It’s official, the so rumored Nintendo DS successor has been announced:
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.
3D screens without the need for special glasses have been available for a few years now, however they are not widespread because the technology driving them was thought to be too expensive. Coupled with the DSi’s camera capabilities this innovation can lead to great things…
It is highly probable that the 5th Pokémon Generation will be developed as a 3DS-enhanced game, we may learn more during E3 though.