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Nintendo 3DS Announced, DS Successor Touts 3D Gaming Without Special Glasses

by Mike Bendel March 23, 2010 @ 1:20 am


Looks like the DSi and its XL variant were only a stopgap measure to tide folks over for Nintendo’s next major handheld hardware revision. Meet the Nintendo 3DS — an all-new handheld that will serve as the successor to the company’s immensely popular DS hardware.

While there are no photos or spy shots of an actual 3DS unit available yet, Nintendo did drop a tantalizing tidbit in its press release, revealing that it will feature use of 3D technology that does not require any form of special glasses.

Additionally, the 3D-capable device will include backwards compatibility with DS and DSi format titles.  It’s due for release in Nintendo’s fiscal year ending March 2011.

Further details are scheduled to be announced during E3 2010 in Los Angeles.

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Darkchild says:

Awesomeness! Can't wait to see how it looks! :D

Kwipper says:

Were starting to get closer to April 1st....

Darkchild says:

don't think that way, nintendo has been hinting this for a long time

PR0fessor Burnt says:

it will be interesting how the 3d will work on a touch screen

KezraPlanes says:

I'll surely be getting it... Given I have the cash to splash on it xD

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