Are you a lapsed gamer? Did you used to love piling hours of your life into
gaming, but find that the videogames of today just don’t appeal to you? Then
a Nintendo 3DS might be just what you need.
First of all, it’s more than happy to play 99% of the games released for any
of the DS consoles. That opens the door to a whole world of ports and
remakes of classic games such as Broken Sword, Impossible Mission, Super
Mario 64, Sonic the Hedgehog, and a great many more. So why not simply pick
up a DS? Well, let me tell you why.
Firstly, its new lower price (you can find the Best Price 3DS
here) means that, bizarrely, the 3DS is placed at the
same price point as the most expensive DS model at some retailers. In
addition to that, if you can pick up a secondhand unit that connected to
Nintendo’s proprietary eShop while the machine was still selling for full
price, you’ll be entitled to download ten classic NES games and ten GBA
(Game Boy Advance) games for free, thanks to Nintendo’s ‘ambassador’
promotion. Qualification is tied to the hardware itself, not user accounts
that require personal information.
The aforementioned eShop already carries several classics to buy and
download directly to the device, with many more planned. Relive classics
such as the original Game Boy’s Super Mario Land in all its original
monochrome glory, exactly as it was way back when! Or perhaps you’d prefer a
slightly more recent, more colourful game such as Link’s Awakening DX. Or
how about ExciteBike, with the same classic gameplay but smoother graphics
and optional 3D effect?
Finally, a wave of retail games which bring back classics with improved
graphics and the optional 3D effect has already begun to wash onto shelves.
Eternal classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has already received
the 3D remake treatment, as has Rayman 2. Starfox 64 has just been released
at time of writing, with a Metal Gear Solid 3 reboot to be made available in
the coming months. Who knows? Reliving the glory of games gone past that
take the advantage of today’s technology just might give you a taste for
some more recent titles.
The new HD version would be available in late 2012, five years after the release of its predecessor.
In recent years, the Nintendo was crowned as leader of sales in this sector, a leadership that has been threatened in recent months by the absence of news about the device. Japan but the company is not willing to lose their market position and still kept an ace up his sleeve. Renewed high-definition Wii could unravel this summer as part of the E3 video game trade show to be held in Los Angeles from 7 to 9 June.
More powerful than Xbox 360 and Playstation 3
This console, with no name defined, would be more powerful than the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 and Nintendo may already be showing a prototype to developers in order to begin preparing titles for the device as soon as possible, says Kotaku.
The new version of Wii in HD would be available in late 2012, five years after the release of its predecessor, but so ready to conquer the hearts (and pockets) of Social players like her.
The new console can see three-dimensional images without glasses.
Earlier today hundreds of users lined up to several Tokyo department stores eager to be the first to get their hands on the 3ds, most of them had already booked over the internet on January 20 when it opened within orders. With a price close to $ 305 (579,200 pesos), Internet bookings for the Nintendo 3DS came to be exhausted in less than two hours on sites like Amazon and Rakuten, and at noon on Saturday and it was impossible to find a buy electronics stores in Tokyo.
The market launch in Japan comes a month before the 3DS get to Europe, on 25 March, and the United States two days later.
The brand new Nintendo handheld console weighs 230 grams and has a 3.25-inch top screen for 3D images and a touch less than 3.02 inches, plus two outdoor cameras which can take stereo images.
It also has a side switch that deactivates the three dimensional effect when the user wants, something the company should do when the players are children under six years.
It is also supported via WiFi connection with other versions of the DS, including DSiLL DSi and the Wii, and features an automatic connection system, dubbed ‘Street pass’which allows the exchange of information among its users in the style of social networking.
Although the price is above models such as the Nintendo DS or Wii, Nintendo hopes that the 3DS consolidate its dominance in front of other portable devices like Sony PSP or smartphone.
It also seeks to recover the share of sales lost by the DS and the Wii, two successful products but old: the end of March, the manufacturer of Kyoto 3DS hopes that the global sales reached about 4 million units.
Its predecessor, the Nintendo DS, launched in 2004, had sold over 130 million units worldwide through December 2010.
For fiscal year 2010 ending in March 2011, Nintendo expects sales of its entire DS (including 3DS) are placed in more than 23 million units, compared to 16 million units of the Wii.
For the moment we offer in Japan just a dozen games for your console in 3D, including titles such as “Winning Eleven (Pro Evolution) Soccer ‘or’ Super Street Fighter IV ‘, but the catalog is expected to expand in the coming months .
With his latest venture, Nintendo seeks to gain ground against its main rival Sony and advancing opad or devices like the Apple iPhone, which has not hidden its intention to compete directly with the two Japanese giants for market leadership videjouegos laptops.
Amid this competition, between April and December 2010 (first nine months of fiscal Japan) Nintendo profits fell 74 percent, which the company blamed the strong yen and falling sales for a months short of news.
So has pinned his hopes on the 3D market, while its competitor Sony expects to launch later this year which will be the successor to the PSP, a new portable console tentatively named as Next Generation Portable (NGP).
This device will have Wi-Fi, touch screen OLED five inches, a resolution four times greater than its predecessor and 3G connection, allowing you to be continuously connected to mobile networks.
In just over two weeks we will know details of the new Nintendo portable in the event held in the city of Amsterdam.
Netherlands with host New York on 19 and 20 of the same month a small can transform 3D images thanks to its graphics chip. 3DSNintendo console will announce further titles to accompany this in its output, besides giving us dates and prices for everyone. The newest hardware and known only wearing a graphics processor 200 as PICA (in this case the GPU) and 96MB of memory.
Latest information also ensured a low of 1,300 mAh battery and can be short for gamers. Nintendo advised not to play over 30 minutes straight. Clearly the company has been one step ahead of its competitors in technology and in 2011 plans to provide another with Nintendo 3DS.
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