When purchasing your 3DS, you probably are doing so for the games set to come out for the platform. But even if you don’t buy any software day one, 3DS offers a variety of features and software to keep you entertained… in Japan at least. We won’t know exactly what Nintendo will be offering outside of Japan, but we can probably expect it to be, at the very least, similar to Japan’s.
You can check out all the details after the jump.
Of course, the biggest reason your slapping the money down is for the 3DS system itself that is included. Then you don’t want to play your 3DS just for one charge! That’s why Nintendo has included the charging cradle for the system along with an AC adaptor. As a sidenote, Nintendo has announced that the 3DS takes three and a half hours to charge and, for 3DS games, lasts three to five hours, and for DS games, lasts five to eight hours.
Power options aside, you also get a touch pen, 2GB SD card, and 6 augmented reality cards. Your usual start up guide, warrenty and health and safety warnings are also shoved somewhere deep in the box where you will never take them out.
Software wise, the 3DS comes with software built specifically for 3DS’s camera, taking pictures, editing them, etc. Nintendo 3DS sound which allows you to store up to 180 10 second sound clips, plus you can play music files.
There is Mii studio where you can create your Miis, and then Street Mii Plaza. There are some Augmented Reality games that don’t include using the cards, like Face Shooter, where you take pictures of people’s faces and it turns them into enemies.
And lastly, the internet browser is bundled in along with something called an Activity Log, which seems to be sort of a journal/calender of sorts.
And that’s it for what will be in your 3DS and the box on day one in Japan! Of course, in North America and Europe this may vary. We will find out on January 19th exactly what Nintendo’s plans are outside of Japan.