On February 26 of next year, the Nintendo 3DS is launching in Japan. The following month, the portable will go on sale in the West. Let's have a look at what's included and at the portable's official and final specs:
The Nintendo 3DS comes bundled with a charger stand (above), an AC adapter, a 10cm Nintendo 3DS touch pen, a 2GB SD card, six augmented reality cards as well as instruction booklets.
According to Nintendo, the new functions include a slide pad, a motion sensor and a gyro-sensor.
The portable will have parental controls like the Nintendo DSi and the DSi XL portables before it.
It is possible to play games downloaded off the 3DS's Virtual Console as well as games downloaded onto a Nintendo DSi and DSi XL. The Nintendo 3DS works with game cartridges in the Nintendo DS series.
The Nintendo 3DS is 134mm by 74mm. It is 21mm thick and weighs 230 grams.
The top screen is 3.53 inches and with an liquid crystal display of 800 x 240 pixels. The button screen is 3.02 inches with a liquid crystal display of 320 x 240 pixels.
It has two outer 0.3 megapixel cameras and one inside the portable's clamshell.
The Nintendo 3DS has WiFi functionality.
There is a game cartridge slot, an SD card slot, a slot for the AC adapter and headphone jack. Stereo speakers are on the right and left of the portable's upper shell. It has a mic, too.
Cartridges for the Nintendo 3DS are the same size as cartridges in the Nintendo DS line. As with the DS line, the Nintendo 3DS is powered by a lithium ion battery.