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Nintendo 3DS - Best Handheld Today

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http://www.joystiq.com/2010/03/23/breaking-nintendo-announces-the-3ds-more-news-at-e3/
A press release over on Nintendo's website appears to confirm the company's next handheld console. It is temporarily named the "Nintendo 3DS," and is said to include hardware and software that will enable "3D effects" without needing any glasses. The console is said to be backwards compatible with DS and DSi games, and is expected to go on sale (in Japan, presumably) "during the fiscal year ending March 2011" -- so within the next year. The press release has no pictures or other information, and save for the fact that it appears as a file on Nintendo's website, there's no other official information about the new hardware.

Uh, cool. I hope it has PSP level graphics by now with which to show off the 3D.
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  • MiLkyMiLky Maui's #1 SF2 player Joined: Posts: 734Registered
    I read that on gaf a bit ago. Sounds interesting and is supposed to be as powerful as gamecube. Will wait to see a demo, but I am curious.
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  • SRKevSRKev Swag Me Out Joined: Posts: 2,090Registered
    If this is real...


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  • Mr. BastosMr. Bastos Sexy Commando! Joined: Posts: 2,076Registered
    interesting. I'll wait to see it first. I wanted to get an DSi XL, but if this thing has a good screen then I might as well wait.
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  • TaitoTaito 熱血硬派戴斗 Joined: Posts: 5,247Registered
    Bit of a rant/tangent, but this is why I'm not spending huge money on an HDTV or 3DTV, until autostereoscopic tech is mastered. Doesn't matter if I have to wait till I'm 60-- it just doesn't make sense to part with thousands of dollars, when I KNOW that they can do better. Companies are rolling out glasses-required 3DTVs, as if that's the ONLY technology available. I've seen an autostereoscopic display before-- it wasn't perfect, there was blurring when you changed angles, etc-- but it exists. As far as I'm concerned, any glasses-required setup is throwaway stopgap tech. It just annoys me that TV/display manufacturers dumped TVs that suffered burn-in, poor scaling, different resolution standards, faded black levels, fucked-up lag etc. etc. etc., when it was clear that those TVs weren't ready for public consumption.

    Uh anyway, back to the handheld. Sounds really interesting. I hope it's not dual (segmented) screen, I always hated that about DS.
  • platinum_pinoyplatinum_pinoy Registered Nurse Joined: Posts: 1,438Registered
    I say this is April Fools a little too early.
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  • Ki ShimaKi Shima Put water into my hand, it becomes my hand. Joined: Posts: 2,997Registered
    if this is actually real then this is what they're making FF7 remake on and that console will destroy even home consoles, probably :rofl:

    good thing they havent started making ff5+6 remakes, that top down 3d odd view is not acceptable
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  • ImitrexImitrex Jiu-Jitsu!!!!! Joined: Posts: 1,292Registered
    Bit of a rant/tangent, but this is why I'm not spending huge money on an HDTV or 3DTV, until autostereoscopic tech is mastered. Doesn't matter if I have to wait till I'm 60-- it just doesn't make sense to part with thousands of dollars, when I KNOW that they can do better. Companies are rolling out glasses-required 3DTVs, as if that's the ONLY technology available. I've seen an autostereoscopic display before-- it wasn't perfect, there was blurring when you changed angles, etc-- but it exists. As far as I'm concerned, any glasses-required setup is throwaway stopgap tech. It just annoys me that TV/display manufacturers dumped TVs that suffered burn-in, poor scaling, different resolution standards, faded black levels, fucked-up lag etc. etc. etc., when it was clear that those TVs weren't ready for public consumption.

    Uh anyway, back to the handheld. Sounds really interesting. I hope it's not dual (segmented) screen, I always hated that about DS.

    This is kind of pointless, isn't it? I mean, it's the world of technology....it's always evolving to something better.

    The only good thing about 3DTV imo, is that they will bring down the price of regular HDTVs. Which is hard to argue with right now. I paid less than a $1000 for a 47" LG 120hz. Very, very happy with that purchase as it was a step up from a CRT 27".

    Back to the topic on 3DS, I'll pass. Sony needs to get their ass in gear with PSP2.
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  • platinum_pinoyplatinum_pinoy Registered Nurse Joined: Posts: 1,438Registered
    Back to the topic on 3DS, I'll pass. Sony needs to get their ass in gear with PSP2.

    Actually, I feel the PSP is a great machine. However, aside from a couple of great games (GOW: COP, Rondo, MM), the PSP lacked 3rd party support, and maybe a few technical issues (shitty analog stick, relatively short battery life).
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  • FurryCurryFurryCurry The World's Finest Joined: Posts: 4,858Registered
    Yall are so lazy. It is real. All you have to do is go straight back to the...

    Source

    Which was taken from...

    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/index.html
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  • YellowS4YellowS4 Joined: Posts: 4,579Registered
    I'd buy a new virtualboy if it was 3d, had full color support and didn't come with a stand. Just a pair of glasses and a controller.

    That'd be pretty fucking awesome.
  • MonteMonte Well-Known Member (2 ur mom) Joined: Posts: 2,807Registered
    another handheld?!

