Nintendo Announces New 3D Gaming Console

Nintendo 3DS

3D has been all the rage lately. First Avatar and Alice in Wonderland in the movies and now.. video games? Yesterday Nintendo announced that they will be releasing a new 3D gaming system later in 2010 or in early 2011. It won’t require that you wear 3D glasses to play and will be backwards compatable with DS and DSi games. The 3DS may also feature a new thumbstick controller to make it easier to┬ánavigate┬ácharacters in a 3D space. Hopefully Nintendo has learned a thing or two since the Virtual Boy and will do this system right.

Here is the Press Release from Nintendo:

March 23, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:
Re: Launch of New Portable Game Machine

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.