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Nintendo 3DS Official Release Date and Pricing

Nintendo has come a long way since the original Game Boy was released in late1989. On March 27, 2011, their newest version, Nintendo 3DS, will give gamers the unique experience of gaming in 3D. The best part is that because it utilizes autostereoscopic technology, this 3 dimensional experience comes without the hassle of having to wear those awkward 3D glasses or other headgear. (With a little more tweaking, this technology will undoubtedly be used in television and computer screens in the near future).
The only drawback to this new technology is that, as with all 3D images, in order to get the best effect, you have to be in a sort of “sweet spot,” or else the picture won’t be as sharp. I’m certain they’ll be able to improve this technology at some point, but in the meantime, a great feature of the Nintendo 3DS is that if your eyes get tired of playing in 3D, you can always turn the 3D feature either down or even completely off and continue playing in 2D.

And, as always, this new version of Nintendo’s handehld will be backwards compatible. In other words, it will still be able to play all your old DS or DSi games.

Thirty 3DS games are scheduled to be released in the three month launch window. Games include: Pilotwings Resort, Super Street Fighter IV, Nintendogs (and cats), Steel Diver, Asphalt 3D, LEGO Star Wars III, Kid Icarus, Legend of Zelda, Madden Football, Dead or Alive, Pro Evolution Soccer, Star Fox, Ridge Racer, Combat of Giants, Resident Evil (Mercenaries), Bust-a-Move Universe, Super Monkey Ball, Samurai Warriors, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon and the Sims 3. Personally, I’ll be looking forward to Mario Kart and am sad it’s not already on the list.

With a price tag of $249.99, it’s around the same price as the other non-portable gaming consoles, but then again, those other consoles don’t offer the 3D gaming experience (yet).

You can check out the new handheld gaming system here on Nintendo’s Official Website. You can preorder on their website, or with other online retailers such as Amazon.com.

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