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Nintendo 3DS accessories

Updated on June 25, 2011

After forking over the big bucks for your shiny new 3DS you'll want to get the most out of it right? Well why not invest in a some useful accessories to make it your new nintendo 3DS really shine?

What is the Nintendo 3DS?

The 3DS is a the latest in a long line of handheld gaming devices made by the famed Japanese console maker known as Nintendo. It all started with Nintendo's vary first portable gaming device, known as the Game and Watch. After that Nintendo gave us the world famous Game Boy followed by the Game Boy Color and the Game Boy Advance. For nintendo's next release they did something radical. The Nintendo DS launched with a dual screen setup, one of which was touch sensitive. There came along a couple iterations of the DS but all were essential the same device. Finally though Nintendo has decided to move on and make a new device - the Nintendo 3DS. It's still based off the old DS design, but has many new and revolutionary features, the most exciting being it's ability to display 3D images without the need for special glasses.

The 3DS is an exciting and expensive piece of new hardware, and along with any new hardware it's important to spring for a few extra bells and whistles to get the most out of it.

3DS Stylus

The 3DS ships with a stylus just like its predecessors. The only thing is, the stylus isn't right for everybody. Some people find it way to short and thin to handle comfortably. And worst of all, it can be very easy to misplace. That's why many people spring for an extra 3rd party stylus, specially designed for the DS and 3DS.

There are many different kinds and colors to choose from depending on your needs. One design features a telescoping stylus which can still fit into the stylus storage spot on board the DS but can be extended to double the size once removed. I myself own one of these and find it much more comfortable to use rather than a typical stylus. It's one of the first DS accessories I purchased.

There are numerous other DS and 3DS styluses available online through stores like Check them out and see what fits you best!

3DS Cases

After buying a brand new 3DS, it can really suck if you end up dropping it. Even if the 3DS survives a cracked case or a scratched screen can really be a bummer. Fortunately Nintendo is famous for constructing high quality and durable consoles. Still, why take a risk? Why not spend a couple more dollars and buy a case to protect your 3DS.

Out of all the accessories available for the 3DS a case is the most practical and essential. Kids 3DS are especially in need of extra protection. Children are always dropping, spilling or losing their 3DS system so the extra protection offered by a case can go along way in protecting their device,

3D glasses

Nintendo has said that 3D glasses will not be needed with the 3DS. The device will use a special process called autostereoscopy to create the 3D affect. However, if you want an even better 3D experience, you can grab a hold of some specially designed 3D gaming glasses. Now these glasses may not be for everybody but hardcore fans and serious Audio Visual nerds might be interested in picking a up a pair of these badboys for their 3DS and other 3D devices. One company known as Gunnar, is already fielding interviews about their planned release of 3D glasses designed specifically for 3DS gamers. The glasses will create clearer 3D images for both games and movies on the 3DS. The interview can be found here: Game Blend's Gunnar Interview

This hub will continue to be updated as the launch of the 3DS approaches. Please check back for more of my recommendations and updated information regarding the 3DS and it's accessories. Also please check out my other articles about the Nintendo 3DS by following the links below. 

Thank you for reading and happy 3DSing!


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      Person 5 years ago

      Or just wait a year like me and get $100 off.

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      DavitosanX 7 years ago

      I want one too, but I'll wait to try it out and see if the games are actually fun to play. (and pay for)

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      vaguesan 7 years ago from Osaka, Japan

      not 300 dollars. It's actually priced at 250.

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      Shadow95 7 years ago

      It's coming out march 27'th at like 300 dollars

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      vaguesan 7 years ago from Osaka, Japan

      Yes! I want one so badly. I think it will be totally worth it.

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      michelle-ds-fan 7 years ago

      I can hardly wait for the 3DS. I don't need one, but I sure want one. Guess now is the time to start saving.