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Capable of projecting 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or other means, the Nintendo 3DS is a portable gaming console produced by Nintendo. Announced in March of 2010 and released in June of the same year, the 3DS competes in the same handheld market as the PS Vita and other handheld systems.
When Nintendo produced the 3DS, they were mindful of the many Nintendo DS owners out there. They made this new system backwards compatible with games for the DS. The functionality was appreciated by consumers and DS owners worldwide.
Many features are built-in to the 3DS, including something Nintendo calls ‘StreetPass’ and ‘SpotPass’ tag modes. These modes are powered by the Nintendo network, and allowed owners to download and play games previously available for other systems. This ‘Virtual Console’ technology was the predecessor to the same features you find on the Nintendo Wii and Wii U.
Less than six months after its original release, the Nintendo 3DS had a price drop from $249 to $169. The drop was set due to poor sales, and the company even went to the extreme measures of offering ten free NES games and ten from Game Boy Advance (GBA) games from Nintendo’s eShop to consumers that bought the system for the full price tag.
On July 28, 2012, Nintendo launched the 3DS XL, a beefed up 3DS with larger screen (90% larger) than the original 3DS. And on October 12, 2013, Nintendo launched yet another version, dubbed the Nintendo 2DS. This was an entry-level version of the device, made available in North America, Europe and Australia. This device has no 3D functionality, and comes in a fixed brick or ‘slate’ design.