Nintendo announces 3DS

March 23, 2010

Early this morning, a short announcement was posted on the Japanese Nintendo site revealing the 3DS, a new portable system scheduled for release (in Japan) before next April. The system will use 3D technology that doesn’t require glasses to view, and will be backwards-compatible with all DS and DSi titles.

What do you think of this announcement? Does the idea intrigue you?

We’ll hear more about the 3DS at E3. The full release is after the break.


March 23, 2010

Re:Launch of New Portable Game Machine

To Whom It May Concern:

Nintendo Co., Ltd.(Minami-ward of Kyoto-city, President Satoru Iwata) will launch “Nintendo 3D S”(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.