One Savvy Mom ™ | NYC Area Mom Blog: THE FUTURE HAS ARRIVED! Nintendo 3DS (Review)


A Little Bit About The Nintendo 3DS
(Pictured Above: Nintendo 3DS in  Cosmo Black )
The Nintendo 3DS™ system combined next-generation portable gaming with the eye-popping 3D visuals – without the need for special glasses. Take 3D photos using the built-in cameras, and give them your own personal twist with interactive effects. Connect to friends, other players, and wireless hotspots with the wireless StreetPass and SpotPass communication modes to unlock exclusive content for games and download other entertainment. From games to photos and beyond, Nintendo 3DS is the ultimate 3D entertainment system.

Nintendo 3DS includes two screens. The bottom touch screen makes use of a telescoping stylus that is stored in the unit itself. The top screen displays 3D visuals to the naked eye. Looking at the screen is like peering through a window into a world where characters and objects have true depth. The system also has a 3D Depth Slider that lets players select the level of 3D they enjoy the most. The 3D effect can be ratcheted up to the highest level, scaled back to a more moderate setting or even turned off completely, depending on the preference of the user.

Nintendo 3DS Features:
  •  3D Upper Screen
  • Touch Lower Screen
  • New input & controls
  • Inward-FacingCamera
  • 3D Depth Slider
  • Wireless Switch
  • Dual Outward-Facing Cameras
  • Augmented Reality (AR) Games and built-in applications
  • Circle Pad
  • Gyro Sensor
  • Motion Sensor and Pedometer
Accessories included:
  • Charging Cradle
  • AC Adapter
  • Nintendo 3DS Stylus
  • Six AR Cards for use with augmented reality games
  • 2 GB SD Card for storing photos, music and downloadable content.
Our Experience
Do you remember the day's when experiencing 3-D Entertainment meant wearing those uncomfortable cardboard glasses, clad with one red lens and one blue lens ( "lens" meaning a piece of colored cellophane)?  Those day's are LONG GONE baby!  The Pioneers in the gaming industry, Nintendo, have come up with a All New advanced model to add to their popular line (number #1 selling handheld gaming system in the U.S.) of DS handheld gaming systems! Just released in March, the Nintendo 3DS offers the ULTIMATE 3D gaming experience ( an experience like NO OTHER), no glasses required!

In addition to the 3D advancements, there are several feature upgrades that DS user's will notice and appreciate as well. The circle pad allows you to manipulate the game more quickly and efficiently.  While with the motion sensor, some games (compatible games required for the feature to apply) simply require you to move the 3DS unit itself (up, down, side to side) to manipulate the game.

While the 3D animation is INCREDIBLE (really who ever thought that we would be able to experience 3D entertainment without the annoying glasses?!) If you prefer a less in-depth 3D experience you can "dial down" the effects to a comfortable level with the 3D Depth Slider. If you prefer to play without the 3D, the option to turn it off is there as well. I am completely blown away by all of the incredible technology available in the all new 3DS unit ( and B is in total jaw dropping AWE!), it truly offers a customizable gaming experience and is unlike any other gaming system currently available on the market.  With the FIRST EVER (monumental!) 3D Display, the Nintendo 3DS has catapulted us into the future of gaming (and have at the same time made a huge stride in their advancement of 3D Technology!). This is something that  you don't want to miss folks, the Nintendo 3DS ushers us into a new concept in gaming, that I'm positive will be a HIT (amongst children & adult gamers alike) for a long time to's a HUGE hit in our household!

There are several 3D games available for the Nintendo 3DS, including Nintendogs + Cats (see below for additional information). Nintendo 3DS is also compatible with Nintendo DS games.
The Nintendo 3DS would make a wonderful addition to any Easter Basket!
(Pictured Above: Nintendo 3DS in Aqua Blue)

A Little Bit About Nintendogs + Cats

There's nothing quite like taking home an adorable puppy or kitten. Teaching, caring for, and loving your furry new friend is an experience unlike any other. With the nintendogs™ + cats game on the Nintendo 3DS™ system, you can take that experience anywhere you go—in eye-popping, glasses-free 3D!

The Nintendo 3DS touch screen, camera, and microphone let you interact with your pet in amazing ways, and form a lasting friendship. You may even find yourself reaching out to touch them.
The more you play with them, the better they get to know you. With no shortage of toys to share, places to walk, and contests to enter, you and your furry friends will have plenty to do. So it's time to pick your favorite breed and start having fun!

BUY IT: An excellent addition to any Easter Basket, The Nintendo 3DS offers the Ultimate Gaming Experience! You can find the Nintendo 3DS at a retailer near you and online at

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review/giveaway purposes. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255