Nintendo 3DS FAQ

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Apr 19, 2010

Nintendo 3DS FAQ by soulx at 11:36 PM (60,063 Views / 0 Likes) 266 Comments

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    News and Updates


    3/25/2011 The 3DS is released in Europe
    1/19/2011 Nintendo reveals the price and release date of the NA and EU 3DS
    9/29/2010 - Nintendo reveals the Japanese price and release date of the 3DS


    WARNING! Spoilers inside!


    Popular Questions
    • Q: What is the Nintendo 3DS?

      A - The Nintendo 3DS is the successor to the Nintendo DS system. It can produce 3D effects that can be viewed without the need for 3D glasses.
    • Q: How does it let you see a 3D image without glasses??

      A - The Nintendo 3DS produces a 3D effect using autostereoscopy. Think of the 3DS's top screen as showing two images at the same time, and having another screen (the parallax barrier) over it to allow each eye to see one screen at once.
    • Q: What does the Nintendo 3DS come with?

      A - The Nintendo 3DS comes packaged with one stylus, charger stand, charger, several augmented reality cards, a 2GB SD Card and several booklets (manual, Club Nintendo code, etc.).
    • Q: Does it have backwards compatibility with DS Games?

      A - The Nintendo 3DS has backwards compatibility with Nintendo DS and DSi games.
    • Q: How much does it cost?

      A - It cost $169.99 in North America. In Europe, Nintendo is letting retailers set the price. The current average price as of the time of writing is €169.99. In Japan, it costs 15,000¥ yen.
    • Q: When was the Nintendo 3DS released??

      A - It was released in February 26th, 2011 in Japan, March 27th, 2011 in North America and March 25th, 2011 in Europe.
    • Q: When will a flashcart be made/when will it be hacked?

      A - Nobody knows when a flashcart that can access 3DS-Mode will be released. The Nintendo 3DS has been hacked to work in DS-Mode, though. Consult my 3DS Hacking FAQ for more information.
    • Q: What GPU (graphics processing unit) is used??

      A - The GPU used in the Nintendo 3DS, is the PICA200 made by Digital Media Professionals.
    • Q: How big are the screens?

      A - The top screen is a 3.53-inch 15:9 screen that can display 3D effects. The touch screen is 3.02-inches.
    • Q: Will you be able to adjust the 3D effect??

      A - Yes, there is a slider on the right side of the top screen.
    • Q: Where are save files stored?

      A - DS/3DS games save to the cartridge, DSiWare games save to the system itself and eShop games save to the SD card.

    3DS XL or 3DS?


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    The 3DS XL offers 90% larger screens at 4.88" for the top-screen (versus 3.02 for the 3DS). It also features numerous cosmetic improvements including the removal of the 3D light, the Start-Home-Select buttons turned into actual tactile buttons, the screen-scratching issue fixed thanks to small nubs on the top of the system and an improved D-Pad.

    You might be wondering whether the 3DS XL is portable enough to bring with you outside. Well the 3DS XL is similar in size to the DSi XL and the Vita so if you're able to bring those with you, you should have no problem with this.

    3DS firmware updates

    WARNING! Spoilers inside!


    http://gbatemp.net/t...working-on-3ds/

    Specs

    Top Screen:
    3.53-inch 15:9 LCD display, that can display 3D effects; 800x240 resolution (400 pixels are allocated for each eye to enable 3D viewing).

    Touch Screen:
    3.02-inch LCD with 320x240 pixel resolution with a touch screen.

    Cameras:
    One inner camera and outer camera with 640x480 (0.3 Mega) pixel resolution. The outer camera has two lenses to allow 3D pictures to be taken.

    Pre-Installed Software:
    The 3DS comes with these pre-installed software: camera editing application, Augmented Reality Games, Face Raiders, Mii Maker, StreetPass Mii Plaza, Nintendo 3DS Sound, and an Activity Log.

    Nintendo 3DS Game Card:
    It has an 8GB size limit.1 It looks like a DS Game Card but it is white with a plastic tip at the top right side.

