Nintendo has announced a new handheld device known as the Nintendo 3DS. The system is slated for a release before March 2011.
its a little early for april 1st ya know
o.O 3D with no glasses!
English press relese: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/i... Sounds legit o.O That just came out of nowhere! Edit: first mockup! http://image.blog.livedoor....
wow that was the most random thing to do announce a new piece of hardware out of the blue like that i need a new DS but im starting to think ill never have a chance of getting one because a new model will be revealed 1 year later
i hope it will launch with the new pokemon game so baddddd! and if this piece of crap still uses friend codes i will be pissed
from what i read at kotaku its supposedly the DS successor and not simply just a new model possible enhanced graphics etc etc i still hope its a joke though i still think its stupid the way they announced it would have made a bigger announcement if it was a surprise
This baby could launch at Christmas for all we know.... :)
I actually had to check my pc time to see if it was already April 1st. TGSI
This is cool news. Hopefully Nintendo has taken some of the mega billions that they made off the DS and used it to create something awesome.
Unexpected, but sounds cool. I'm still rocking my DS Lite, so maybe this is the upgrade I'll jump on. Still though, I'm skeptical. I mean this is Nintendo we're talking about. Also, I love this comment from James Mielke: "Some sluething has revealed the 3DS's first year line-up: Super Mario 3D. Zelda 3D. Starfox 3D. Kirby 3DDD. Metroid 3D. Animal Crossing 3D."
I never would have guessed that 3D would be the main touted feature of a HANDHELD. Interesting.
e3 just got a whole lot more interesting for me
3D in handheld gaming? That's very interesting! I can't wait to see what Sony will offer with PSP2. Gaming industry is so awesome!
Sounds true>They probably wanna get the jump on psp2 so when Sony comes out with real 3d theyll be like aaaaa no fair we thought of that first which is bull$hit.
Portable 3D gaming is just not possible right now with current technology especially at a price point for the average consumer. I mean the panel for it alone on a device that small will be hundreds of pounds/dollars they would have to retail it at like £500/$700 to make a profit and nobody would pay that for a handheld. 3D technology is too expensive right now. Well this type is anyways.
For Pokemon, i'd do anything.
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Nope I refuse to buy Nintendo products.
I guess everyone is going 3D except for the incapable Xbox 360.
3d w/o glasses? The only way I know to do that is with holographics, and I highly doubt they've found a way to do that at a reasonable cost since it's ridiculously overpriced technology as it is. Also, 3d + me = no buy. I only see out of one eye. I seriously hope this isn't the 'future' of gaming, because I'd hate to miss out on some games awesome games just because I'm now a 'disabled gamer'.
Notice also after going here click on the other link you will see that is has a tilt function like the IPHONE, but even MORE than that http://www.industrygamers.c... This is great stuff! Also you will see that it is being worked on by THE POKEMON team with SPECIAL attention being given to something. @ II-Reaper-II Not only did they think of 3d handheld first but they tried it in 1995 with the virtual boy! Wow look at all the posts by people that didn't read the article. Yes it is a all new successor! Yes it is fully backwards compatible. Yes it has enhanced graphics! Yes it is cartridge based. Yes it is to be released within the next year possibly 13 months. Yes it is confirmed.
I was really hoping nintendo would have done this with the dsi when it was revealed it had support for SD card storage. Perhaps the newer 3ds will allow for games downloaded from the wii to be playable on an SD card. I would like to be able to play some of the wiiware games or VC games on the go. DSiware is nice but really simple compared to the wiiware and VC. The ability is there but they are holding back. Maybe nintendo will also allow for their points system to be linked between units. Tied to the user instead of one system or the other. Like sony has with the ps store I can buy with my psp and then also download the same game on my ps3 (like a ps1 classic for example). Hardware wise it will obviously be up to par with the gamecube level of graphics. Seems the handheld ladder for nintendo has been one generation behind the current console release. Current DS is about at the N64 level so it seems only right the new 3ds will be GC quality.
With out 3D Glasses ladies and gentleman Wow i need to get rid of my DS Lite They are just going to fnck Sony PSP once again http://ps3.ign.com/articles... They better hurry and create a PSP3DGo soon because this looks cool http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I would really like one if it has a no glasses required 3d screen. Can Sony now say "3D too" as they first announced that PS3 will do 3D? Profe right there that everyone copies I hope people can get over the move copied wii natal copied eyetoy ps3 copied this and that blah blah *pukes*
3D + Backwards Compatible = Day One.
lol :) Nintendo is sending Steve Jobs a clear message. :)
2 joysticks FTW!!! God I wish MGS: Peace Walker would wait until PSP2 to incorporate the 2 joysticks ;(
Examiner is horrible.
