New Nintendo Hardware: Nintendo 3DS (Update)
Nintendo Co., Ltd.(Minami-ward of Kyoto-city, President Satoru Iwata) will launch “N intendo 3D S”(temp) during the fiscal year ending March 2011, on which games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses.
“Nintendo 3DS”(temp) is going to be the new portable game machine to succeed “Nintendo DS series”, whose cumulative consolidated sales from Nintendo amounted to 125million units as of the end of December 2009, and will include backward compatibility so that the software for Nintendo DS series, including the ones for Nintendo DSi, can also be enjoyed.
We are planning to announce additional details at E3 show, which is scheduled to be held from June 15, 2010 at Los Angeles in the U.S.
This came out of nowhere! This is huge, gigantic, fantastic! This is crazy news especially about the 3d effects without glasses. It’s being released the fiscal year ending March 2011. E3 2010 is going to be jam packed with Nintendo goodness and can’t come soon enough.
Update: Kotaku explains how the 3DS 3d Could Work, using a motion sensor. Check it our HERE. We will have to wait until E3 to know for sure.
Update: From IGN
Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports new details about the 3DS. While still unconfirmed by Nintendo, the system will apparently use a “3-D joystick” and will feature a “force feedback mechanism that will let players feel the collisions of a game character.” An accelerometer to allow tilt functionality is also still under consideration.
The paper also says the 3DS will have “significant improvements in wireless communications speed and battery life,” and notes the dual screens will not be larger than 4 inches each.