Nintendo teases us with 3DS - DS/DSi update offering glasses-free 3D gaming

Nintendo teases us with 3DS - DS/DSi update offering glasses-free 3D gaming

Summary: This is pretty cool! Nintendo has announced that it is releasing an update to the DS/DSi handheld console line and introducing a brand new feature - glasses-free 3D!

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This is pretty cool! Nintendo has announced that it is releasing an update to the DS/DSi handheld console line and introducing a brand new feature - glasses-free 3D!

The new console, tentatively called the 3DS, will offer 3D gaming effects without the need for any of those goofy 3D glasses.

Details are sketchy. Here's all the details press release (PDF) offered:

  • Nintendo 3DS is a tentative name
  • Launch is scheduled for fiscal year ending March 2011
  • The new handheld games console will be cartridge compatible with the DS and DSi handheld consoles
  • More details will be announced at the E3 show in June

This could be interesting.

Topics: Hardware, Mobility

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  • Just a guess

    I'm guessing you'll hold the DS sideways on and close enough to your face that your left eye sees the top screen, your right eye sees the bottom screen, and blindness ensues within 10 minutes.
    keebaud@...
    • I'm sure nintendo will not repeat the missteps of VR-Boy (nt)

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      shadfurman
  • RE: Nintendo teases us with 3DS - DS/DSi update offering glasses-free 3D gaming

    oh wow... I was at Siggraph 2009 in New Orleans this past summer and I saw Nvidia demoing this technology. this makes perfect sense for the handheld market because in the demo you had to be a certain distance from the screen looking at a certain angle... with handhelds you are always looking pretty close and generally directly at the screen... this is gonna rock.
    TheRackow
  • RE: Nintendo teases us with 3DS - DS/DSi update offering glasses-free 3D gaming

    This seems like a really good idea its about time someone came up with something new fpr the gaming industry. If it gets good reviews ill probubly get it
    Vaan1993