Launching on February 26 of next year, the upcoming Nintendo 3DS finally has its exact 3DS specs.
I still want to know the CPU GPU, and RAM before i can judge on how good of a system this baby is. I am expecting at least 512mb of ram, 1ghz processor, and at least a decent GPU to handle the 3D Edit: @ sajj316: If those specs are true "dual 266 MHz ARM11 processors, 113 MHz GPU, 64 MB of system RAM, and 4 MB of VRAM." then i am highly disappointed with this system, especially when you think we have phones with specs way beyond this. Knowing Nintendo, these specs are probably really accurate. I cant wait to see what the PSP2 can pull off, there is 1 thing that is for sure, the PSP2 will blow away these specs by a long shot.
same. how can these be the final specs revealed when the key specs are still unknown? Fucking Kotaku
Actually the official Ninty site have the features from the prototype version they showed at E3, it's been there for some time. I believe it will about it for final version. http://e3.nintendo.com/3ds/ Just click on features in the right. EDIT: It don't have the CPU, GPU and RAM specs too. I'm just saying this is old. EDIT2: I both expect you to be right and wrong about PSP2. After the 3DS price announcement my wallet just start shaking of thinking on such PSP2 pricing. In the end of the day, I had been so broken with videogames lately with holiday on and Move that'll probably wait a year before getting either or both.
expect it to be the leaked dual 266 MHz ARM11 processors, 113 MHz GPU, 64 MB of system RAM, and 4 MB of VRAM. Like the Wii, expectation is profit from day one. Nintendo these days are not about heavy specs.
to know is why they did the same ass backwards button layout as the psp and put the analog on the same side as the d-pad. Would it not make more sense to put it on the oposite side, or is there an advantage here that i missed?
Think about it, your right hand is always going to be on the buttons and right bumper. Left hand is always for directional movement and the left bumper. THe dpad and analog stick do the same thing, move direction. So it makes more sense to put them right together. Imaging having to move with the analog stick then you'd have to stop moving just so you can reach and press some buttons - what sense does that make? Really I'm confusing myself explaining this to you because (to me at least) it's just common sense.
What controller configuration have you ever used where the analog is on the same side as the face buttons?
more sense if the anolog was on the right and the dpad was on the left because you are doing the same motions as a regular controler where you have to take your hands of the face buttons to move the camera and the d-pad would be used for movement.
Well regardless, this is day one for me mainly because of the support its getting. On the flip side. I think psp2 will have more power definitely, but if anything this generation has proven. Power isn't as imortant as it used to be. I can still see psp2 do very well if it has three things. Second analog/ strong lineup of games, and a robust online strategy. So what I'm saying is Killzone/ resistance/uncharted psp 2 launch with strong online support:p
And don't forget the the main feature of a portative game system - life of a battery. The sexier are specs, the less is life of a battery.
I hope I can find one for cheaper over here in Bahrain...
Google it foo!
I think he was joking.
I have an old friend from Bahrain!
lol those are more like features/dimensions not HW specs
3DS = $300 PS3 = $300 hmmm both do 3D but only one does everything. Thank You Stealth Trolls & Future Disagrees
For the 3DS specs it shouldn't be that expensive. Sadly the PSP2 might be much more high tech and would mean that it's gonna be uber expensive. I remember the PSP being very expensive when it was launched.
I forgot how i can just carry around a 3D TV a power source, a ps3, a controller and all the wires with me and still play all my games while wearing my awesome goggles. Oh wait...
Try saying that again when the PSP2 is priced in Japan, you fucking trollfag. Seriosuly. You are fucking low to compare a console to a handheld. You didn't even WAIT until they officially confirm the US price, but as usual, you jump to fucking conclusions and make an asshat out of yourself. HAHA! Actually, scratch what I said. You're still sore because of Megaman Legends 3 being on the 3DS.
"you jump to fucking conclusions and make an asshat out of yourself." ohh the irony!
"You're still sore because of Megaman Legends 3 being on the 3DS." They never said it was in development or if it was they did not say which system it is on. Kratosgirl = FAIL Also WHY ARE YOU SWEARING?!
Dude...seriously now ?
Maybe you forgot the price of the 3D capable HDTV, as well as the price of glasses? Adds quite a bit to that 300 dollar price huh? Just because 25k yen converts to 300 dollars in todays exchange rate DOES NOT mean thats how much it will cost here......jesus You're getting disagrees for being a troll. Give me a break, you calling anyone else a troll is just hysterical. Why the hell are you even comparing the two systems?
Kotaku is rated 3 stars? Cmon guys. Click the little + and vote "WTF?!" and "No".
specs are kinda low but it is feature rich.
thats okay about the specs,guess it will be abit better than psp graphics, nintendo arnt always the lead when it comes to graphics,ill just be happy to play games with non blocky pixelated characters etc lol,psp would have to be as powerful as todays mobile phones.
"PS3 does everything"? Thats funny because I don't see a proper PS3 version of Dead or alive on that console. And its going on four years since release. The fact is these are the types of games gamers expect to see on PSP and which should have appeared long ago. I see two resident evil games (which look amazing) on 3DS but whatever happened to that PSP version? It hasn't been updated since E3 2009 to my knowledge. Games like Kingdom hearts, Metal gear solid, Resident evil that either still have yet to appear, or took a long time to appear on PSP. Plus Ninja gaiden, DOA, Saints row: all games that haven't ever appeared on PSP. Disagree all you guys want but its the truth. This will appeal to a lot of people because this is how a console quality handheld should be done. With or without 3D its still a handheld. And those are mighty fine games that you can take with you, and thats not even mentioning Nintendo's games.
you mentioned one statement about Dead or Alive and the PS3,then you jumped onto the PSP,you do know Jaytv-Pyro didn't mention anything related to the PSP right ? btw,I do agree that the 3DS has a damn fine line-up and is very tempting for a purchase,let's just hope the PSP2 has an equal quality line-up.
I am merely mentioning the PSP because these ARE the types of games that should have been on there. I'm not trying to relate it to a war. Maybe it has come across that way. What I was merely saying is (for European price) PSP came out at a similar price. Yet it has taken all these years to get those types of games on there because of piracy problems. Yet all this is here before 3DS is out the gate. Imagine what types of games could be coming along later. My point was he is comparing a PS3 to a 3DS when it is just releasing so its to be expected. What I forgot to mention was price point is to be expected at this stage. PSP still had a good launch even though it was dearer than GC.
for clearing that up and yes points are given,well said
This is great. It's like Nintendo is begging for competition, so they can improve themselves. Gamers win!
The Nintendo DS is still a decent handheld system, making powerful handhelds cost money(Iphone anyone?). Its a "major" upgrade from what the DS can do graphically, and the features are basically what I'm looking forward most to(3D movies,Tag mode,Music,etc.).
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