Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan, flies off the shelves in hours

The most awaited Nintendo 3DS was launched today in Japan where all its 400k unit shipments get sold off  as most of the retailers took pre-orders month before. The design of 3DS is similar to that of its previous version DS, its dimensions are 135 * 74 * 20 mm and weighs 227 g, two cameras, glossy finish, etc.,


The device doesn’t require any seperate 3D glasses or display screens as it uses the process called autostereoscopy. This also backwards compatible with its DS series and DSi software.The device will be available in Europe on March 25th, in Australia on March 31 for $ 349.95 AUD,  in North America on March 27 for $ 249.99 USD.



Microsoft Kinect – The next Big Step

Microsoft Kinect has given a fresh lease of life for Microsoft’s Gaming department, couple of years back when the XBOX 360’s where failing with Ring of Death, Many experts predicted the fall of the Redmond Giant in one more category.

But in 2010, Microsoft is still growing strong, rather has become the buzz of the holiday season with the launch of its innovative hands-free motion sensitive controller the Kinect. Coupling with the slimmer XBOX 360 S (2010), the combination is proving to be deadly in negotiating Sony’s PS3 (with Move) and Nintendo Wii.

There is a crazy demand in the market for XBOX Kinect which is usually associated with iPhone launches and seen in other cases like Amazon’s kindle and Nintendo Wii. Microsoft has gone low key over the last few years and has started showing some good results.

Microsoft Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect Sensor $299.95 w/ Free Shipping

But coming to the Kinect, when Microsoft showed some demo’s of the Kinect concept sometime back, I was wondering how long it will take for Microsoft to come out with a practical device for public use. But to everyone’s surprise MS has come out the device in a much short time and a very affordable price point of $150. When you buy the Kinect in a XBOX bundle it becomes even more cheaper.

If one thought Wii was a new concept in Gaming, Kinect definitely takes it to the next level. Now with Kinect not just gaming but a whole new suit of medical and practical applications of the device will surely hit the market. Imagine a Therapy DVD which will monitor and correct every step and move of the patient and so on.
Lets wait for couple of more months to see more Game titles and applications of the Kinect.

Apple iPad in Europe and Japan – Review and Price

Apple iPad is ready for preorder as well as sales in 9 European countries.They are U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Germany, which will be followed in July in Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.Earlier the date was getting postponed but now there are many APPle shops selling iPad.Many plans for iPad are introduced in UK.Following are the plans in UK
pay £7.50 a month for 1GB of data a month on Hutchison Whampoa’s 3 network
pay £25 for 10GB a month on Orange
Pay-as-you-go and daily price plans will also be available.

Price of iPad seems to be very similar to that was in US but only difference is in US it is dollars and in UK it is in Euro but the numbers are same
The tariffs are similar around Europe.
£429 for the 16GB
Wi-Fi-only model £599 for 64GB,
between £529 for the 16GB Wi-Fi/3G rising to £699.

Much awaited device in Japan is iPad and there also it got released and there were many people standing in front of Apple store in Queue.There were around 1200 peoplr standing in front of the store.Japanese people have craze over iPad mainly to read magazines and to play games.

Apple Japan is selling both the Wi-Fi only and 3G versions, starting at 48,800 yen and 61,800 yen, respectively.