    Wireless Communication:
    Multiple Nintendo 3DS systems can connect via a local wireless connection. Will support IEEE 802.11 with enhanced security (WPA/WPA2). The Nintendo 3DS is designed so that even when not in use, it can automatically exchange data with other Nintendo 3DS systems or receive data via the Internet while in sleep mode.

    Controls:
    Touch screen, microphone, A/B/X/Y face buttons, + Control Pad, L/R buttons, Start and Select buttons, "Slide Pad" that allows 360-degree analog input, one inner camera, two outer cameras, motion sensor and a gyro sensor.

    Other Controls:
    It has a 3D Depth Slider to adjust level of 3D effect (can be turned off completely depending on the preference of the user), Home button for multi-tasking and switching to main menu, and a switch to turn off wireless communications.

    Ports:
    There is a slot that accepts both Nintendo 3DS game cards and game cards for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems, an SD memory card slot, an AC adapter connector, a charging cradle terminal and a stereo headphone output jack.

    Sound:
    There are stereo speakers on the left and right of the top screen.

    Battery:
    The Nintendo 3DS has a lithium-ion battery which lasts about 3-8 hours.

    WARNING! Spoilers inside!
    WARNING! Spoilers inside!


    [IMG] 'Nintendo 3DS Official NA Site


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    rikuumi New Member

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    LOL I just posted Nintendo 3DS Faq too! about 1min ago!
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    Mages4ever New Member

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    I like the picture [IMG].
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    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Darn. I'm late.

    Um...Which one stays?
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    Dead End New Member

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    I like this one better

    I would merge the Two topics with questions that are on the other topic

    then instead of the Fake DS Concept on the top put another section

    (FAQ #). I Found the 3DS!!1
    A. No you didn't, if it looks anything like these then its NOT it
    *Lists Links to the Different Fan Concepts*
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    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Thanks....I'll PM the other FAQ owner.
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    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    Well There was 3ds mock-up thread ,but it got delete [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]
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    Dead End New Member

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    thats the point either make a new one and link it to there
    or just do as i stated above
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    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    What the hell? I thought it was gonna be released in March 2011? They're showing the 3DS at this year's E3, there's no way it will take that long for it to be released.
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    CrimzonEyed GBAtemp's Assassin

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    and that is prob only for japan, us+eu+ rest of the world will have to w8 a bit longer befor we get it [IMG]
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    CrimzonEyed GBAtemp's Assassin

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    anyway depending on when i get money i maybe buy dsi xl or w8 untill 3ds.
    i hope nintendo don't leave the ds deserted when they release the 3ds
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    Njrg Kinsoku Jikou Desu. ^.~

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    The presentation of the guide is pretty obnoxious.
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    CrimzonEyed GBAtemp's Assassin

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    btw Njrg i saw you got banned on DS-scene?
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    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

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    Maybe nice to add the following question

    Q: Does the DS in 3DS stand for Duel Screen?
    A: Most likely but it doesnt have to be 2 seperate. 3DS can also stand for 3D Screen or 3rd superhandheld
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    Njrg Kinsoku Jikou Desu. ^.~

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    I was just told that like 3 minute ago by someone. Apparently I was banned because the people who only use the Scene for patch fixes to their roms don't like me.

    Do you like me? ^3^
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    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    It Back 3DS mock-upsYou can used it op [IMG]

    Sorry OP wrong link [IMG] fix it [IMG]
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    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    WAIT it is going to be released 2010-2012 they wouldn't reveal a system and put it at E3 3 Years before release...
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    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    NOTE: There is always room for improvement. If the guide is missing something please PM me, so I can add it.


    ^ Does this really have to get bigger?

    PM me if there's any more problems with the FAQ. Oh, and keep the offtopicness away.

    Guides been fixed*
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    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    You should fix big typo at the first post [IMG]

    btw I have a question... probably stupid

    Q: Is this 3DS thing the DS2 we've been speculating?

    I know it's stupid but I'm really confused >_

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