Remember the Nintendo 3DS? It’s the newest DS handheld, takes 3D photographs on the back with 2 cameras, then has a front-facing 2D camera, displays them in 3D (and plays games in 3D without glasses), and has a feature which is terribly useful: you can change the depth of 3D that is seen, or turn it off completely. It comes in black or blue, has 2GB of SD card storage and is expandable, has a telescoping stylus, comes with a charging cradle, a home button to go back to the homescreen, and a horde of launch titles like Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D (yes!), Nintendogs + cats 3D, Kid Icarus, Madden Football, PES 2011 3D, and others.
Besides launch titles and specs, another thing that leaves you wondering is the software the 3DS uses. It’s typical Nintendo UI elements and such, and for example, the front-facing camera can take a picture of you to turn into a Mii, an activity log, pedometer, Face Raiders (takes a picture of your face to shoot in a gallery), augmented reality games, an improved Internet browser, 3D video player, and audio player. Besides core apps such as those, other features to make note of are StreetPass (connects to other 3DS units for gaming), SpotPass (connects to Wi-Fi hotspots for updating software and content), multiplayer that only requires one registration of the hardware with others, and a Nintendo eShop for Game Boy and Game Boy Advance titles that would run in an emulator.
Oh, and the price with release date? $249 on March 27th. Press release after the chop.