The Nintendo 3DS, the much hyped about “no glasses” 3D portable gaming console, has just launched in Japan yesterday, while those interested in the United States will have to wait till late March to get their hands on one. The launch price of the 3DS will be around 25,000 yen, which is the equivalent of almost 30 dollars.The device uses the dual screen design that the Nintendo DS uses,
the only difference being the ability to play 3D titles which is rendered even
more exciting by the fact that the users aren’t required to wear those silly
glasses for experiencing the 3D effect.
Along come features such as a gyroscope and an accelerometer
which enable the gaming device to deliver a much improved gaming experience and
control to the users. It is also capable of taking 3D photos. The platform is
available in two colors, blue and black, at the moment.
The real talking point which has captured the attentions of
the whole world with this device is its innovative and first-of-its-kind
“glassless” 3D rendering capabilities. Nintendo has been actively encouraging
the game developers for their platform to come up with new titles which can use
this 3D capability of the device and thus add more appeal to their titles. The
only issue being the developer’s inability to use 3D very effectively in
average games where it isn’t much required. However, this dilemma hasn’t quite
subdued the feelings of the developers who have been investing liberally on the
titles for the 3DS. Nintendo claims that the launch in the US will come with 18
titles for the device which include the in-house and third party productions.