Courtesy of @markmacd's twitter
- New portable hardware
- To be announced at E3
- Uses 3D w/o need for glasses
- Backwards compatible with DS, DSi
- Release BEFORE March 2011 (sorry! my bad)
- Prints money
Update: English press release: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2010/100323e.pdf
Another Update: speculation (not confirmation) from Nikkei, courtesy of neo2046:
Originally Posted by Nintendo
March 23, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:
Re: Launch of New Portable Game Machine
Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Minami-ward of Kyoto-city, President Satoru Iwata) will launch "Nintendo 3DS"(temp) during the fiscal year ending March 2011, on which games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses.
"Nintendo 3DS"(temp) is going to be the new portable game machine to succeed "Nintendo DS series", whose cumulative consolidated sales from Nintendo amounted to 125million units as of the end of December 2009, and will include backward compatibility so that the software for Nintendo DS series, including the ones for Nintendo DSi, can also be enjoyed.
We are planning to announce additional details at E3 show, which is scheduled to be held from June 15, 2010 at Los Angeles in the U.S.
Originally Posted by neo2046
NOT official but nikkei says
- 3D Stick
- vibration pack
- tilt sensor under decision
- wireless connection speed up
- battery life up
- smaller than 4" screen