Nintendo 3DS will record in 3D


The 3DS will have a system update available before the holidays. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP)

A system update available before the holidays will allow users to record 3D video, but the company didn’t say if users would be able to export or send the video.

Nintendo also made a couple more pre-holiday announcements, revealing that Super Mario 3D Land will hit stores Nov. 13 — marking Mario’s first appearance on the 3DS — and Mario Kart 7 will drop Dec. 4.

I got a chance to play both titles during a briefing earlier this summer and found that both make good, but not gimmicky, use of the handheld’s 3D capabilities .

The question, of course, is whether the appearance of Nintendo’s most recognizable character can help the handheld keep up the boost in sales from its recent price cut. 3DS title haven’t been that compelling, but by hitting the nostalgia well again this Christmas season, Nintendo is clearly trying to woo its core set of gamers to the 3DS.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.

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