No need to really mention this if you know Nintendo, but there are two screens like previous Nintendo DS, DSi and DSi XL portable consoles. The bottom screen features a touch screen and the top screen is wider than the bottom one.
You will first notice the new analog control on the left, followed by the little green 3D indicator on the right. You can turn this off if you want to.
There is one camera on the front panel and two cameras on the back of the console. These are 3D cameras, and believe it or not you can take 3D pictures with them!
It comes with a charging cradle and a 2GB SD memory card which is very useful.
When an object is coming toward you on the screen, you feel like it is real. That makes it really exciting when you play fighting games like Super Street Fighter IV 3D or Dead or Alive Dimensions.
I’ve seen many bad comments about it causing headaches. However I think it is fine if you look at the screen straight on, as if you don’t you will see a blurry screen in front of you. You should also take rest breaks after every half an hour of play.
Despite its unbelievable features such as AR Games, an Internet Browser, playing music, cameras, and Nintendo eShop (where you can download free games and trailers), Nintendo 3DS still has some bad points. The launch games were not very satisfying, and as a professional game player I still can’t find enough good games for the console yet. Yes, there are some nice games (Zelda, Street Fighter, Dead or Alive) but the games available at the moment are not enough.
Short battery life (approximately 3 hours) wasn’t a problem for me as you can always charge it up.
Finally, I am happy I bought this console and would highly recommend it. I am looking forward to seeing some classic games launched in the future which will only make it even better.