The Nintendo 3DS May Record 3D Video

Posted Fri Jan 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

There's no confirmation, but Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has been dropping some hints.

Sony made big waves with the Bloggie 3D, a $250 video camera capable of recording 3D content in a 720 resolution, but Nintendo has a chance to take the wind right out of Sony's sails.

The 3DS is an eagerly anticipated glasses-free 3D handheld from Nintendo that has already been confirmed to have 3D photo capability, but in a recent article from Nintendo, there have been hints about being able to record video.

"I think it will be fun if we're able to include video recording capabilities with future updates," says Iwata. When asked by 'EarthBound' creator Shigesato Itoi whether this would take up a lot of space, Iwata said that SD cards will allow for much more freedom there. "Long videos, lots of photos, they'll fit."

The 3DS is due out in Japan in March, and is expected in the US by May.

Source: Nintendo

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