Nintendo Introduces 3DS Glasses-Free 3D Portable Video Game Console

Nintendo of Japan today introduced 3D version of popular Nintendo DS handheld device, the Nintendo 3DS Protable Video Game Console a handheld 3D gaming device that allows users  to play games and see movies in 3D experience without the need of special 3D glasses.


Today, at the E3 Expo, Nintendo, creator of Super Mario games and Wii unveiled this brand new portable gaming system that lets users enjoy games in full 3D, without the need for special glasses just as Microsoft and Sony corp were busy showcasing their new motion-sensing gaming wares.

The Nintendo features two display screens, one of which is full touchscreen and three built-in digital cameras allowing to shoot pictures in 3D. Users are required to view the device at certain angle and distance to be able to experience 3D view.

Nintendo also announced a substantial list of upcoming games for Nintendo 3DS, the Wii console and the Nintendo DS family of systems – a lineup that reads like a who’s who of some of the greatest franchises in video game history with a completely new look and feel.

According to company, the additional dimension of depth in 3D makes it easier for players to judge distances while giving developers a new tool to create games and experiences that play with both height and depth.

Nintendo 3DS portable gaming device comes with a 3.53-inch top screen and a 3.02-inch bottom touch screen. It has three cameras – one inner and two outer – to deliver the 3D effect and take 3D pictures.

Nintendo 3DS portable gaming device also includes a motion sensor, a gyro sensor and even a Slide Pad that allows 360-degree analog input.

The new device is expected to features advance accelerometer to facilitating it sense tilting and motion actions, a high-resolution color display with 720p HD video support and upto two high-resolution digital camera.

At the E3 Expo, Nintendo showed attendees a range of games and applications for Nintendo 3DS that reinvent some of the industry’s most beloved franchises. These include:

  • Kid Icarus: Uprising, the long-awaited franchise follow-up to the NES classic.
  • Mario Kart, which shows off the potential of driving and tossing bananas in 3D.
  • nintendogs + cats, a new version of the best-selling nintendogs franchise that lets players interact even more with their virtual puppies – and kittens!
  • PilotWings Resort, a flying simulation that lets players soar above Wuhu Island.
  • Animal Crossing, a new installment of the charming community-building franchise.
  • StarFox 64 3D, a game that demonstrates the true distance and depth of outer space using Nintendo’s well-known franchise.
  • Steel Diver, a new submarine-navigation game from Nintendo.
  • Paper Mario, which brings paper-based 2D environments to life.

The Nintendo 3DS is expected to be launched in late June 2010 worldwide.

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