http://www.reuters.com/arti... That's legit. :) "Nintendo to unveil details at E3 show in June." * Shares close up 0.3 pct vs Nikkei's 0.5 pct fall (Adds detail, background, closing share price) "TOKYO, March 23 (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.OS) plans to launch a new model of its DS handheld game gear that allows users to play three-dimensional (3D) games without using special glasses." "The Japanese firm said the new portable player will be able to play titles created for previous DS models and will be launched in the financial year starting in April." "Nintendo, which competes with Sony Corp (6758.T) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) in video games, declined to give details such as price and launch dates, but said more information will be announced at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles in June." "Sony plans to release 3D titles for its PlayStation 3 game console in time for the planned release of its 3D TVs in June. That game console can be upgraded to become 3D-capable using a software update." "Ahead of the announcement, shares in Nintendo closed up 0.3 percent at 27,970 yen, outperforming the Nikkei average .N225, which slid 0.5 percent."
Dude! Nice find! I love it when people move the rumor-mill stuff to more authoritative places. I see your business-world rumor confirmation post and raise it an free-access article from IEEE on autostereoscopic 3D displays! According to Google Scholar, at least 112 other papers have cited this one: http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/cla... And yes, it's from five years ago.
Wowsa, does seem like a random time to announce it or is it a leak? I can't wait to see it anyway. Looks like the XL was the equivalent of the Micro.
I think Nintendo of Japan made a leak right here. Wouldn't be surprised if it "vanishes" tomorrow. Let's see if NoA confirms it tomorrow.
Guys, it IS legit. Nintendo of Japan has announced 3DS, and they said release date is March of 2011.
I just hope Nintendo doesn't slap the word 3D at the end of all its titles like they did with N64 area. Mario Bros. 3D Mario Kart 3D Zelda 3D etc.
You know you would buy them.... :)
I would, just because they would ended with 3D on them, it wouldn't be a deterrent for me not to buy them. Tongue in check comment at the DS area, where almost all titles had DS at the end of them.
The SNES where back then everything had to have Super at the start of its titles. Anyways, I think we are pretty curious/excited to this come E310
I assume the graphics will be that of a regular DS then?
Since talk from developers has been Gamecube level graphics, I'd say no.
Gamecube level graphics on a handheld? I wonder if it'll be using cartridges.
It is using cartridges. That was detailed in the release, too.
3D requires 2 images to be rendered simultaneously for both glasses and glasses-free forms of 3D. That's twice the processing. Also, having 2 screen (backwards compatible with DS games) = twice the processing. That means games will roughly look as good as on 1/4 of the hardware power, so unless Nintendo releases a super-expsinve powerhouse it's likely games won't be gamecube-quality.
well. seeing as ds was from 2005 the processing power on handhelds has more than doubled. I don't know the specifics but 64gb flash technology is here thus 32 and16 gigs will get cheaper in time currently 8gb flash carts exist so... gc disks were 1.5 GB capacity a 4GB Ds cart should do. since flash memory on the ds has capability to go bigger just more expensive for the format medium I could see these graphics happening. 2 tegra chips and what ever else Nintendo has planned.
@real gamers. It could also be using 2 additional pixels per pixel. Atleast thats how the 3D tv worked i saw, it didn't require any glasses.
why would u assume that it has graphics less powerful than dsi when they have announced that it has TEGRA and with its time frame im thinking TEGRA 3 thats when it comes out 2011 even if its TEGRA 2 its super powerful anyways but yeah m8 TEGRA is like a iphone 3GS x4 graphic wise and so many times more powerful than all psp models that it could get download games that are far superior to retail psp games fact full 3D in the palm of your hand is something i thought sony would do looks like nintendo isnt letting anyone get the better of them this time tech wise with making billions and billions off ds already it looks like there using the cash for something quite special
interresting. maybe something like that http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Lets pray it has improved graphics. Then they can make 3d games that don't look like crap on Ds. I hope for gamecube like graphics, or ps2. I hope that the battery life is the same or better. that was always the best thing about the ds. Lets see what nintedo pulls off. PSP has outsold them in japan for some weeks now. the PSP2 Might also see the day of Light sooner then later....
Rumour says around GCN power, Tegra powered. Could be false though.
