Nintendo unveils 3D games console

Posted: March 26, 2010 in games, nintendo, technology, Uncategorized, Upcoming Games
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3-D is here - YAHOO!

3-D is here - YAHOO!

More details about the console, the latest addition to Nintendo’s DS line-up, will be given at E3, the annual video games expo which takes place in June.

Although the Japanese video games giant is yet to release specific pricing or launch information, the company said the 3DS would hit shops sometime before next March. Players will not need to wear special 3D glasses to enjoy 3D gaming on the 3DS, said Nintendo.

The hand-held games console will also be fully backwards-compatible with Nintendo DS and DSi games. Nintendo has refused to give any more details about the technology involved until E3 later this year.

Nintendo said it had sold more than 125 million Nintendo DS units worldwide since the device first went on sale in 2005. The range has particularly appealed to women and older games, who have snapped up the consoles in order to play games such as Nintendogs and Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training.

All the big three console makers have announced refreshes to their hardware line-ups this year. Microsoft has confirmed that its Project Natal gaming system, which does away with the need for a control pad, will be in shops by Christmas, while Sony’s Wii-like PlayStation Move motion-sensitive controller system will be on sale by the autumn.

3D is shaping up to be one of the big trends of 2010, with a host of television manufacturers – including Sony, LG, Panasonic and Samsung – unveiling 3D televisions for domestic use, while Sky’s dedicated 3D channel launches on April 3.

  1. GamesVs says:

    Personally, I think it’s going to take more than 3d glasses to swing the gaming industry into 3d… I mean, the effects are cool in movies, but part of the cool factor is that you go in, put the glasses on, then take them off after the movie and walk out. With games, I could see myself getting quite tired of the glasses 5-10 hours into any game – if not sooner. I’m not sure what it’s going to take though, I’m just anticipating something “more”. Great write up though!

    • Austin says:

      You don’t need glasses for the 3DS’s 3D effect, that was said above – “Players will not need to wear special 3D glasses to enjoy 3D gaming on the 3DS, said Nintendo.”

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