I just don’t have the time to play anything. Heck even at home I find it hard to find time to play games lately.

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