Nintendo 3DS gets 3D video recording

Now that the 3DS firmware update is finally here, we're glad Ninty took its time

Ninty's delayed firmware update to our Gaming Gadget of the Year, the Nintendo 3DS, has just gone live – and it's just another reason to stick the maverick handheld on your Christmas wishlist. The 3DS – currently going for just £120 – now has another string to its 3D bow in the form of 3D video recording and playback, in addition to shooting 3D stills with the rear-facing camera.

The new features include the ability to create stop-motion videos and an interval (i.e. burst) mode with the 3DS able to shoot video at a resolution of 480 x 240, which means your clips shouldn't take up too much room on your SD card. The update also adds data transfers between 3DS consoles and a few additions to puzzles and social features on StreetPass.

The 3DS' games catalogue is looking better all the time – we're talking Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – and the price is low enough that we might just be tempted. Keep it up, Nintendo.

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