    *throws DSi XL into the garbage*
    :mad:
  • FurryCurryFurryCurry The World's Finest Joined: Posts: 4,858Registered
    Nintendo needs to develop the hell out of their Wii/DSiware platform if they want 3DS to bite. Also needs an accelormeter and vibrate/rumble with at least 8gbs of on board memory and an SD expansion. Also needs F-Zero.
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  • SonichumanSonichuman You're too sloooww!! Joined: Posts: 10,038Registered
    some info from newspapers:
    http://ds.ign.com/articles/107/1079262p1.html

    rumble and 'control stick'. So this thing's going to have a touch screen plus the analog stick.
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  • Syxx573Syxx573 Syxx-Pacalypse Joined: Posts: 8,906Registered
    my ds is about to kick the bucket, but i think it'll hold out another year. After heavy play, one of the connections between the top and bottom cracked but I think it'll be ok for now.
  • bluithbluith Nanatsu-yoru Joined: Posts: 13Registered
    3D fad needs to be buried and forgotten ASAP

    All Nintendo needs to do is make a new DS with better graphical capabilities a multitouch screen and ds backwards compatibility. They would roll Sony and Apple without even trying
  • Ki ShimaKi Shima Put water into my hand, it becomes my hand. Joined: Posts: 2,997Registered
    it is real? perfect console for the FF7 remake, and is funny to hear about this after the FF7 makers said they would like to remake FF7 dedicating one year to the project

    I think I may be the next nostradamus, I seem to predict wayyyyy too many things

    bluith- this is 3D without glasses? how in the hell could you still call it a fad? do you have any idea what it will look like at all? come on :confused:
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  • white shadowwhite shadow Stats 20/20 20/20 20/20 20/20 20/20 1/1 Joined: Posts: 9,092Registered
    Damn Nintendo, I hate that no matter what happens, I will purchase it for the gimmick alone. I just hope they do something for Pokemon with this tech.
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  • Dances with NinjasDances with Ninjas Kung Fu Treachery Joined: Posts: 729Registered
    I'd buy a new virtualboy if it was 3d, had full color support and didn't come with a stand. Just a pair of glasses and a controller.

    That'd be pretty fucking awesome.

    I don't know why you would want full color when it already has the best color: retina-scarring red.
    Only needs F-Zero.

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  • InfernomanInfernoman Hot as Hell Joined: Posts: 3,670Registered
    3D fad needs to be buried and forgotten ASAP

    All Nintendo needs to do is make a new DS with better graphical capabilities a multitouch screen and ds backwards compatibility. They would roll Sony and Apple without even trying

    it ain't a fad...3D is being pushed all over...it's the next step in entertainment.
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  • AlphaDragoonAlphaDragoon ._. Joined: Posts: 3,072Registered
    This shit sounds amazing, fuck 3D glasses.

    I do hope they push it graphically this go around, so there's absolutely nothing to hold them back from curbstomping Apple and Sony. Multitouch like the iPod Touch is a must, too.
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  • {PFH}-Lake{PFH}-Lake Joined: Posts: 2,053
    im never going to get rid of my DSI, R4 and playing DS games for free is the shit
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  • TaitoTaito 熱血硬派戴斗 Joined: Posts: 5,247Registered
    I thought of something. Assuming the 3D is stereoscopic (making a 3D effect by showing different images to each of your eyes), if it's going to be touchscreen, hovering a stylus over the screen would ruin the 3D effect. So maybe it's going to be dual screen again, and the bottom screen is 2D?
    This is kind of pointless, isn't it? I mean, it's the world of technology....it's always evolving to something better.
    I'm just not pleased with flat-panels and how they've handled them so far. If I have to do extensive research to make sure my next TV can reproduce colors correctly, doesn't have blurring/response time problems, *doesn't have input lag* when I'm gaming, etc., fine-- but CRT had all but guranteed that out of the box. Now they're jumping the gun with 3DTV, when there's room for improvement, and there's hardly any content to support it.

    Maybe electronics companies should allow technology to evolve behind closed doors, instead of selling experiments on the conusmer market.
  • OrangeCatOrangeCat Life is a highway Joined: Posts: 1,455Registered
    Just like with apple products, just wait for the second iteration of the Nintendo 3DS. That'll be the money ticket.

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  • YinYin fun fun fun Joined: Posts: 3,396Registered
    They should have way more money to play with this time around, since the DS was so successfull and the Wii sold so crazy much. So I expect nice graphics.
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  • FurryCurryFurryCurry The World's Finest Joined: Posts: 4,858Registered
    Just like with apple products, just wait for the second iteration of the Nintendo 3DS. That'll be the money ticket.

    OC

    It'll be a hard wait.

    I expect this thing to cost $250. I think that's a fair Nintendo-ish price.
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  • platinum_pinoyplatinum_pinoy Registered Nurse Joined: Posts: 1,438Registered
    give us bluetooth tech please. Wired headsets are for the ancients.
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  • Fadedsun303Fadedsun303 Joined: Posts: 992Registered
    I hope you can turn the rumble feature off. I always thought rumble was lame and distracting.
  • ViciousSLASHViciousSLASH Game Time Jones Joined: Posts: 6,808Registered
    I can't wait till it has friend codes and the entire gaming universe collectively groans.

    If it has good graphics and feels good in my hands, I might get one, well one when they release the second or third iteration that is way better then the last one. Nintendo has the Apple fever with the handhelds anyway.
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  • CryohCryoh Rock Shock Thunderous Beat Joined: Posts: 7,772Registered
    They should have way more money to play with this time around, since the DS was so successfull and the Wii sold so crazy much. So I expect nice graphics.

    Psh, why spend money on nice graphics when they could make more money?
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  • Singh31Singh31 Joined: Posts: 493Registered
    I'll be taking a wait and see approach, 3D sounds nice and all, but it all depends on the software.
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