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Nintendo Shares Updated 3DS Specs

System takes battery hit when playing native 3DS titles.

 
Face Shooting, one of at least 7 internal apps that come with the 3DS.

Joining today's launch title lineup announcement, Nintendo has provided updated specifications for the 3DS hardware. The details come via the system's newly opened portal page off Nintendo.co.jp.

As previously announced, 3DS will be available on February 26 at ¥25,000. The system will be offered in two colors initially: Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black.

The major new bit of information about the hardware at the portal site is specific times regarding battery usage. The 3DS takes 3 hours 30 minutes to fully charge. Play time for 3DS games is 3 hours to 5 hours. Play time for DS games is 5 hours to 8 hours.

You can see the full spec list at Nintendo's 3DS spec page.

Nintendo also provided a final list of what's included when you buy the system. You'll find the following items in the box:

  • Nintendo 3DS system
  • Nintendo 3DS charging cradle
  • Nintendo 3DS AC adapter
  • Nintendo 3DS touch pen
  • SD Memory Card (2 gigabytes)
  • 6 AC Cards (for use with compatible software)
  • Simple Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
Nintendo 3DS hardware on display at the Nintendo World 2011 event.

The system comes with a variety of software built in. These are among the included titles:

  • Nintendo 3DS Camera
  • Nintendo 3DS Sound
  • Mii Studio
  • Street Pass Mii Plaza (Surechigai Mii Hiroba)
  • AR Games
  • Activity Log (Omoide Kirokucho)
  • Face Shooting (Kao Shooting)

Most of these were introduced in September, but Nintendo 3DS Sound and Face Shooting are new.

Nintendo 3DS Sound lets you edit and combine sounds that you've recorded with the system's microphone. You can store up to 180 10 second sound clips on an SD card. 3DS Sound is also used to play back music files from your SD Card. It also has Street Pass functionality, allowing you to see the popularity of songs amongst the people you pass by on the street.

Face Shooting is a game that turns your friends' faces into enemies and your surroundings into stages. You start by taking a picture of a family member or friend. The program will judge the person's face, describing it as, for instance, "a young girl's face" or "an adult woman's face." The face will then appear in a shooting game. As the face approaches you, you have to throw balls it at to keep it away. The face's expressions will change as it approaches you.

Nintendo's spec page also lists Nintendo Zone and Internet Browser as built in software/services.

Face Shooting
3DS Sound
Nintendo 3DS Camera and Activity Log
AR Games, Mii Studio, and Street Pass Mii Plaza.

Visit Nintendo's 3DS portal for some promotional videos featuring jpop group Arashi sampling the 3DS.

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