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OFFICIAL Nintendo's New Handheld: Nintendo 3DS


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http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=118173

They are talking about glasses-less stereoscopic screens that use filters to send a different image to each eye to generate the 3D effect. Surprising that they announce this so far ahead of E3. Seems like Nintendo is getting into the habit of announcing stuff before conferences, so people will already be hyped up for it when they get there.

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http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=118173

They are talking about glasses-less stereoscopic screens that use filters to send a different image to each eye to generate the 3D effect. Surprising that they announce this so far ahead of E3. Seems like Nintendo is getting into the habit of announcing stuff before conferences, so people will already be hyped up for it when they get there.

I saw this in my cis class today, but I didn't believe its real. Well, if this does come out, I hope it has much better graphics than the old ds's. Maybe a StarFox as well  :P

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I haven't bought a new handheld since the original DS back in '04. I was tempted to shoot for the XL, but now I think I'll wait. If they have some good launch titles, anyways.

Glad someone's pushing for 3D without glasses. I think that's the only way to make sure it isn't just a passing fad again. There's a video here explaining a few different methods to make it work. A few people are saying it probably uses the camera-tracking method, and it makes sense because only one person needs to look at the screen and the past few DS models have included cameras.

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Hmm, the 3D is a good idea, but I hope Nintendo puts some good time into it. As soon as Nintendo had the motion controls, they just forgot the graphics and wanted to be the first in motion gameplay.

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It looks ok, BUT I REALLY HOPE THIS DOESN'T TURN OUT TO BE THE CLOSEST RELATIVE TO THE VIRTUAL BOY!! lol  :P

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As soon as Nintendo had the motion controls, they just forgot the graphics and wanted to be the first in motion gameplay.

They didn't forget graphics. Miyamoto didn't even want to upgrade the graphics AT ALL from the Gamecube to the Wii. It was a conscious decision to keep costs way down while focusing on the actual impressive technology. Anyone can do HD. Only Nintendo can pull off such a rapid paradigm shift.

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I was wondering when a DS successor would appear. The platform is aging, and I was beginning to fear that Nintendo was only going to add features to the currently platform to try to sustain it.

This is good news.

Iwata has said something about it that I interpret at meaning this thing will be more powerful than the DS.

The latest instance came from President and CEO Satoru Iwata, when he reportedly told Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun the company was working on a DS successor that would have "highly detailed graphics" and use a sensor with the ability to "read the movements of people playing."

SRC = http://ds.ign.com/articles/107/1079233p1.html

This and other features it supposedly has are intriguing. Obviously Nintnedo has found a way to keep the price down on these technologies, as Ninty is not know for selling expensive hardware.

Rumors have also been floating around that Nintendo was going to create an nVIDIA Tegra-based handheld. While the Tegra is ARM-based, the ARM 7 and ARM 9 dual CPUs the current DS has use different versions of the ARM instruction set than are in current Tegra platforms. Not sure how compatible they are with eachother, but if there will be backwards compatibility with the DS, I doubt Nintendo would want to use emulation as it would require too many system resources. So I'd say it's a given that this thing will have the same system architecture as the DS, but will be more powerful (kind of like a computer from 2001 is more powerful than a computer from 2010, even though the user the same architecture).

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I'm not entirely sure if I'll go for this one, I just got a DSi, so unless the new games look spectacular, I'll simply stick with the original DS.

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Sounds good in theory, I just hope they can back it up. I won't buy one straight away but it will definetly be on my radar (I still need to upgrade from my original DS, lol), I will look at it again after I see a few of the games.

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Iwata has said something about it that I interpret at meaning this thing will be more powerful than the DS.

I sure hope it will be like jumping from the Gameboy Advance to the DS.

I've got a theory as well.

The 3D gaming might require a bigger screen, I can't imagine how much of a headache it would be to play a 3D game on such small screens! If it were something like two Ipod touches smacked together, with the bottom a touch screen and the top glass, that might be preferable. Oh, and buttons as well. But that would be a big portable...

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I wish Nintendo would eventually create a portable Gamecube, to go alongside the 3DS or something.  So many people have done great jobs, and I'd be excited to see how the actual company does!

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  • 1 month later...

I do not quite understand this...

3D-Glasses like the movies?

No offence but red and blue was

not too much 3D...

...But maybe it is that I am TOO MUCH

stupid.

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I do not quite understand this...

3D-Glasses like the movies?

No offence but red and blue was

not too much 3D...

...But maybe it is that I am TOO MUCH

stupid.

Red and blue was the old type of 3d, now they have a much better 3d thing, and when you look through the glasses, there is no color change (although for some reason it turns green when you look through them the other way.)

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Red and blue was the old type of 3d, now they have a much better 3d thing, and when you look through the glasses, there is no color change (although for some reason it turns green when you look through them the other way.)

I think I get it...

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I hope they redeem themselves with better hardware than the usual 5 year behind everyone else gig.

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