The upcoming handheld console from Nintendo the Nintendo 3DS will have support for both the 2D and 3D gaming modes. Nintendo had announced the Nintendo 3DS in March, and a public demo of the device will be given at the upcoming E3 event in Los Angeles.
The device will hit the retail market sometime in early 2011. The Nintendo 3DS, when released, will be the first handheld console in the market to feature 3D gaming without the use of special 3D glasses. Many analysts criticized the device, saying that 3D gaming may have ill effects on the gamers health. Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata in a recent interview with the Forbes cleared the doubt about 3D gaming on the Nintendo 3DS.
He said that it will be easy to turn off the 3-D function on the new machine, allowing people to play games, with or without 3-D.”
According to Eurogamer, the ability to switch between 2D and 3D modes give hints that the Nintendo 3DS utilises the Sharp’s parallax barrier technology. Currently, the Sharp’s parallax technology is the only technology in the market which allows to quickly switch between 2D and 3D view modes.