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MEGATON CONFIRMED - Nintendo to reveal 3DS Handheld at E3
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March 23, 2010, 10:01
 
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  - Edit:  03/23/10, 15:09
 
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Holy fuck. Wait, is this actually confirmed??


Man oh man I'd so be on board with a powerful handheld.... One of the reasons I don't appreciate handhelds is the feeling that I'm getting an experience that could be better on a more powerful console and that the screen sizes imo could be bigger (like ipad but still smaller).

And imagine what this would spell for Wii 2. HD and 3D? Not too far fetched!!

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 10:03  - Edit:  03/23/10, 10:05
I guess it was taken right off of their site... legit.

Backwards compatible too. Very interesting. I know I'm ready for the next handheld...



Nintendo can't be stopped these days.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 10:06
wow!

I expected a beefier DS. I did NOT expect 3D screens. E3 can't come soon enough!

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 10:11
It seems like it is legit, indeed. Holy SHIT why would Nintendo do it all stealth like? Was it like hidden or just out in the open for anyone to see?? I need answers!!

I'm watching this like a HAWK. Now I want my
Wii2Wii2Wii2Wii2Wii2Wii2Wii2Wii2Wii2Wii2Wii2Wii2Wii2Wii2

HD 3D confirmed? Wasn't the DS a stepping stone for the Wii? Hopefully this would also be a stepping stone for Wii2. Holy fuck OMG if true. Geez my hype just went up to 9000!!!!! Yes, 9000.

Edit: I'm sure hoping it's also much stronger than the original DS.

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I edited it out though!! Does it still appear stretched to you guys or something?

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 10:12  - Edit:  03/23/10, 12:42
The PR says this 3DS will be the replacement to the DS. That leads me to believe that it's not just a DSi with slapped on 3D, but rather new and improved hardware.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 10:21
I'm hoping for Gamecube-like graphics, personally... that along with 3D could be something really special.

If this is what they have planned for their handheld, though, wow... What could they have up their sleave for the Wii successor?

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 10:32
holy crap thats awesome. I guess the rumours are true

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 10:47
If it's true, I'll wait for NIntendo to release the 3DS Lite, or some other future incarnation.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 10:49
bpumpkin777 said:
If it's true, I'll wait for NIntendo to release the 3DS Lite, or some other future incarnation.

Hah!

... I probably won't be that patient. I'm still using my old ass Lite with a broken hinge and messed up touchscreen. The fact that this is backwards compatible, alone, makes me want it ASAP.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 10:52
Hinph said:
I'm hoping for Gamecube-like graphics, personally... that along with 3D could be something really special.

If this is what they have planned for their handheld, though, wow... What could they have up their sleave for the Wii successor?


Agreed with everything. I've been clear with how pumped I am for Wii 2 though. This pumps me even more.........

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 11:07
A dude on GAF is saying he heard at GDC the screens are near seamless when open, higher res, and Nvidia something with graphics similar to GCN.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 12:10
Cool, I might check it out, since I have yet to get a DSi.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 12:19
Holy poop snakes!

::starts saving for the It Prints Money foundation::

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 12:20
No I've never played a 3D game before. I haven't even been to the movies recently to see a 3D film, although I've seen a few in Florida theme parks using the polarized light method.

Interesting rumor that the industry chatter about this at GDC included it being "due out in 2010 in at least one territory". If true this is crazy!

Will probably launch with 3D Luigi's Mansion sequel and a re-release of the Wind Waker with touch controls.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 12:40
Het_Nkik said:
A dude on GAF is saying he heard at GDC the screens are near seamless when open, higher res, and Nvidia something with graphics similar to GCN.

That's old. I remember posting that a long time ago in the thread I made about the DS2 rumours....


Um this is still fishy to me. Why announce it like this? And why one week before April Fool's? The more hyped I get the more scared I get.
If this thing delivers Nintendo is set for the next 10 years. There is no way the Wii 2 could deliver anything less amazing than this. This shit better be true and it better be good.

I saw Farcry 2 very quickly with 3D glasses last year, looked quite good. I also heard Metro 2033 in 3D is a fucking holy sight to behold.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 12:45  - Edit:  03/23/10, 12:47
At this point, even if it is a rumor, Nintendo has to make it or lose face.


Right?


Amirite, peoples?


Yeah...I'm right. :)

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 13:04
Edit the thread title to make it more fitting of an OMFGWTFMEGATON announcement.

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 13:44
They need to change the name if confirmed. 3DS is WAY too close to 3DO.

*shutters*

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 14:07
Interesting.... true 3D, eh?

Virtual Boy returns?

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 14:27
Something seems weird. The "announcement" isn't on letterhead, and there's no HTML version of it.

Nintendo's been hacked??

Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 14:51
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