Nintendo looks into your eyes - and sees into your soul with the Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo usually isn't the prime candidate when one thinks of innovation. However their recent leap into the console market may not have given them the advantage with graphics, but their intuitive (albeit not very accurate) Wiimote system has put them in the same league as their Microsoft and Sony counterparts. The same holds true even now. As the Nintendo DSi XL is being spread across gaming press this week (we didn't get one to be sure, maybe next year?), Nintendo also saw fit to announce its newest product in its portable selection: the Nintendo 3DS.



The system is stated to be released before the end of next March in Japan, hopefully with a North American release to come shortly after. The system should make an appearance in this year's E3 coverage, but it's very likely that we'll hear more news of it before then. As of yet, Nintendo has not released any images of the system, how the games will look, or even played. But yes, the name does imply that the system will be in 3D.

As to how it will be displayed, it might follow a similar concept of head tracking to estimate the projected image that you would see if it were in 3D (embedded video below). By using the tracking system in relation to your eyes, it gives a 3rd dimension feel by allowing you to control the angle of viewing to change the image on the screen.

As with the Wii, a lot of Nintendo's successful product launches, due to their very much innovative natures, may seem silly or unnecessary at first. Give them a chance though, and it may be you standing in line outside a Best Buy waiting for your next console.

1 comments:

Daniel Milstein said...

That is so true. As an author and business man, I can relate to how you said "Nintendo has not released any images of the system, how the games will look, or even played. But yes, the name does imply that the system will be in 3D". I hope more people discover your blog because you really know what you're talking about. Can't wait to read more from you!

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