Nintendo 3DS Brings 3D Games and Movies to Your Palm [E3]

Today, at E3 2010, Nintendo’s CEO, Satoru Iwata gave the world its first glimpse of the Nintendo 3DS. In case you haven’ heard yet, the Nintendo 3DS is a hand-held gaming console, which will allow you to play 3D games without being forced to wear glasses that make you look like a buffoon.


The 3DS has two screens – the one at the top is a 3.5 inch widescreen, while the one at the bottom is a standard one. It also has a slide pad for analog control, a gyro sensor and a motion sensor. Users will be able to control the level of depth offered by the 3DS through an easy to use slider.


Nintendo has tied up with 21 major gaming studios to ensure a hefty supply of games for the 3DS. Some of the big names roped-in include Capcom, EA, Activison, Sega, Ubisoft and Kojima who will be bringing popular franchises like Resident Evil , FIFA Soccer, Madden NFL, The Sims 3, DJ Hero, Sonic, Assassin’s Creed, Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell and Metal Gear to the new hand-held.

3DS is not just a gaming console. Nintendo claims that it is also capable of playing 3D movies and even snapping 3D pictures. Disney, Warner Brothers, and Dreamworks are among the initial partners who will be producing content for the 3DS.

With the 3DS, Nintendo has once again managed to reinvent the wheel and redefine our expectations. If 3D is your thing, then prepared to be blown away by the 3DS, which is expected to be released in the fiscal year ending March 2011. Pricing remains unknown.

[Images via Gizmodo]

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  • james braselton

    hi there goody at least there are still gullible tech pepole out there and yes nintendo fans are gullible

  • Michael.A.Moore

    I estimate that the nintendo "3ds"(name not currently decided), will be in the price range of between ($210.oo-$280.oo) based upon there trends in prices, there capabillities to stomp there compitition (mainly the sony psp) in price and still be able to make a hefty profit and also its confirmation of graphic`s on the same level of the wii priced at $200.oo

    • james braselton

      hi there your right michale more guss what check out this website under price nintendo has cpnfirmed a price at $189.99 thats $100 less then your extiment price i could almost buy 2 3ds for the $289

  • Wilford

    I think the pricing of Nintendo will be around $200. The Nintendo Wii is already at $199 and It would seem weird if not embarrassing if their bigger and more powerful console is CHEAPER than their hand held console.

    Yeah sure, it can play 3D but still, its just a hand held device. The games for me are the big deal and so far, the list of 3ds games under development are looking solid. I think this will be a make or break for the 3ds.

    Having franchises such as Metal Gear Solid, Kingdom Hearts and Resident Evil is a big advantage. Let's see if these games can deliver though.

  • james braselton

    hi there we dont know what kind of power cpu is yet in there 3DS hand held they could have a 2.5 ghz quad core in the 3DS hand held then it could cost more then wii but 4 times faster then wii and play 3D movies like 3D avatar movie on 3DS the gpu is not the cpu

  • james braselton

    hi there sorry wiiford but cellphones like droid cellphones are useing intel 2.0 ghz duo core cpu soo it is possable too put a 4.0 i7 turbo cpu in a cellphone or a ds dsi console soo in 2020 we will have 4DS runing 16 ghz at 64 core cpu and get 20 hour battery life also thats called nano technologies

  • james braselton

    hi there 2031 64 ghz at 128 core cpus

  • I think 3D sucks. and if it wasent for zelda games, I probably wouldent buy nintendo products. I bought the nintendo wii, because of twlight princess. I would go for xbox systems. I hate 3D movies at the theater. i think its a waste of money. I havent seen 3D tvs yet. but im sure they suck as well. should have stopped at HDTV. now when they invent cheap low cost home hollogram tvs. that it looks like the movie is all around you. then then. I want one.

  • i just think this is a scam of nintendo to make a few more bucks real quick. off old games tweaked with a koopa shell flying out the screen once in a while. to make you have a headacke in an hour of play. I am just not a fan of 3D