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Nintendo announces Nintendo 3DS

March 23, 2010

Well in advance of E3, Nintendo has decided to confirm that a new handheld system is on its way to your hands.

The Nintendo 3DS, according to a release from the company, allows games to be “enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses”. It is not yet known how the 3D effects will work, though speculation is that a Japan-only DSiWare game may offer an idea.

On top of 3D capabilities and being able to detect how the player moves and reacts, signifying it’s bringing along a camera from its DSi older brother, the system is set to be backwards compatible with DS and DSi games, though it’s important to stress this is a new system, not an incremental update to the original DS lines.

The announce comes after murmurs that the new handheld will be utilizing an Nvidia Tegra graphics card and a tussel between Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and Japanese newspaper Asashi Shimbun, which claims Iwata said the next DS will feature “highly detailed graphics, and it will be necessary to have a sensor with the ability to read the movements of people playing.”

The Nintendo 3DS is set to release in the wide time period between April 2010 and March 2011. We’ll keep you posted as more develops.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2010 5:49 pm

    I’ve heard that the 3DS will use a Nvidia Tegra graphics card! Isn’t that cool! I’m kind of bummed that the bottom screen will be smaller than the DS lite’s bottom screen, though. Do you know if is it true that the Nintendo 3DS will have a multi-touch screen and a GPS?

  2. Jonathan Davila permalink*
    June 21, 2010 4:57 pm

    I don’t think any of that stuff has been confirmed yet, Little Professor, and personally, I doubt the GPS thing will happen. Nonetheless, the device has something called… er… what was it… KID ICARUS.

    Buy it.

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