Nintendo announce 3D version of DS - no glasses required!
Hang about long enough these days and you’re sure to come across a new, improved version of Nintendo’s wildly successful DS hand-held gaming gizmo. Whoosh – here comes another one, enhanced with the feature du jour of 2010, 3D-ness.
Better still, the Nintendo 3DS will function without the need for those unwieldy spectacles that make us all look like we’re part of a Peters & Lee tribute band (one for the teenagers there).
The 3DS will be released in Japan in twelve months time with no US or UK release dates announced as yet. But, it will be backwards-compatible with the Nintendo DS and DSi.
Wired tell us that: “glasses-free 3-D uses a lenticular screen (it’s covered with an array of tiny vertical lenses) to direct different images to each eye. It works, but only if you hold your head in the right position,” something which is more applicable to a handheld games machine user than the average telly watcher.
Nintendo will show off their little 3D miracle machine at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles in June. In the meantime, the new giant DSi XL is taking the world by storm. A bit.