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Have you heard of the new technology with handheld gaming consoles? Nintendo, being one of the companies to introduce new gaming technologies has launched Nintendo 3DS. Well, with the Nintendo 3DS, its main feature is its 3D effect and with that, anyone would be excited to have this device. As we all know, Nintendo was able to secure its name as one of the leaders in gaming. Nintendo started as the pioneer in handheld consoles that started with the GameBoy to its newest addition to their top selling consoles.
This unit is said to be the first entry into the new revolutionary gadgets for the new gaming world. Nintendo 3DS is the first to employ the use of 3D technology in gaming consoles. Now for those who are interested in getting themselves this new unit, make sure that you will know what to expect so that you have an idea on how you can make full use of your Nintendo 3DS to its maximum performance. Listed below are just some of what things that the Nintendo 3DS has to offer.
3D Technology for Your Handheld Device
Yes, this is it! 3D gaming is literally in our hands. Be able to experience 3D gaming using your favorite handheld gaming console without the need to use those weird 3D glasses. The great part about this is that you can control if you want to play in 3D mode or the usual 2D. To do this, just locate the “Depth Slider” button on your Nintendo 3DS and have the option to switch it on and off so you would be able to choose between the new 3D look or the usual 2D. Be able to see as your game become more exciting and fun!
Dual Screen for the 3DS

This is still the same feature as the older versions of the Nintendo but the gamer will visibly see that the screens have been enhanced. Nintendo is definitely proud of its 320x240 pixel resolution. Now, for the 3D effect, the top screen divides its resolution by two as this will help create the 3D effect for the games.
Nintendo 3DS’ Circle Pad
Be ready to try out the Nintendo Circle Pad, this serves as an additional pad aside from the old D-Pad. Gamers are able to choose two pads depending on the game that they are playing. The D-pad is recommended for best accurate and control for your game while the circle pad is recommended for smooth motions.

Introducing Nintendo 3DS’ Gyro and Motion Sensors
Another great addition to this gaming console is the motion and gyro sensors. These sensors will make sure that with every movement is perfectly translated in to you game. This will give you more ease and be hyped by its fast reaction to your movements. This is yet another step that Nintendo has taken.
Backwards Compatibility of the Nintendo 3DS
One of the most common questions that previous Nintendo owners have is whether the Nintendo 3DS is compatible with their Nintendo DS games. The answer to this is, yes! Your games and almost all other existing Nintendo DS and even DSi games are indeed compatible to play with the Nintendo 3DS.
Gamers all around the world would want to try out this new gaming unit. Who doesn’t? It sure emphasizes on its promise that it will be an incredible experience. With all these promising benefits, Nintendo 3DS will surely live up to its name as the next-generation in the gaming technology.

The Gateway 3DS is a super star (or at the very least an expected super star) among gamers. It was introduced in June 2013 and was met with high expectations. The question is almost a year later does it really meet the expectations that everyone had.


The purchase nets you 2 cards and a case. The red card is for the 3ds games from 4.1 to 4.5 firmware. The blue cartridge is for Nintendo DS flash carts. Do they meet their hype? That really depends on who you ask.


Die hard users are happy with the Gateway 3DS and they do not mind the added costs. Other less experienced users do not notice the difference and do not feel like the cost is justified. Whether this is the card for you or not depends on your level of experience and your need for customization.


The Pro's


These are one of a kind flashcards that allow the user to play a host of regional games as long as they fall within a certain level of firmware this is actually a blessing and a curse because while they are very up to date today in 6 months from now they may not be. As the firmware changes and it will there will be certain steps that have to be taken to up date the cards.


Of course since the cards are readily able to expand it means that you do not have to run out to buy a new card as things evolve.


The Con's


The most obvious con is the cost. The Gateway 3DS is probably 1/3 more expensive than other cards with like abilities. The cost can be justified but most people would rather save some cash and get a flash card that performs well and that is still affordable.


There are some compatibility issues as well that takes some special tweaking but with a little know how and a bit of time you can work through the issues.




Overall the performance is there and it is worth the extra expense. You do not feel any raised chips under the label like you may with other less expensive flashcards. The storage case is convenient and the cases are sturdy.


You can tell the difference in cost between this card and the bargain basement brands. It works well and is built well which some people feel offsets the extra costs that you have to pay for this type of card.