Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Minami-ward of Kyoto-city, President Satoru Iwata) will launch "Nintendo 3DS"(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.
So I was wondering how they'd pull off 3D without glasses...
I'm thinking it's tilt sensors. It was rumoured to have tilt sensing, and they could utilize that to get data that would translate to the game and make something rotate appropriately. It wouldn't pop OUT of the screen, but you could see 3D depth depending on how you're holding the system.
There's a game coming to the DSi that does that by using the camera(s)...I'll link footage if I can find it.
What do you think?
[EDIT: Pandareus: it's backwards compatible with the DS and DSi so I doubt this will kill 2D games :) ]
I think Nintendo has learned from underpricing the Wii and DS. It'll probably be $250. And I shall be at the launch event with bells on.
I bet Nintendo has been working on software for a really long time. They released Spirit Tracks and WarioWare DIY fairly recently, but it seems like they have been tapering off in terms of internal DS development. (How did they keep such a megaton under wraps?)
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Seriously, though. Without Nintendo, this industry would be as boring as shit right now. I wonder what they're going to pull out of their ass for the next Wii.
Mielke is kind of an idiot, though. His rant when New Super Mario Bros. Wii was lamentable, and his chastising of anyone who didn't share his complete disgust was sickening ("congratulations, you're part of the problem!" to someone who said it could be a fun game).
Even if made 3-D I will probably have a little trouble playing them if a lot of depth perception is involved. Having 'lazy eye' when I was born, and getting it corrected as much as possible left me unable to fully focus with both eyes, which I know is important for proper 3-D viewing. Don't get me wrong, I am not so vision-impaired I have problems, just little things like this might be something I'd have to overcome.