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Nintendo 3DS To Be Released In February/March 131

Posted by Soulskill
from the now-with-more-dimensions dept.
angry tapir writes "Nintendo's 3DS, the first portable game device with 3D graphic technology, will go on sale in Japan on Feb. 26 next year. The 3DS will cost ¥25,000 (US$298), Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's president, told a packed news conference in Chiba, Japan. It will launch in Europe, Australia and the US in March." Nintendo also detailed a number of games that will launch at or near the same time, and they said the online shop would get some improvements
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Nintendo 3DS To Be Released In February/March

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  • by walshy007 (906710) on Thursday September 30, 2010 @02:29AM (#33744222)

    Very hackable, very cheaply too (flash cards are a dime a dozen these days), there's an open source sdk called devkitpro that will handle all your dev needs also.

    Limitations to consider though, the ds only has 4mb of ram, and it's 3d hardware is not too crash hot, it has no floating point units at all and does everything in 16-bit fixed point.

  • Re:$300. Ugh (Score:4, Informative)

    by wiredlogic (135348) on Thursday September 30, 2010 @04:06AM (#33744620)

    Notice that the original price is set at 25000 Yen. It will likely sell at $250, £250, and 250 euros.

  • Re:Not first. (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 30, 2010 @07:22AM (#33745306)

    a game that looked like a pair of binoculars

    Sounds like Tomy's "Tomytronic" [google.co.uk] games. Those things are pretty great actually ... especially the tank one. The 3D effect is decent and I used to play them for hours without the fatigue that the virtual boy apparently suffered from.

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