How The Nintendo 3DS Does Augmented Reality

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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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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.