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Nintendo new 3DS game console with glasses-free three dimensional effectpicture from: http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2014/11/nintendo-run-us-mall-tour-exhibiting-wii-u-3ds-titles.html
CONTENTIntroductionTechnological AffordancesMarketing and Branding strategiesUsers ExperiencesReference Listpicture from: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/hardware/lineup/index.html#new3dsll_metallicblue
IntroductionThree three-dimensional technology has been becoming increasingly focused since the shown of the famous 3D film-Avatar.However,the 3D films always needs specific 3D glasses to obtain the stereo vision,which brings many inconveniences to some people.picture from: http://www.hjenglish.com/new/p280331/
picture from: http://avatarblog.typepad.com/avatar-blog/2010/04/do-avatar-3d-glasses-from-the-movies-work-at-home-.html
IntroductionTherefore,glasses-free 3D technology becomes the new trend of 3D technologys research and development.The Nintendo new 3DS,which is the new generation of Nintendos game console,could be considered as a successful sample of using glasses-free 3D technology.
IntroductionThis picture shows the data about new 3DSs first week sales(Polygon,2015).picture from: http://www.polygon.com/2015/2/17/8051571/3ds-sales-earnings-nintendo
Technological AffordancesParallax barriers technology helps Nintendo new 3DS got outstanding 3D effect(Nintendo,2015).This technology uses the differences created by interlaced strips and light so that these differences can be caught by eyes and obtain depth,then gets stereo vision(Kim et al.,2015).
picture from: http://www.howtogeek.com/207549/will-glasses-free-3d-finally-put-3d-tvs-in-every-home/
Technological AffordancesAnother main technology that used by Nintendo new 3DS is face-tracking 3D technology.picture from: http://kotaku.com/weve-had-the-new-3ds-xl-for-weeks-and-this-is-what-we-1685427867
Technological AffordancesOther new technologies that used by Nintendo new 3DS can be seen from the video(YouTube,2014).
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Marketing and Branding StrategiesUsing social medias like Twitter and Face book to communicate with its users and offer its newest information and activities.
screen captures from Twitter&Facebook- Nintendo UK
Marketing and Branding StrategiesCooperating with other brands like Mcdonalds to advertise the brand.picture from:http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/jaceyng/Mcdonalds-Happy-Meal-Super-Mario-Toys_zps8e2fa101.jpg
Marketing and Branding StrategiesNintendo advertises its games more than its devices by using platforms like social medias and its official website.
screen captures from Twitter&Official website- Nintendo UK
Users experienceDifferent platforms for users of Nintendo new 3DS to communicate with each other.Online forums like Polygon and Techrader.Video website like YouTube.Social medias like Twitter and Facebook.
Users experienceOne player named Hugh Langley(Techrader,2015) said,new 3DS has much better 3D effect than the old generation, and cost is affordable.
screen captures from Techrader(2015) http://www.techradar.com/reviews/gaming/games-consoles/new-nintendo-3ds-1281493/review
Users experiencePolygon staff also thought that new 3DS has a nice 3d effect(Polygon,2015),however, he thought that its friend code system' does not improved,which is very inconvenient and outdated.screen captures from Polygon(2015) http://www.polygon.com/2015/2/13/8032475/new-nintendo-3ds-xl-review
Users experienceOverall comments:Mostly better than fine.
screen captures from Techrader,Polygon,TrustedReview,CNET and Know Your Mobile
Reference ListKim,D.,Lee,H., Kim,S. and Sohn,K.(2015) Parallax adjustment for visual comfort enhancement using the effect of parallax distribution and cross talk in parallax-barrier auto stereoscopic three-dimensional display. Optical Engineering,54(12).
Nintendo(2015) What is Nintendo 3DS? Available from: http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/what-is-nintendo-3ds [Accessed 03 January,2016]
Polygon (2015) New 3DS XL sales already buoying slumping 3DS performance. Available from: http://www.polygon.com/2015/2/17/8051571/3ds-sales-earnings-nintendo [Accessed 06 January,2016]
Polygon (2015) NEW NINTENDO 3DS XL REVIEW. Available from: http://www.polygon.com/2015/2/13/8032475/new-nintendo-3ds-xl-review [Accessed 06 January,2016]
Techrader (2015) New Nintendo 3DS review. Available from: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/gaming/games-consoles/new-nintendo-3ds-1281493/review [Accessed 06 January,2016]