New Nintendo 3DS brings 3D gaming to handhelds

Nintendo has sprung a surprise on gamers by revealing that a new 3D-enabled version of the DS is currently in the works.

The tentatively-named Nintendo 3DS is set to make its worldwide debut at some point before March 2011 and will be the official successor to the current range of phenomenally popular DS handhelds.

As the name suggests, gamers can expect to see a range of three-dimensional visual effects from the new console - all of which can be experienced without needing to wear any special eye gear at all.

Gamers with extensive DS game collections needn't panic, either, as the system has already been confirmed to be fully backwards-compatible with all current DS titles, including those designed for the DSi.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the release of the DSi XL, an enlarged version of the DSi which offers the largest screens of any DS yet.

So far, more than 125 million DS units have been sold worldwide, making it one of the most successful consoles of all time.

Published: 24/03/2010

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