The Nintendo 3DS was finally revealed at Nintendo’s E3 2010 press conference by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata himself. Iwata discussed the device in detail, confirming many of its technical capabilities and features, such as:
- A 3.53-inch top screen and 3.02-inch bottom touch screen
- Three cameras- one inner and two outer. The two outer lenses serve the purpose of taking 3D pictures which can then be viewed in 3D!
- Motion sensor
- Gyro sensor
- A slide pad located above the directional pad which allows for 360-degree analog input
- A slider to adjust the 3D effect- from full to no 3D effect at all.
It was also revealed that the 3DS will be able to play 3D movies, and it appears that Nintendo will will be partnering with different studios to provide popular movies for the device.
Nintendo announced at their E3 press conference that the 3DS will be hitting the market backed by the strongest third-party support of any system in Nintendo history. A list of titles that were featured at E3 or are currently being developed can be found here.
No release date for the 3DS has been unveiled yet, but we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears open!