Nintendo has just announced that they’re planning to launch the world’s first 3D handheld gaming device – the Nintendo 3DS – before March next year, promising ‘additional details’ at this year’s E3. Which is pretty massive news, made even bigger by the revelation that there won’t be any need to wear those daft 3D glasses you had to wear when watching Jaws 3D way back when. As well as that the 3DS will support backwards compatibility for DS and DSi software. Ace.
‘Nintendo Co., Ltd.(Minami-ward of Kyoto-city, President Satoru Iwata) will launch Nintendo 3DS(temp) during the fiscal year ending March 2011,’ said the announcement (made in Japan; this has been translated into English), ‘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.’