The New (3D) DS from Nintendo

By: Bryan Nelson

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A few days ago, the climax of all my aspirations was the new DSi XL that’s arriving shortly here in the U.S. Now I have to set my sights on something greater…and in a different dimension. The true successor to the DS is coming out next year, the 3DS.

According to reports, this handheld from Nintendo will allow users to experience 3D without goofy glasses. Yeah, you know the one’s we’re talking about. Nintendo is following the money, where human interest is in 3D films, TV and now, games.

But many would ask how Nintendo will manage to ditch the glasses. After all, aren’t glasses the only way 3D can work? Not necessarily. CVG.com had a talk with Neil Dodgson, a 3D displays expert based at Cambridge University, and he says that it is possible with ‘lenticular technology’.

This term describes a long lens with a flat back and a curved front that the 3DS most likely will use, saying, “the lenticules direct the pixels’ light in different directions, so each eye sees only every alternate column of pixels. The graphics chip renders two images, one for the left eye and one for the right. These two images are displayed on the two sets of alternating columns of pixels.”

This sounds like it will be hard to pull off in such a small machine, but Nintendo has proven to be the leading innovator in gaming since the company was founded. Something tells me that if 3D is going handheld, it’s quite literally in good hands. Pokemon in 3D anyone?


  • Harry

    Great now nintendo wants us to spend millions on 3d glasses

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  • http://google aj

    can you input anymore info on the 3ds? sounds great and i cant wait to get it… but is it like a dsi but 3d? because i hope it isnt a downgrade back to the regular ds ):

  • Zulu

    As cool as it sounds, i hope it doesn’t go the way of the ill fated virtual boy…

  • Nintendo sucks

    It’s probably going to be freaking awesome for around 3 days, then it’s going to collect dust next to the tv for 8 months like my Wii. :P

  • um

    they should give us a preview on how it’s used

  • Harry, maybe you should actually read the article before posting. just a thought

  • http://princeporter.com Porter

    They very likely will be at E3 this year, and I’m very much looking forward to it.

  • Thomas Riess

    I don’t like where entertainment is going. Since most 3D requires glasses it’s a pain to have glasses over glasses. I’m glad that since Nintendo appears to be going into the realm of 3D they will not be going with the glasses peripheral.

  • Nintendo ROCKS!!

    I can’t wait till E3. :)

  • evan

    It will fail!

  • http://facebook jordan

    no it wont i want it so what now :o

  • Anonymous

    you all you do need 3d glasses its going to be cool

  • p

    kk

  • 1017kristen377

    aww man :( i cant see in 3D at all

  • Omfg you retards

    HOW FKING RETARDED CAN YOU PEOPLE BE. IF YOU ARE GOING TO COMMENT ON THE ARTICLE UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION BEING GIVEN. IT EXPLAINS HOW THE NEW 3D TECHNOLOGY WILL “NOT!” REQUIRE GLASSES. You know I wonder how people like you three who say it needs glasses can even use a DS! >.<

  • LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    im sticking to my dsi and not changing.

  • CAL

    I think it’s all crap (BS) there waisting their time.

  • http://www.terminalgamer.com sophie

    i think ds 3d looks good but i already got a white dsi and i thought well i like 3d stuff but it costs millons
    but it sounds great 3d dsi
    they should sell 3d laptops and phones that will be better:)

  • ethbreath

    i think the 3d sounds good good but i do not have that kind of money i am broke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! help

  • ethbreath

    i really want one so badl dam wft i am broke where my money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :C

  • ethbreath

    starts to cry

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