Nintendo Reveals New 3D-Enabled DS Handheld

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I don’t suppose you remember a few weeks back when Eddy posted a sweet video of a Nintendo DS doing some really neat 3D tricks? Seems that idea isn’t so far fetched after all, as Nintendo just announced that they are developing an updated version of the venerable DS handheld device called the 3DS. As you might glean from its moniker, this new portable system is capable of 3D gaming without the use of a pair of funky glasses.

Furthermore, this new DS is capable of backwards compatibility with all current DS and DSi titles.We can look forward to seeing this device in Japan before March of next year, with a North American release to follow shortly thereafter. No firm date has been announced, but 1up postulates that we will see the 3DS hit Japan late this year with a NA follow up in the spring of 2011. Next week also sees the release of the DSi XL which has a much larger screen than previous versions of the DS.

What do you guys think about this announcement? I think we’ve seen more DS iterations released in our life-time than we have Call of Duty games. How do you think this new development will play out for Nintendo? Should they be worried about flooding the market? Would you even pick one up? Fire away!

Source: 1up

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8 thoughts on “Nintendo Reveals New 3D-Enabled DS Handheld”

  1. I actually like this 3D idea better than fuggin Natal or some bitchass thing like that. Nut chances are this 3D trend is going to lead to motion games being in annoying 3D.
    If there’s a non-Handheld console that is 3D, I’d love to try out a game like CoD or something atmospheric in 3D. That would be intense and immersive.

  2. while you have the 3d screen built into the ds, Wouldn’t you need to buy a special 3d tv for the ps3 games? or do I not understand the technology. oh and how does it not require special glasses?

  3. [quote comment=”10685″]while you have the 3d screen built into the ds, Wouldn’t you need to buy a special 3d tv for the ps3 games? or do I not understand the technology. oh and how does it not require special glasses?[/quote]

    Not sure, yet.

  4. look up some stuff, but basically it looks like you would need to buy a new TV that can support 3d. Also samsung has come out with a tv that does not require glasses, but it needs alot of fine tuning for it to be even somewhat good.

  5. Well, If there was any time that 3D wouldn’t bug me, it would be on a portable little guy. I’m not ready to stand up in front of my PC / Television and move around for my “hardcore” games, but some little 3D puzzles / platform games might be fun on/in the Bus / Plane / Waiting room.

    Cute idea, still not willing to pay for a handheld device tho.

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