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Charge cradle confirmed for 3DS

Iwata explains Nintendo's thinking.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed the 3DS will come with a special charger cradle.

Speaking during this month's Iwata Asks he said, "As for the battery, it is inevitable that Nintendo 3DS will be a device which requires more frequent recharging than Nintendo DS.

"This is why we are going to include the cradle, which is a dedicated battery charger."

And just in case 3DS owners forget to use it, Nintendo's going to offer a helpful reminder. "Perhaps we may need to dispatch to our consumers a message, something like, "Please place your Nintendo 3DS on the cradle as soon as you return home with it."

As announced last month, the 3DS will launch in Japan on 26th February. US and European launches will follow in March.

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