July 28, 2011

3DS Price Drop!



Written by: CABXYZ…

Yes you heard that right, just less than a year after the portables release it is getting a price drop and a massive one at that. Early this morning Nintendo released a press release stating that the 3DS just 5 months after the system’s release will be taken from its $249.99 price tag to $169.99 on August 12th. Yes, you are not seeing things the 3DS will be $169.99 early next month. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime had this to say about the price drop,

“For anyone who was in the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now,”

“We are giving shoppers every incentive to pick up a Nintendo 3DS from an amazing new price to a rapid-fire succession of great games.”

If you were an early adopter then don’t worry Nintendo is not giving you the cold shoulder. If you have a 3DS and connect to the e-Shop before 11:59pm EST in August 11th, you will be registered for the Nintendo 3DS ambassador program. The program will contain two parts:

  1. On September 1st the e-Shop will receive NES Virtual Console games and you will receive 10 absolutely FREE! These games are to include: Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Balloon Fight, Ice Climber, and The Legend of Zelda. There will be paid versions of these games as well so that every 3DS owner will have the opportunity for download.
  2. By the end of 2011 the e-Shop will also include GBA Virtual Console titles and you will receive 10 absolutely FREE! The titles to be included are: Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advanced 3, Mario Kart Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare Inc. Mega Microgame$, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong. Nintendo stated that these titles will be for ambassadors only and won’t be released to the general public any time in the future.

On top of all of that news Nintendo gave release windows for some of the 3DS’s biggest games this year. Star Fox 64 3D edition will be out on September 9th, Super Mario 3D will be in November, Mario Kart will be out in December and Kid Icarus: uprising will be out before the end of the year. This is a great announcement for a handheld I am finding more and more things I love about it. With Netflix now available, a stead release of quality titles, and with this announcement of a major price cut, the 3DS could be sitting on top when the handheld wars ignite once more when the PlayStation Vita arrives this fall.

March 22, 2011

Things to know about the Nintendo 3DS

Today 3DS games will hit the shelves five days before the 3DS system itself. Such games will include The Sims, Madden, Ridge Racer, and Ghost Recon to name a few. So in light of the upcoming release here is a few things to note about the 3DS.

– The 3DS is backward compatible with all DS games (non-3DS games will not use the 3D effect)

– Nintendo added a left joystick for better movement and accuracy

– Added “Home” button. This will pause the game allowing you to to access other items like the Nintendo shop without having to stop the game

– The light for battery now shows others colors for other notifications. Red- low battery, Green – normal, Orange – Friend, Blue – Wi-Fi

– The 3D effect can be turned up, turned down, or completely turned off

– The top screen is 10% larger than that of the DSI model

– Like the DSI model comes standard with cameras. Three instead of two (one inside , two outside) allowing the ability to take 3D pictures

– The 3DS will come with a charging cradle

– Built in motion sensors for side to side, up and down, as well as tilting (games will use the different effects)

– Will include a 2GB SD card

The Nintedo 3DS will be 249.99 and games around 39.99. Will it be the next big thing or will it pull a PSP Go?

January 13, 2011

Possible release date for the 3DS?

So we now have a hint at least to when the 3DS is coming out, but nothing concrete and still no official price point. Though rumors are saying $299.99. However we now know that the 3DS will be on sale in Japan on Feb. 26. They have also released a list of upcoming titles to be released in Japan. Here they are:

Winning Eleven 3DS Soccer – Feb. 26
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition – Feb. 26
Samurai Warriors: Chronicle – Feb. 26
Tobidasu! Puzzle Bobble 3D – Feb. 26
Nintendogs and Cats – Feb. 26
Ridge Racer 3D – Feb. 26
Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D – Feb. 26
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle – Feb. 26

Asphalt 3D: Nitro Racing – March
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011 – March
BlazBlue Continuum Shift II – March
The Sims 3 – March
My Garden – March
Dead or Alive Dimensions – March
Shanghai 3D Cube – March
Super Monkey Ball 3D – March
Naruto Shippuden: Nin-rittai Emake! Saikyou Ninkai Kessen!! – March
Virus Shooter XX – March
Steel Diver – March 17
Nikori no Puzzle – March
Gundam The 3D Battle – March 24
Pro Yakyuu Famista 2011 – March 31
Tom Clancy Splinter Cell 3D- March
Rabbids: Time Travel – March

Cubic Ninja – Spring
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights – Spring
Kuukan Ryoku Training – Spring
Fish On – Spring
Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D – Spring
Super Black Bass Fishing Soul – Spring
EST – Spring
Fishing – Spring
Bikkuriman Kanjyuku Haou – Spring
The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time 3D – Spring
Pilot Wings Resort – Spring
Sudoku and 3 Puzzles – Spring
Deca Sporta 3D Sports – Spring
Tales of the Abyss – Spring
One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP – Spring
Animal Resort – Spring
Tank Beat 3 – Spring
Me de Unou o Kitaeru: Sokudoku Jutsu 3 – Spring
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon – Spring
Driver Renegade – Spring
Runabout for Nintendo 3DS – Spring

Now as any gamer will know about half of these titles may not even make it to the U.S. Half of those probably won’t even be top sellers. However it seems the United States could be looking at a late spring or early summer release.

March 23, 2010

Nintendo 3DS


Glasses Free 3D successor to Nintendo’s DS is announced.  OK Nintendo, I’m glad to see ur doing things that seem cool as well, this is not enough to convince we to wait on getting a PSP for this 3DS in about a year, but definitely something cool that Nintendo is up to.  Just a few hours ago Nintendo released info in Japan that they would be unveiling their Nintendo Glasses free 3DS this June, with a retail release set for @ March of 2011.  Said to be backwards compatible with the DS and the DSi, this looks to be a quirky release from Nintendo that will be a big hit.  Check out news release and gaming info on Little Brother site too : )  http://www.airbornegamer.com/

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