If you’re not familiar with Nintendo’s portable gaming systems, you might be asking yourself, What the heck is a Nintendo 3DS? The answer to that question might surprise you! With their latest version of the Nintendo 3DS, it’s more important than ever to know what makes this system so special before you buy one. Read on to learn all about the Nintendo 3DS and why it’s one of the best ways to play games on the go.
1) Introducing the Nintendo 3DS
When it comes to choosing a gaming system, it’s all about options. Some prefer PC or Mac-based games while others enjoy mobile gaming on their smartphones or tablets. The Nintendo 3DS offers something for everyone. It’s an entertainment system that’s portable and allows gamers to play their favorite games in three dimensions. For most players, however, these are just extra features they didn’t know existed until they bought one! Learn more about how they work by reading below!
2) Getting Started
When it comes to video games, you’ve probably heard of at least one Nintendo—the entertainment giant behind Super Mario Brothers, Zelda, Donkey Kong and more. But what about its next-gen console, which will allow gamers to play on their TVs as well as take their games with them wherever they go? Called Nintendo 3DS, it’s expected to have an incredible mix of graphics and versatility. The initial launch will feature two models: A budget Regular edition that plays all games but has no Internet access; and a slightly pricier 3D version that has both Internet access and amazing stereoscopic graphics.
3) Best Features
The most useful feature on Nintendo’s newest handheld is 3D. While it may not be as realistic as watching an IMAX movie, it definitely makes games pop out at you. Whether you’re playing in 3D or using glasses to watch movies, everything will appear much more vibrant and colorful. The second-best feature of DSi XL isn’t very exciting, but it sure does come in handy—there’s now one SD card slot for expansion memory. The slot allows gamers to use SDHC cards up to 32 GB instead of just 2 GB. What’s even better about having two memory card slots? Players can have two different games on each with no hassle! No more time wasted swapping out games; simply slide out one game and pop in another!
4) Mario Kart 7 and Other Games
Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Kid Icarus: Uprising and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon are just some of the amazing games that have been released in support of the new system. It’s easier than ever to download these games on your 3DS via an Internet connection or wireless access point at home or work. No more hunting down cartridges in stores! Most new games cost about $40—but there are plenty of classics available for less.
Nintendo and its partners launched an impressive roster of games for last year’s Wii U console. While there were some great exclusive titles available, it seemed like most of them arrived within months of each other — making it hard to recommend purchasing one title over another. While we still don’t have as many killer exclusives as Sony and Microsoft, it looks like third-party developers will keep bringing big-name titles to Nintendo’s new system. This year has seen great hits such as Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors release exclusively on Wii U, while now that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is out and word on Zelda: Triforce Heroes has spread, more people than ever are interested in what else Nintendo can offer.