Nintendo Goes Multi-Dimensional With the 3DS

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Nintendo is getting into the 3D game with its newest portable device, the 3DS (not pictured). According to PC World, the company issued a press release saying that the 3DS will hit retail stores before March 2011. Nintendo plans to reveal more details about the highly anticipated product at E3 2010 in June.

One of the major features of the 3DS is that you won't need glasses to play it. We're not exactly sure how this will be possible, but unofficial reports from Japan say the 3DS will use a "parallax barrier technique from Sharp." The reports also say that the 3DS will have a vibration function and a "3D control stick," but none of these features have been confirmed by Nintendo.

Since all the 3D technology we've seen so far requires eyewear, we're excited to see how the gaming company will pull off the "naked eye 3D" experience. Also, the press release said the 3DS is a brand-new kind of handheld rather than an update of the other Nintendo DS hardware like the Lite, DSi and DSi XL.
Just recently, Nintendo announced that its DSi XL will double as an e-reader and now, before people have had time to enjoy their new device, they're talking about a new version. There is no word on how much the 3DS will cost or what games will be available, but these are two major factors to be considered. With such cutting-edge technology, will the 3DS be priced to buy or priced to envy? We'll be waiting patiently for the E3 conference to begin on June 15. %Poll-43601%

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