So, Nintendo's going 3D. Proper 3D. None of this "ooh look, Mario's skipping about in a meadow in 3D" nonsense - this isn't 1996, you know.
The 3DS will be Nintendo's first attempt to crack 3D imagery since the ill-fated Virtual Boy back in 1995 - though that barely warranted the term 'portable'. Based on what we know so far, they needn't worry about facing a similar flop with the 3DS.
Which is quite a bold claim considering we haven't seen the handset or any games yet. Here's why we're fairly confident it won't be another white (or red) elephant for Nintendo.