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http://kotaku.com/5499697/nintendo-announces-new-hardware-the-nintendo-3ds

I also checked Nintendo Japan IR site and found the document.
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2010/100323.pdf

This is gonna be interesting.

Document translation from NEOGAF.
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- New portable hardware
- To be announced at E3
- Uses 3D w/o need for glasses
- Backwards compatible with DS, DSi
- Release BEFORE March 2011

March 23, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:
Re: Launch of New Portable Game Machine

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Minami-ward of Kyoto-city, President Satoru Iwata) will launch "Nintendo 3DS"(temp) during the fiscal year ending March 2011, on which games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses.

"Nintendo 3DS"(temp) is going to be the new portable game machine to succeed "Nintendo DS series", whose cumulative consolidated sales from Nintendo amounted to 125million units as of the end of December 2009, and will include backward compatibility so that the software for Nintendo DS series, including the ones for Nintendo DSi, can also be enjoyed.

We are planning to announce additional details at E3 show, which is scheduled to be held from June 15, 2010 at Los Angeles in the U.S.
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Wow...

Well.  I think i'll be patient for this 'info' at E3'10.  Though one pic I did like from the Kotaku comments I must add.

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Portable 3D gaming? very interesting, Nintendo has done it again!


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The battery is low!
...When Larry the reploid accountant goes maverick of his own accord, he's certainly formidable during tax season, but he isn't going to provide X the challenge needed to make him grow as a warrior and reach his potential.

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HOLY [parasitic bomb]! I... don't care in the least.
3D gaming? I mean, REALLY?
Ha, ha, ha... OH WOW.

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So...pretty much a brand new Virtual Boy that doesn't make you blind?

Can't wait for E3. I really REALLY hope this is not region locked *glares at DSi*

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Related.

Also 2011 already? Sheesh, I don't feel burned out this gen at all. In the last few gens after the consoles have been there for 3-4 years you felt a sense of closure, that you've already played everything that the new consoles could offer, but right now I feel like this gen is just beginning.

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3D? I...don't care. It's nice that it won't require glasses, but it still feels too gimmicky to me. Worse: it has motion sensing? This is looking like the one Nintendo handheld I won't be getting.

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I'd join team "I don't care," but maybe I want a game where Samus' ass pops out of the screen.

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I expect, no, DEMAND a Back to the Future game with the 3D Jaws movie bit!  owo

Gamecube-like processor? Imagine seeing the cel-shaded bomb explosions of Wind Waker pop out at you.

Ladies and gents, this is glorious. It may be attempting to tackle too many features at once, but we kinda expect that out of Nintendo, and the DSi has done...decently...with the touch screen, microphone, and camera, considering.

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I wasn't a fan of the touch screen or the dual screens. I put up with it, though, because a lot of the games were good, but let's put it this way: 3D gives people migraines. Even if the system had the best games in the world, I wouldn't play it because I hate getting migraines.

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If it's backwards compatible with the DS software, and keeping that in mind, I'd imagine that there'll be some sort of On/Off setting for the 3D.

Not like most of the 3DS games are going to be 3D anyway; it's new tech, and it'll take a while for the Shovelware devs to get a grasp on that.

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If it's backwards compatible with the DS software, and keeping that in mind, I'd imagine that there'll be some sort of On/Off setting for the 3D.

Not like most of the 3DS games are going to be 3D anyway; it's new tech, and it'll take a while for the Shovelware devs to get a grasp on that.
Well, I'll give you that it's possible that they might make a switch to turn the 3D on or off. That would probably get me interested. After all, you can play most Wii games with a GameCube controller. Nintendo had the foresight to know that not everyone is going to like motion controls.

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The 3D used on it might not be rotoscopic, which is the primary reason why 3D gives headaches.
And I have absolute faith in Nintendo to keep that in mind when they were making it.

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I wasn't a fan of the touch screen or the dual screens. I put up with it, though, because a lot of the games were good, but let's put it this way: 3D gives people migraines. Even if the system had the best games in the world, I wouldn't play it because I hate getting migraines.

Or it could be this kind of 3D
http://dsiware.nintendolife.com/news/2010/03/3d_motion_gaming_debuts_on_the_dsi

Besides, the 3D technology has advanced a lot, my parents used to complain about their heads hurting with 3D movies before, but they haven't had the same problem with recent 3D movies. Maybe it's just different from person to person though, I dunno.

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Or it could be this kind of 3D
http://dsiware.nintendolife.com/news/2010/03/3d_motion_gaming_debuts_on_the_dsi

Besides, the 3D technology has advanced a lot, my parents used to complain about their heads hurting with 3D movies before, but they haven't had the same problem with recent 3D movies. Maybe it's just different from person to person though, I dunno.
I dunno. I saw Avatar with that new "True 3D" stuff. I felt fine at first, but then got a bad headache later that night.

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It could also be like the 3M 3D displays.

But then I don't see how the old DS games are going to be non-3D.

'Tis confusing.

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Same principle as any other recent Nintendo gimmick:

Amazing potential, but hardly anyone uses it right

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I was thinking this was an april fools joke. :\
...When Larry the reploid accountant goes maverick of his own accord, he's certainly formidable during tax season, but he isn't going to provide X the challenge needed to make him grow as a warrior and reach his potential.

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Same principle as any other recent Nintendo gimmick:

Amazing potential, but hardly anyone uses it right

Like Wario Ware: DIY? I've seen crazy minigames spur out of that title. :\
Workshop/DA/YT/Photobucket なにかんがえてるの!?
So its about ass now huh? EVEN THE ASS HAS 'EXCEEDED'!

One mention of LEGENDS and everyone goes batshit.  :\

Yep, every time when someone mentions that game people get energized for an apparent reason whatsoever. It's like this everywhere else, trust me.

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http://kotaku.com/5499823/nintendo-3ds-could-borrow-3d-trick-from-iphone

Here's a theory about the 3D [parasitic bomb].

One of the Japanese business sources look to have confirmed the two-layer spiel.

Just found out.

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I don't think I need to say a damn thing about this and everyone on this site will know how I feel about it. XD

Gotta say though, portable 3D? That caught me off guard. I was totally expecting Nintendo to stay away from 3D until it got better integrated, much like they stayed away from HD with the Wii initially.

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Info from Nikei, you know, the Japanese business site that leaked early both versions of the DSi.

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Nikkei

- control stick instead of dpad
- rumble
- improved wireless speed and battery life
- screen that is smaller than 4 inches
- timing on the announcement could be related to decreased software releases
- Nikkei expects release in second half of 2010

http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=118176

Posted on: March 23, 2010, 12:04:19 PM

Gotta say though, portable 3D? That caught me off guard. I was totally expecting Nintendo to stay away from 3D until it got better integrated, much like they stayed away from HD with the Wii initially.

Well, technically they already stayed away from it for 2 gens, remember the GCN was built with 3D capabilities.

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Jesus, Nintendo went in for the kill this time. I wonder what the ergonomics will be like for the system though.