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Nintendo 3DS Announced

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nintendo-logoEveryone was expecting the next Nintendo handheld to be announced at E3 2010 in June. I don’t think anyone expected Nintendo to put out a press release (for investors) announcing their intentions.

So what do we know about the Nintendo 3DS?

  • It’ll come out between April 2010 and March 2011
  • It can “enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses”
  • Full backwards compatibility with previous Nintendo DS products
  • The two screens will likely be using parallax barrier Sharp LCD technology
    • Screens will likely be no larger than 4 inches
  • The handheld will likely use NVIDIA’s Tegra or Tegra 2 GPU
  • Will feature improved battery life and Wi-fi capabilities
  • May also support a 3D joystick and force feedback

I’ve got to admit, I am excited for this. I’d love to experience some Mario in 3D — especially without glasses! I’m sure we’ll see more at E3 2010!

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