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Nintendo Announces the 3DS, 3D Effects Without Special Glasses

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231w ago - At E3, Nintendo will be introducing new hardware, the Nintendo 3DS, which is described as allowing games to be "enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses."

It is not yet known how the 3D effects will work, but it is possible that it could work like this Japan-only DSiWare game.

According to Nintendo, the product will go on sale between April 2010 and March 2011.

To quote: The DS XL isn't even out in the US yet, but Nintendo is already lining up its successor.

Nintendo describes the system as a successor to the DS series, but it will also play DS and DSi titles. The 3DS is a temporary name according to Nintendo's short press release, but more details on the machine will be revealed at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

The 3DS will be Nintendo's fifth iteration of the DS hardware. The original DS was launched back in 2004 in the US and Japan and 2005 in Europe and Australia.

Since then, the DS Lite and DSi have been launched worldwide, slimming the machine down and offering brighter screens. The DSi XL is the latest version of the hardware and launched earlier this month in Europe and is set to arrive in the US on March 28.

Earlier this year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said a new DS would feature...
 

Nintendo Announces DSi XL Launches on March 28 for $189.99

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235w ago - Today Nintendo has announced that their new DSi XL launches on March 28, 2010 in North America for $189.99.

Press Release: Nintendo Announces Launch Dates for Nintendo DSi XL, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nintendo of America issued a surge of new information today about what consumers can expect from the company in the coming months. Let's get right to it:

"Nintendo finished 2009 with a bang, and we're continuing our momentum into 2010"

• The new Nintendo DSi XL™ hand-held system launches March 28 at a suggested retail price of $189.99. The screens of the Nintendo DSi XL are 93 percent larger than those of the Nintendo DS™ Lite model, providing a more vivid and engaging play experience.

The screens of the Nintendo DSi XL also feature a wider viewing angle, letting friends and family members join the fun. The new system launches in both Burgundy and Bronze colors, and comes loaded with pre-installed premium software Brain Age™ Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math and Photo Clock, as well as two free applications: the Nintendo DSi Browser and Flipnote Studio™.

Nintendo DSi XL will also come with a larger pen-like stylus that allows for a more comfortable grip and enhanced ease...
 

Nintendo DS 2 Dev Kits with Motion-sensing Hit Developers

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236w ago - Select developers in Japan, including The Pokemon Company, have already received Nintendo DS 2 Dev Kits complete with motion-sensing capability from Nintendo.

According to [Register or Login to view links], while better graphics and sound for the new platform is no surprise, the real standout feature is the supposed addition of a tilt motion sensor - similar to that of an iPhone.

To quote: "It's genuinely the best thing I think I've ever worked with," said the source. "I can tell you that it's got a 'tilt' function that's not dissimilar to iPhone, but does a lot more.

We know that The Pokemon Company are getting special attention with it."

As for Nintendo's so-called 'DS2' with tilt sensor and Nvidia Tegra graphics chip, chances are good it won't make a GDC 2010 reveal or even an announcement by E3 this summer.
 

Nintendo Confirms European Launch of DSi XL Handheld

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241w ago - A few months ago the DSi LL handheld was released in Japan, and today Nintendo confirmed that its European counterpart the DSi XL will be launching across Europe on March 5, 2010.

Press Release: EUROPEAN LAUNCH DATE OF NINTENDO DSi XL CONFIRMED

Get ready to experience your favourite Nintendo DS games like never before - on the big screens and via the wider viewing angle of the Nintendo DSi XL, launching across Europe on 5th March 2010.

Two 4.2 inch screens, which are 93% bigger than the screen on the Nintendo DS Lite, really bring the adventure and action to life. Experience the legendary side scrolling world of New Super Mario Bros or the twists and turns of the Mario Kart circuit in a whole new way.

The larger pen-like stylus also makes extended stylus gameplay more comfortable to allow better control; making directing Link around the dungeons of The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, for example, far more natural to play.

The Nintendo DSi XL's improved wider viewing angle screen also provides a new way for you to enjoy games together with friends and family, making it easier than ever to watch and join in the fun.

The new member of the Nintendo DS...
 

Netflix is Officially Confirmed to Hit the Nintendo Wii This Spring

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241w ago - Update: NetFlix has finally shipping out the instant streaming discs for Wii owners. In order to request the disc, you have to log onto the official NetFlix Web site.

After many rumors, today the [Register or Login to view links] has officially confirmed that online movie rental service Netflix will be expanding to the Nintendo Wii console this Spring.

Considering the Wii's small internal memory, it should come as no surprise that this service will require an [Register or Login to view links] in the Wii each time someone wants to watch a movie, just like the PS3.

But while it's speculated that the PS3 will be getting an onboard solution to this problem, the same shouldn't be expected for Nintendo's console.

To quote: "The real winner in this? Netflix, of course. The online rental company has become quite ubiquitous these days. Even now I'm sure that a strong majority of our readership has a little red envelope either ready to be watched or sealed and ready for the long journey back home to the nearest Netflix shipping center.

But...
 
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