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Nintendo to unveil 3-D gaming console

Submitted by: HeLLrAiSr @ 12:39 AM | Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | (url: http://www.cnn.co...)

The 3-D entertainment craze continues to spread to video games. Nintendo announced Tuesday it will introduce a handheld console that plays games in 3-D without the use of special glasses.

The handheld device will be called the 3DS, succeeding Nintendo's DS series of portable gaming consoles. A brief press release issued by Nintendo did not specifically state how the 3-D effect would work on the device.

The console won't go on sale until June at the earliest. Nintendo said it will announce more details at the E3 trade show, to be held June 15-17 in Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday's announcement marks a new direction for the Japanese-based company, which had previously been dismissive of 3-D gaming. Earlier this year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said, ''I have doubts whether people will be wearing glasses to play games at home. How is that going to look to other people?"

The new 3DS device is expected to be backwards compatible, allowing it to play DS and DSi games. The 3DS name itself is a temporary name until the official name is revealed at the E3 convention.

Gaming blogs were buzzing Tuesday with speculation about how Nintendo will achieve the 3-D affect without specialized glasses.

Kotaku suggests that it may work similarly to a Japan-only game called "3D Hidden Puzzle," which uses the DSi's camera to track the movement of the player and adjust the image accordingly to make it appear 3-D.
Nintendo said the 3DS will go on sale before the company's next fiscal year ends, on March 31, 2011.

Earlier this year, Sony announced a software improvement that will allow 3-D gaming on its PlayStation 3 console. And some game developers are working on techniques to show their games in 3-D on Microsoft's Xbox 360 device and on PCs. All those systems will require the use of special glasses to achieve the 3-D effect.


[NPD - JAN] PS3 Outsells Everything. Nearly, Wii Included.

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 11:10 AM | Friday, February 15, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)

Hardware:

Wii - 274K (from 1.35 million)
PlayStation 3 - 269K (from 798K)
Nintendo DS - 251K (from 2.47 million)
PSP - 230K (from 1.06 million)
Xbox 360 - 230K (from 1.26 million)


Software:

The full rundown is as follows:

1. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360, Activision) - 330.9K
2. Wii Play w/remote (Wii, Nintendo) - 298.1K
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock w/guitar (Wii, Activision) - 239.6K
4. Rock Band (Xbox 360, MTV/Harmonix) - 183.8K
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock w/guitar (Xbox 360, Neversoft/Activision) - 182.7K
6. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, Nintendo) - 172K
7. Burnout Paradise (Xbox 360, EA) - 144.1K
8. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360, Activision) - 140K
9. Mario Party (DS, Nintendo) - 138.5K
10. Mario and Sonic: Olympic


[NPD] DS Tops 1.5M Units in NA for Nov. (more)

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 09:24 PM | Thursday, December 13, 2007 | (url: http://www.thesim...)

The November NPD sales report is in and 1.5 million DSs were sold in NA during the month alone. The little handheld is most likely on its way to being the best selling console of all time. In other news, Mario Galaxy is a million seller, CoD4 edged close to 2 million across all platforms, and UT3 for PC fucking tanked with only ~34k copies sold in NA. Total sales crossed the $2.63 Billion mark with Activision scoring big.

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Nintendo Wii 981,000
Nintendo DS 1,535,000
Xbox 360 770,000
PlayStation Portable 567,000
PLAYSTATION 3 466,000
PlayStation 2 496,000
Total Tracked Hardware Units 4,319,000

Even more if you hit the link. Thank you Sim Exchange.


Baseball Gets Less Boring

Submitted by: Colosus @ 09:08 AM | Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | (url: http://www.dsfanb...)

Nintendo's Fan Network allows Safeco Field attendees to enhance Mariners games with software downloaded onto the DS. For a $5 fee, baseball fans can order food, watch live video, play networked games, learn about the players, and even keep up with other baseball games, right from their seats.


Lovely free DS homebrew games reviewed

Submitted by: CPClove @ 04:57 AM | Wednesday, July 18, 2007 | (url: http://fromthegut...)

And download links provided. Enjoy!


Iwata on Nintendo goals, games and hardware

Submitted by: Oenone @ 01:30 AM | Saturday, April 28, 2007 | (url: http://www.aussie...)

At a recent news conference in Tokyo, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has spoken out about the company's recent financial announcements, and has revealed that in all, Nintendo currently has 124 games in development.

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Wario: Master of Disguise Review

Submitted by: Xionic @ 03:36 AM | Monday, March 5, 2007 | (url: http://ds.ign.com...)

IGN.com reviews Warios latest jaunt into the land of the DS with a not so glowing review. Warios only response to IGN was Ai-yai-yai-yah!


Adventure games not dead?

Submitted by: DemonKyoto @ 08:50 AM | Tuesday, February 6, 2007 | (url: http://www.destru...)

Every time I think the adventure genre is done for good, some sly developer comes out of nowhere and throws a title in the mix like a greasy boomerang. The latest offering of this type is Hotel Dusk for the DS, and I'd say it does the past offerings of it's kind proud (although you'll have to wait until our review of it this week to be 100% sure).