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Price Of Nintendo 3DS Falls Under £200

Online retailer Shopto has already cut the price of the soon to be announced Nintendo 3DS to less than £200, a saving of £30 compared to the suggested retail price of £229.99.

The portable gaming console (opens in new tab), which will be the first to come with a 3D screen that doesn't require any glasses, will be released on the 25th of March and is gradually building some serious traction.

The Nintendo 3DS is currently the fourth hottest future release on Amazon despite the fact that it won't be available for another two months. The device comes with a 3.53-inch widescreen LCD display with a 800x480 pixel resolution (240 pixels for each eye).

There's also a smaller 3-inch LCD display which is touch sensitive and has a resolution of 320x240 pixels. The console will also be able to record in 3D thanks to two VGA cameras at the back.

Other noteworthy features include the ability to create adhoc networks and automatically exchange data with other Nintendo 3DS systems, an E-Shop which allows users to browse and download games and applications from within the console as well as a SD memory card slot.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.