My gut feeling is that E3 will be very very PS3-centric and TGS will see the announcement of a the PSP 2... Sony still has yet to announce any game for release post summer (well except Socom 4 and GT5) I think that PSP2 will have a touch screen and somewhat PS2-PS3 graphics... I hope they dont price it at 700$ :P Well its still early to speculate...
if this doesn't make it to #1 story on N4G, this site should undergo some serious reform. ...what kinda time is this to announce a new system (in the america's at least, Nintendo's biggest audience), how'd they know i check gonintendo, day and night, usually right before bed (soon i think), pouring over news, looking for the next big story?!
saw a recent story on this a few days ago http://www.sciencentral.com... should consider implemenation for 3DS, or may'be they're saving that for the seeminly inevitable update to 3DS(!) (this story isn't the recent one i saw, that one was an update on this tech, can't find it though, this is from 3-4 years ago, article said tech is expected in about 2011)
I'm looking forward to the RPGs that can/will be released on this thing. Especially the Pokemon games. There wasn't really a major change in the visual quality of RPGs between the Gameboy Advance and the Nintendo DS.
nintendo releases a new ds every 6 months lately. its like the gba. gba sp, gba micro, tho ds has way more incarnations. it wud be fine if they wud just take over the old sku's but they dont, they always cost more unlike the psp. ds, ds light, dsi, dsi xl 3ds.....the dsi is only a year old and already 2 incarnations are on the way. talk about milking. i wish it was the ds2 :( o well, i hope e3 they will announce the ds2 thats all i care about. not playing some 64 bit games in 3d. was so mad when dsi xl got announced cuz i just got my dsi *sigh
This is the "DS2". It's the successor to the DS, not just a new iteration.
ooo ok then lol thnx for clearing that up. i take back what i said then :D
Too bad I hate handhelds and Nintendo franchises.
almost rushing out to be the 1st 3D hand held =P well nice one! interesting =) lets hope its no Virtual Boy
im honestly sick of all this 3d next gen crap, i dont wanna have to wear stupid glasses to enjoy a game. i hate 3-d movies and tried 3-d games like g-force and its just stupid. i guess nothing will be hd anymore. and sux for my bros or friends, u know how people sometimes watch somethin ur playing? fighting game/action game or somethin? now ur friendss have to wear 3d glasses to check out whats goin on. I HATE 3D!!!!!!!!!!! i was hopin for a normal ds2
3D WITHOUT glasses... how about you actually read the thing before pointlessly complaining?
lmao hahaah yeah i shuda read, guess i just got to annoyed to read it, buuut ur right :) hmm i wonder if that means the screen already acts like 3d glasses, hmmmm, interesting. eitherway i just care if the games are fun :) u gotta admit all this talk of 3d tv's coming, 3d consoles coming and etc is sorta annoying, i mean come on we just spent alot of money on our hd tvs for those of us that finally got them that is
TOO GOOD Nintendo is taking over. lol cant wait. im in love :D i been saying it for months the next ds the next ds. and now it is potentially here. i am kind of happy. now lets see this psp i already got my 200$ saved for this ds.
This came out of nowhere, glad I got my kids a DS Lite (Not a DSi) I know this is about a new DS (3DS), but there is going to be something new with the Wii this year or so. It is going to go one of two ways, next year a new Nintendo home system will come out (Wii 2 or another name) or Wii HD this year, so the wii will have a longer life. I had a idea that the shortage of wii was because they were making another SKU. (if I'm saying that right) Here is some of the things I though they maybe doing. 1. New colors (you have to make a lot of them before you can sell them) 2. New Bundle wii + M+ 3. Wii HD Now if that don't do any of those by X-MAS There will be a new sytem next year, and I predict that the wii will be $150.00 this year
No new wii is coming. The 3ds does connect to the wii and can be used as a controller also. That's what I'm hearing. Think gc with a real shader pipeline yet tegra is an option the CPU is not listed. Embargos are not up yet so that's all we are getting. See this is why I love nintendo they go for the big things. Lol cart gaming may make a come back. On consoles. Crazy huh? What is even better than extra space more power. Wow I'm almost afraid to see what e3 is going to look like. Zelda, 3ds, right after they release all of those crazy games for the wii. I bet they shut down e3 again lol. Gaming with out the box remember that.
nintendo have said that the new ZELDA wii is using 100% of the wii hardware but at the same time the wii in its current power cant achieve that result so there implying that the wii will need a update to unlock that 3D they said the gamecube had and the wii has a much more powerful version of that same tech they need to unlock it for the new ZELDA even more clock speed on the gpu is possible u guys wait and see if im right before shouting this and that the only other possibility will be like when the first wii came out and they released ZELDA gamecube on cube/wii maybe they are planning a hybrid release again for wii/wii2 thats why they say the game uses the full hardware of wii but implying if u play the game on our wii2 it will be amazing but i think it will be a system update to realise the game at its full potential with reggie always stating the wii has along life ahead of it and this would tie in with the 3DS i think im on th money
I agree with some of the stuff you are saying, but it burns my eyes to read a huge run-on sentence....use periods or commas...PLEASE.
Greatest Nintendo E3 since 2005 confirmed.
Edit: sorry, I met 2004. that's when the original DS was unveiled. I hate when I get E3 2004 and E3 2005 mixed up ~_~
Now, as I've said previously, it sounds like Nintendo has started spending all that printed money in R&D and that's not really at all a bad thing.
I wanna see a 3D Mario or Pokemon title. Or even F Zero. This is gonna be insane.