We’ve been shifting through rumors, speculation, and interviews since last year trying to figure out the launch details of Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS console, and thanks to today’s press conference, we finally have some concrete info to share. Here’s what you need to know.
The 3DS will land on store shelves March 27, 2011. Gamers will be able to choose from either “Cosmo Black” or “Aqua Blue” at launch, both of which will run $250 in the U.S. (pricing outside the U.S. is still being determined).
As we already knew, the 3DS will sport a glasses-free 3D display, which according to Nintendo is “like peering through a window into a world where characters and objects have true depth.” Players will have some control over the 3D aspect by way of a 3D Depth Slider, which will also allow gamers to turn off 3D effects completely.
Other notable features include a new Circle Pad, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor, three cameras for taking 3D photos, support for MP3 and AAC music files, built-in parental controls, and an SD memory card slot (2GB SD card included).
Lots more to digest in the press release right here.