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Nintendo 3DS game cart revealed, wireless e-reader app coming soon?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jun 2010 0:39 User comments (10)

Nintendo 3DS game cart revealed, wireless e-reader app coming soon? Siliconera has posted a picture this week on how the game cart for the Nintendo 3DS looks, and unsurprisingly it looks very similar to a standard DS cart.
The new 2GB 3DS carts are the exact shape as a standard DS cart, but with a small tab in the corner.

Additionally, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has hinted that the 3DS may be getting an e-reader app that works with the handheld's built-in Wi-Fi support. Using the wireless, the device may soon be able to "automatically acquire newspaper and magazine articles."

Posted in the Japanese Nikkei, Iwata also said the 3DS' wireless connection could stay active even when the handheld is asleep: "It will seek out and automatically connect with wireless LAN spots, and download information," leaving the latest news or other info for gamers when they turn the system back on.

Please read our full post on the 3DS here: E3 2010: Nintendo shows off 3DS, 'No More Glasses'

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10 user comments

119.6.2010 3:44

Carts? I knew Nintendo was behind the times, but WTF! Oh wait...they don't use carts...they use CARDS! Big difference there. This is like calling an SD card a cart!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Jun 2010 @ 3:45

219.6.2010 10:27

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Carts? I knew Nintendo was behind the times, but WTF! Oh wait...they don't use carts...they use CARDS! Big difference there. This is like calling an SD card a cart!
It is a SD card they are just not calling it that....sad eh?

The 3DS is made of so much fail....and no TV out......

319.6.2010 13:08

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Carts? I knew Nintendo was behind the times, but WTF! Oh wait...they don't use carts...they use CARDS! Big difference there. This is like calling an SD card a cart!
It is a SD card they are just not calling it that....sad eh?

The 3DS is made of so much fail....and no TV out......

No it isn't.

Why would you want TV-out on a handheld, most of all one that used 3D imagery that your TV probably will never be able to display properly(even with glasses).
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Jun 2010 @ 13:09

419.6.2010 17:40

Maybe "cart" is short for cartridge

519.6.2010 20:29

the cart thing is ridiculous. seriously..

620.6.2010 13:03

Cartridges are really a smart move. Disc based games on a handheld are a bad idea, even sony took that out in their psp go. Cart games are a lot better for battery life, and not only that but also cartridge based games load faster. Stop crying.

720.6.2010 14:33
Glowzinski
Unverified new user

Hmm, you mean sony said something bad about nintendo? Look at the numbers, the DS has out sold the psp by like 60 million. So, go on sony, as you stand there crying we will read and pay no attention!

820.6.2010 14:36
Glowzinski
Unverified new user

It would be cool if you could put this in your PC and play it on there. Maybe, backup your saves. Someone will make a emulator that plays off the cards. Come on smart younger people, do it!!!!

920.6.2010 23:25

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Carts? I knew Nintendo was behind the times, but WTF! Oh wait...they don't use carts...they use CARDS! Big difference there. This is like calling an SD card a cart!
It is a SD card they are just not calling it that....sad eh?

The 3DS is made of so much fail....and no TV out......

I normally hold a good amount of respect for you, Zippy, but you really have no friggin' idea what you're talking about here...

That said, I'm hoping they'll eventually break that 2GB mark. The PSP has been held back by that 1.5 mark for too long as it is, it'd suck to see the same thing happen here.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Jun 2010 @ 23:27

1030.9.2010 18:26

Originally posted by nintenut:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Carts? I knew Nintendo was behind the times, but WTF! Oh wait...they don't use carts...they use CARDS! Big difference there. This is like calling an SD card a cart!
It is a SD card they are just not calling it that....sad eh?

The 3DS is made of so much fail....and no TV out......

I normally hold a good amount of respect for you, Zippy, but you really have no friggin' idea what you're talking about here...

That said, I'm hoping they'll eventually break that 2GB mark. The PSP has been held back by that 1.5 mark for too long as it is, it'd suck to see the same thing happen here.
Ok its a high end SD card with better data rates and security..... they are still missing the point of just how much data you can put in a card that size.

What they are doing is making a 1.5 system(the Game cube was the last well made Nintendo console) yet again, they just can't get away from being cheap(even at a 300$ price point). And 3D is made of fail, its a waste and time and effort they would have been better without it cut 50-100 out of the price could have put another nub in and do 2 touch screens, screens and a TV out...or a WII adapter so I don;t have to squint....
/curmudgeon
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Sep 2010 @ 18:36

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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