How The Nintendo 3DS Does Augmented Reality

By Ishaan . September 29, 2010 . 2:00pm


Beyond taking 3D pictures, the Nintendo 3DS camera has a few other uses that you’ll find in this video. For starters, the camera works with augmented reality cards to create “holographic” AR games. In Japan, the 3DS comes with six different AR cards in the box.


It also has another very cool function, which involves creating Miis. You can point the outer cameras at someone’s face, snap a photograph of them, and the 3DS automatically creates a Mii for you based on their facial features.

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  • karasuKumo

    LOL at her trousers XD But seriously that is rather nifty, might cause trouble haha.

  • Something about the music in the video reminds of the Runaway Five.

  • Cool commercial, to be sure. Nice selling of the systems features.

  • Avojavo

    The 3DS needs a special charging station?
    To do what it says it can do, I hope it has a battery life right up the wazoo.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      No, it doesn’t. The package also includes a regular AC adaptor. The more important point of the cradle is the “SpotPass” functionality, which updates the 3DS with new rankings, ghost data, free software etc.

      As for battery life, Nintendo already confirmed that the 3DS would have similar battery life as the DSi, which would be around 10, 11 hours. Not a record breaker by any means, but fairly decent and much better than the PSP or iPhone.

  • Guest

    Is it a pedometer?

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