3ds

  • The top five unanswered questions about the Nintendo 3DS

    The top five unanswered questions about the Nintendo 3DS

    The Nintendo 3DS is real — we know that. The 3D works well — we know that, too. But that’s where our 3DS knowledge stops. Nintendo isn’t talking-up 3DS details right now and we have so many questions about the handheld 3D gaming. Read More

  • Hands-on: 3DS hardware and gaming impressions

    Hands-on: 3DS hardware and gaming impressions

    We got our hands on the 3DS this morning at Nintendo’s press conference, but it wasn’t exactly a proper hands-on. It was just a simple demo to basically show that it works. Well, I just waited in a huge line that snaked around Nintendo’s E3 booth for over an hour to spend some quality time with the 3D gaming platform. Simply said, it works as advertised. Read More

  • First impressions and hands-on: Nintendo 3DS

    First impressions and hands-on: Nintendo 3DS


    There’s not a lot to say about Nintendo’s new handheld, unfortunately: our demos are limited to one minute, the lighting is bad, and of course the 3D effect doesn’t translate to pictures or video. But here’s how it felt to me… Read More

  • Nintendo trademarks "3DS" among others

    Nintendo trademarks "3DS" among others

    Backstory: A Nintendo suit said a while back that the company hasn’t announced the official name yet for its upcoming handheld 3D gaming device. This of course suggests that 3DS isn’t the official name. Well, that might not be true if Nintendo’s recent trademark filings have anything to say about it. Read More

  • New Nintendo motherboard hits FCC with a wide top screen

    New Nintendo motherboard hits FCC with a wide top screen

    We all wanted to believe that cool swivel-screen render was Nintendo’s new 3D-capable handheld (not in fact called the 3DS), but of course that was kind of ridiculous. Chances are Nintendo is going to stick with what they know, and a recent FCC filing seems to show just that. The picture shows two screen, the top one in wide format — approximately 16:10 by my measurements. Read More

  • The Nintendo 3DS won't be called the 3DS

    The Nintendo 3DS won't be called the 3DS

    This is strange. Apparently Nintendo has yet to announce the formal name of its upcoming portable 3D gaming device. That means the clever 3DS name we’ve come to know isn’t the real thing. But seriously, is there a name better than 3DS seeing as it’s a 3D version of the DS? Unless it’s nothing like the DS…maybe this wasn’t a fan-made mock-up after all. Read More

  • Iwata: Nintendo 3DS's  3D functionality can be turned off

    Iwata: Nintendo 3DS's 3D functionality can be turned off

    Another hint! There was some question when the 3D nature of Nintendo’s next handheld was revealed, but this clears things right up. I think. Wait… if you can just turn off the 3-D capability, what does that say about the display itself? And the games — you can just switch between 3-D and not 3-D, does that mean every game has to be playable in 2-D? This doesn’t answer… Read More

  • Nintendo blames piracy for 50% drop in EU sales

    Nintendo blames piracy for 50% drop in EU sales

    Sales of Nintendo’s DS games are dropping in Europe, and according to Nintendo there’s clear reason why: piracy. With the release of software like R4, it appears that more and more owners of the portable systems are turning to less then reputable sources for their games. Read More

  • Nintendo 3DS to be available this October instead of early next year?

    Nintendo 3DS to be available this October instead of early next year?

    Nintendo might be fast-tracking its upcoming 3DS. Apparently one UK video game industry source stated to CVG that the 3D gaming system will launch this coming October, well before the 2011 date we previously heard. The goal here is to get the system to market prior to the Christmas shopping madness. Read More

  • For the Nintendo 3DS? Hitachi develops glasses-free, mobile 3D display

    For the Nintendo 3DS? Hitachi develops glasses-free, mobile 3D display

    Sony, Panasonic, NEC and now Sharp: All of these Japanese tech powerhouses are playing the 3D game now, but what about Hitachi? The biggest (sales-wise) of them all has been working on a glasses-free 3D projection system and sells a 3D cell phone in Japan (pictured), but Hitachi has been relatively quiet in terms of 3D. Today, however, Hitachi Displays announced [JP] the development of a… Read More