As announced yesterday by Nintendo in Japan, the Nintendo 3DS hand-held console, which allows players to view 3D images without the need for 3D glasses, will launch in Japan in February 26 next year. The new 3D console is priced at 25,000 JPY or $300 USD.
The announcement was made by Nintendo at the Nintendo 2010 Conference in Japan where several features of the upcoming device were revealed. The Nintendo 3DS will come in two colors, Cosmos Black and Aqua Blue and it will include a 2GB SD Storage card, a charging cradle and 6AR cards.
Like the earlier released models of the handheld console of Nintendo, the Nintendo 3DS will also be equipped with two screens – one 3D screen and one touch-screen. It will have a motion sensor, a gyro sensor, and analogue pad and a 3D depth slider so players can toggle between 3D and 2D screen settings. The device also has two cameras which allow its user to take 3D pictures.
Since the announcement of Nintendo’s Nintendo 3DS earlier this year in E3, Los Angeles, several gaming companies have started working on their 3D titles for the said console. One of which is Electronic Arts who announced its first game for the device, My Garden, two weeks ago at the Tokyo Game Show.
There has been no announcements yet to when Nintendo 3DS will be released in North America and Europe but rumors say that it will shortly follow after the Japan release.