Nintendo 3DS' New $169 Price Tag, Free Games To Current Owners

Nintendo has announced it will drop the price of its Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console down to $169 from the $249.99 suggested launch price. Bad sales are most likely the reason why Nintendo has slashed the price of the 3DS in hopes a more affordable price will attract buyers. The new $169 priced Nintendo 3DS will be available on August 12. If that wasn't enough, current Nintendo 3DS owners will be rewarded with 20 free NES and Game Boy Advance games downloadable from the Nintendo eShop starting September 1st. Hit up the source link for the full breakdown of the free game titles.

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Nintendo Wii U Won't Play Blu-rays & DVDs

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed that there will be no Blu-ray and DVD playback support in the upcoming Wii U gaming console. Why? Satoru Iwata explains:

Wii U does not have DVD or Blu-ray playback capabilities. The reason for that is that we feel that enough people already have devices that are capable of playing DVDs and Blu-ray, such that it didn't warrant the cost involved to build that functionality into the Wii U console because of the patents related to those technologies.

Well there you have it. This should hopefully keep the Wii U's price point down a little when Nintendo releases it in 2012. 

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Nintendo's New Wii U Console Gets A Touchscreen Controller

E3 is bringing us all sorts for cool new gadgets to play with, and this time it's Nintendo's turn to announce a new gaming console. The Wii U will be Nintendo's next gaming console and it's not alone. Get ready for the first ever 6.2" touchscreen console controller that lets you take your gaming away from your TV and onto the controller's 6.2" touchscreen. Nintendo has said that the Wii U's controller want designed to be a portable gaming console like the PS Vita for example. The Wii U will wirelessly stream full HD media and games onto the 6.2" touchscreen controller without lag. It's got a built-in front-facing camera that will let you video chat from anywhere as long as you're on the same network with the Wii U. The Wii U's touchscreen controller features twin analog sticks, a D-pad, four shoulder buttons, speakers, accelerometers for motion control, a sensor strip, vibration feedback and a mic. The best thing about the Wii U's "portable" touchscreen controller is that you don't even need to have a TV in order to game and fully use the Wii U console. I'm sold.

The Nintendo Wii U will also be compatible with all existing original Wii accessories and games. Together with an innovative new touchscreen controller, the Wii U packs a whole new and powerful GPU for better graphics matching current-gen gaming consoles and performance and can transmit full HD 1080p video over HDMI. The Wii U is expected to be released in 2012. More details to come.


Nintendo Confirms Wii 2 Console For 2012

There you have it, Nintendo has confirmed its next generation gaming console that is set to release in 2012. Nintendo also said that their supposedly code named Wii 2 will be available as a fully playable demo unit at the upcoming E3 gaming expo in L.A on June 7. We can expect some awesome new features coming out way with Nintendo's next generation gaming console.

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Nintendo 3DS Now On Sale

The wait is finally over for Nintendo fans, the new Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console is now on sale. The 3DS brings real 3D gameplay without the use of 3D glasses or other accessories. Besides playing games in 3D, you can take photos in 3D using the built-in stereo 3D cameras as well as watch videos in 3D. There are further hardware improvments over the older Nintendo DS like new input interfaces including a Circle Pad, gyro and motion sensors. The good thing is you can turn off the 3D graphics if you start to feel nauseous. See the Nintendo 3DS hardware specs after the break.

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Nintendo 3DS Announced


Today at E3, Nintendo announced the 3DS. The newest portable gaming device from Nintendo can now deliver 3D content without the need to wear glasses. Just like on the previous DS's, there are 2 screens, but on the 3DS, there is a 3.5" which when placed at a certain distance from your eyes gives the optimum 3D experience. Alike the older DS, there is a resistive touch screen at the bottom of the device and the front-facing camera. However another feature is the dual camera system on the back of the main display which allows users to capture 3D images. There is also a Analog stick, D-Pad, WiFi, a Gyroscope and a motion sensor. The price and the release date was not announced.

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