There’s a glasses-free 3D experience on the way, but it’s not a TV and it’s not compatible with your 3D Blu-ray discs. It’s a handheld game system and it’s coming next year.
There’s been seemingly endless speculation about what Nintendo’s next gaming system would be, and all signs pointed to the Wii HD. The gaming community has been clamoring for it, and popping even a base level Blu-ray player into the Wii would make it a lot more attractive to home theater buffs.
When 1UP’s Sam Kennedy posted the news of the 3DS today, it took everyone by surprise. According to the article, Nintendo’s new handheld will be bringing 3D gaming to the palm of your hand. The system is set to release before March of next year in Japan. We’d expect an October or November launch for the U.S. release.
There are a lot of questions yet to be answered. Will the 3D pop out or will it only have that ‘pop-in’ effect? The 3DS is compatible with old DS games, but will it convert them to 3D? Why is this not happening on our televisions?
Sony is also rumored to be working on something along these lines, but we’ve yet to hear any official response. Nintendo says we’ll find out more at this summer’s E3.