why is there an infrared port?

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  1. Boards
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  3. why is there an infrared port?
5 years ago#1
i don't know much about infrared ports, but i do know that the 3DS has one. but why?

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5 years ago#2
Mystery Gift? ololol
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5 years ago#3
ummm.... bump?
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5 years ago#4
There isn't. I believe you're talking about the charging cradle terminal?

nput/Output:
A port that accepts both Nintendo 3DS game cards and game cards for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems, an SD memory card slot, an AC adapter connector, a charging cradle terminal and a stereo headphone output jack.
5 years ago#5
There isn't. I believe you're talking about the charging cradle terminal?

no there really is an IR port.

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2010-nintendo-3ds/101748
go to 00:55 to see him specifically say "Infrared Port".

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Name: Pocky Town: Turnleaf
5 years ago#6
Infrared is not on the Input/Output list though. Which is odd. I suppose maybe they wanted to make things like the Pokemon Walker cheaper to implement rather than design DS carts which are Infrared themselves?

Then again I can't see it. But the Gameboy Colour (maybe the Gameboy too) had one so why can't this? I'm not sure now.
5 years ago#7
If it is in fact an IR Port:
I suppose maybe they wanted to make things like the Pokemon Walker cheaper to implement rather than design DS carts which are Infrared themselves
^this
I wonder if they'll somehow make it compatible with the wii remote..... like some augmented reality using the cameras.... I'm sure Johnny Chung will find a way...
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