Nintendo 3DS

Hardware

Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS is the latest in Nintendo's line of handheld videogame systems, following on from the Nintendo DS line. The system retains the touch screen, camera and dual-screen functionality of the DS, and adds the capability of displaying stereoscopic 3D graphics without the need for glasses.

The Nintendo 3DS uses the serial code CTR for its hardware. It isn't precisely known what this code stands for, but the most likely suggestion is "Century".

Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS is a clamshell design the same size as the Nintendo DSi. The bottom half contains a standard touch screen with 6 face buttons, 2 shoulder buttons, a + Directional Pad and an analogue "nub" for more accurate control, plus Home and Power buttons. The Start, Select and Home buttons are all integrated into the border around the screen.

The top half features a widescreen capable of displaying stereoscopic 3D images, as well as one camera above the screen and two cameras facing outward for taking 3D images. To the right of the screen is a slider control for altering the depth of 3D effect.

The system accepts Nintendo DS and 3DS games, and features an SD Card slot for saving data.

CTR-001Nintendo 3DS
CTR-003Battery Pack
CTR-004Stylus
CTR-007Charging Stand

Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo 3DS XL

A special edition Nintendo 3DS with larger screens and a longer battery life.

The screens are approximately 90% larger than those on the standard model while preserving the same resolution. The battery lasts between 3.5-6.5 hours when playing a 3DS Card, and 6-10 hours when playing a Nintendo DS Card.

To keep manufacturing costs down, the system didn't come packaged with an AC Adapter in Japan or Europe.

SPR-001Nintendo 3DS XL
SPR-004Nintendo 3DS XL Stylus

Circle Pad Pro

Circle Pad Pro

An add-on for the Nintendo 3DS that provides a second analog joystick and an extra set of shoulder buttons. The Circle Pad Pro was developed as a response to third party developer requirements for more complex control methods for 3D games. Only one Nintendo game is compatible with the Circle Pad Pro: Kid Icarus Uprising.

A separate Circle Pad Pro design is available for the larger Nintendo 3DS XL.

CTR-009Circle Pad Pro
SPR-009Circle Pad Pro (for 3DS XL)

Nintendo 3DS Stand

Nintendo 3DS Stand

A collapsible stand for the Nintendo 3DS, packaged with Kid Icarus Uprising. The stand is designed to provide more comfortable play, by allowing the user to have both hands free to control the game with the buttons and touch screen.

CTR-010Nintendo 3DS Stand

Game Pak

CTR-005Nintendo 3DS Game Card
CTR-008Nintendo 3DS Developer Flash Card

Others

CTR-006Nintendo 3DS Game Case