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MEGATON CONFIRMED - Nintendo to reveal 3DS Handheld at E3
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March 23, 2010, 10:01:01
I guess it's legit...

Official PDF said:
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.

EDIT: confirmed by a Nintendo spokesperson.

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Posted: 03/23/10, 10:01:01  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/10, 15:09:35    
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If it has Gamecube visuals, I wonder what Gamecube game they will remake for launch. Here's hoping for Wind Waker!

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 19:55:27
"The rest of the Microsoft Xbox 360 conference was unbelievable. In my 10 years covering this kind of stuff, this was BY FAR the most impressive conference I have ever attended. As a budding young game designer, I can honestly say that Microsoft had every angle covered. Just about everything they showed made me want to push my imagination farther than I ever have before, to rethink what was possible, because nearly everything they demonstrated had at the very least a practical application (Natal, interactive functionality, Netflix, Zune, Facebook, etc.) or a big fat WOW factor (Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, the Molyneux demo, Forza 3, Kojima, Final Fantasy XIII, etc.). Then just to rub it in our faces, they drag out people like Steven F******* Spielberg to scpiel about the 360? Overkill, perhaps, but inch for inch the most incredible showcase I have yet seen, and the first time I got a lump in my throat since the Nintendo conference when they first unveiled Smash Brothers for GameCube. I seriously don't know how Nintendo or Sony can top this tomorrow. Nintendo could announce 5 Mario games, 5 new Zelda games, 15 new Metroid games tomorrow and it just couldn't compare. Sony could announce God of War games and Team Ico games til they're blue in the face tomorrow, and there's no way they match today's show."

James Mielke on the Xbox 360 E3 2009 Conference

Sorry, just had to post this...always good for a laugh.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 19:55:32
i think that people are looking too much at that DSiware game for the 3d that is going to be capable.
im thinking it will be more like the 3d you see at the cinema.

according to gonintendo this sorce named below says

Yomiuri Shimbun

- "it is believed that the system will use a Sharp 3D LCD panel."
- this 3d tech is acheived by placing a small film on the screen, which is separated by a small space. The slight differences in the image creates the 3d effect

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 20:03:20
I hope this thing is as indestructible as my DS. The Wii really disappoints me with its lack of standard Nintendo durability, I hope the next DS doesn't follow suit.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 20:04:38
Sounds nifty so far. Can't wait to see some games running on it and a price (hopefully NOT $250 o.o;). I wonder what Sony's counter to this would be? Maybe a portable PS3 zomg!!!!!

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 20:06:19
FINlos said:
Now I'm torn. I was totally going to get a dsixl this weekend. I bet the 3DS has similar sized screens. And i love the idea of the screens looking seamless. E3 is too far away!

just saw this at GoNintendo:

"Breaking news: Yet another Nintendo console that's impossible for anyone other than Nintendo to make money on." - James Mielke, producer at Q! Entertainment


Who is this guy and why should I care?

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 20:20:54
@Phalanx Good question. It says he is a producer at Q!, but he apparently worked for EGM/1-Up/etc. as well.

In other words, another game journalist dissing Nintendo. LOLZ.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 20:28:22

Oh, I'm shocked. *rolls eyes*

EDIT: Simba, we need a Kirby *rolls eyes* smilie... chop chop.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 20:33:35  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/10, 20:34:20
I return from the future. Here it is...

No not really. Kinda neat though.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 20:50:55  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/10, 21:24:35
@Junkie_XL You beat me to it. That technology looks awesome, and it's not even the 3DS.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 21:09:34
Someone posted this on gaf, and I'm pretty sure that the 3D will be like this (without the juddering), if they are indeed using the parallax barrier method.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 21:36:11
I think the world exploded with this news. This thing NEEDS Gamcube graphics, and if it does consider this another gen dominated, as well as something incredible....me actually fully supporting a handheld. This thing sounds like a mini console itself, which I love.

Wii 2 baby. Wii 2....

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 21:44:30
Oh, Nintendo. Cool news, by the way!

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 21:49:14
Awesome - That is all...

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 21:52:13
Haha, the system hasn't even been shown yet and someone is already claiming no-one can sell software on it but Nintendo?

Seriously, what the fuck is up with this generation...

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 21:59:11
I hope we get to hear about its resolution soon. And a potential portable Virtual Console.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 22:11:22
@casper884 That... how come I have never seen anything like this before?!

WAIT... tell me they have online porn like this. If not it is a trillion dollar idea waiting to happen...

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 22:18:07
Zero said:
@casper884 That... how come I have never seen anything like this before?!

WAIT... tell me they have online porn like this. If not it is a trillion dollar idea waiting to happen...

Because the image has to judder like that in order for it to be perceived as 3D (without glasses). That obviously wouldn't work practically, if you wanted to view a video or movie properly. Since Nintendo is using specialized screens that games can be tailored to, you can get the same effect, without the juddering, and most importantly, without the glasses. Since your computer screen does not feature these special screens, you have to view the image as the one I have posted (with the juddering) in order for it to work.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 22:29:42  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/10, 22:31:44
@casper884 Yeah but it WOULD work for boobies. I'm telling you, trillion dollar idea.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 22:31:06
Zero said:
@casper884 Yeah but it WOULD work for boobies. I'm telling you, trillion dollar idea.


Ok, let's get on it. We'll be trillionaires in NO time!

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 22:32:37
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