Nintendo 3DS supports multitasking

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Opium, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2002
    Nintendo 3DS supports multitasking
    3DS apps shown

    Finally we know what the home button on the Nintendo 3DS does.

    The 3DS video reel above confirms multitasking is included in the new handheld. The video shows a woman playing a game and then pressing the home button to be booted back the the 3DS's operating system instantly. She then launches the web browser on the system, browses a few games, and then returns to where she left off in her game.

    The feature is sure to be handy as you will be able to switch between a lot of features on the 3DS with ease. Another built-in app on the system appears to be a pedometer of sorts. Screens show an application with graphs of presumably distance traveled next to the time of day. The app would work with the help of the inbuilt accelerometer and gyro when the 3DS is running in sleep mode.

    The 3DS will release in Japan on February 26, 2011 and worldwide sometime in March. The system will come with a 2GB SD card as well as a charging cradle.

  2. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

    Sep 11, 2009
    Fucking sweet [​IMG] It keeps surprising me everytime I read up an info about 3DS
  3. CrimzonEyed

    CrimzonEyed GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 3, 2007
    If they add sim card support and enable us to call with the 3DS. That would kick iphones ass!
  4. Zerousen

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    Jun 30, 2009
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    Hell yes, that would be sweet! No need for an iPhone then ^^
  5. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

    Aug 23, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    OMG!!! 3DS just keeps getting better and better.
  6. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Apr 13, 2010
    The AR games look great but most people would lose their cards.
  7. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

    Apr 25, 2008
    SCUMM Bar
    That is so awesome!
    But idd, if they would just add a simcard slot, and support for calling and 3G.. That would be sweet.
  8. TheTwoR's

    TheTwoR's Yay I can finally edit this thingy :D

    Aug 5, 2010
    Nintendo PWNAGE [​IMG]
    OMG that part when the guy puts the card on the table was SO AWESOME.
    And I'm happy they postponed the release date.
    I'll now have time to get it at launch.
  9. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

    Jul 11, 2009
    Montreal, QC
    Had to be march [​IMG]

    I had to be the month when i am done saving money to buy something [​IMG] now i may be tempted to buy this!

    Oh well, still looks amazing [​IMG]
  10. NDStemp

    NDStemp GBAtemp?! No! NDStemp

    Aug 30, 2008
    Canada, Ontario
    Oh my god. I want a job now. Since my parents would NEVER buy me another console. x.x
  11. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

    Feb 21, 2009
    United States
    Where intellect matters
    Holy crap, it can convert a picture of a face into a mii face.

    And the 3DS multi tasking looks pretty fluent.
  12. Fel

    Fel GBAtemp's Adventurer

    May 5, 2009
    So close and yet so far away.
    Now this is awesome! And the Tag Mode looks brilliant too, now finally there's a chance to actually meet somebody else with a handheld! (coz I usually never see somebody with a DS, only rarely somebody with a PSP, like once in a blue moon)

    Right now it's useless to walk around in Tag Mode in my city, even walking round with TWEWY or DQ9 will prove fruitless since the town is so big and there aren't that many gamers, so people assume that you have very small % of meeting somebody, which decreases even further because that person will probably not be in Tag Mode (drains battery more than sleep/off) and if yes, you have slim chances of having the same game. And I don't think you will exchange friend codes, so there's no point in it (except unlocking the DQ tavern). So now when it's gonna compare ALL games when you're in sleep mode ANd give you their info/Miis (it's gonna have probably even wider range), it will encourage people to bring their 3DS with them! Now that's ballistic! [​IMG]
  13. mercluke

    mercluke ‮҉

    Dec 2, 2007
    The charging cradle is free? Sweet!
  14. azure0wind

    azure0wind GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 24, 2009
    SweeeeEEtttt...... gonna buy thiss...... i have to sold my DSi first then... i hope acekard2i still comatpible with 3DS
  15. Orel

    Orel Advanced Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Damnit looks just too awesome..
  16. thebigboss14

    thebigboss14 GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 20, 2008
    United States
    3DS Galaxy, Planet Zelda
    Shut! Now Nintendo it's really into it givng what we really need this is sounding sweeter than before but the price it's what frighted me out Ohhhhhh not that fgood (~$300)
  17. mangaTom

    mangaTom GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 3, 2010
    Your Nearest Bathroom
    Well this should be good since I can browse the net while playing(game guides,walkthrough).This con really kicks ass.
  18. Zalda

    Zalda GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 11, 2007
    Yup, very handy feature (that we have been able to enjoy thanks to some kickass flashcards that offer a realtime menu)
  19. yyhung317

    yyhung317 Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    wow this console i think can call it the next generation since i think 8th generation is 3ds and other 3d console ..

    and wow !!! it really amaze me since they add in the function of multitasking and also sleep mode is so more useful as it can link up with other player and also message one another which is very advantageous ...

    and i like the AR games since it is very challenging and it ultilise the 3d cam very well which is fun as u can play games just like the mosquitoes in the mobile nokia s60 last time .... but the thing is that have to buy those cards which sometime people might lose it or even torn the cards for not remember wat it does ....
  20. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    ipod touch does the same thing, i use it to view game guides while i play ps3.
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