New York – Nintendo plans to sell its 3D-enabled 3DS
handheld game system for $250 in the U.S. when it goes on sale March 27. The
company added that 30 game titles for the 3DS would be available by June. New
features on the system include StreetPass, which lets the 3DS share
game data with other 3DS owners in the vicinity, even when the device is in
sleep mode, and SpotPass, which automatically connects to Wi-Fi hotspots to
download new content, even if the device is asleep.
that the 3DS will ship without a number of previously announced features,
including an updated Internet browser, a Nintendo 3DS eShop for game purchases,
and the ability to view 3D movies.
Those features are expected to be enabled
through firmware updates at some point in the future.