Communications and Society blog: By and for students in Marist COM 201

Just another weblog

Handheld 3D Console?

leave a comment »

Nintendo has just announced the successor to their tremendously best-selling handheld console, Nintendo DS, to be a 3D version of this console. The twist? It will not utilize 3D glasses.

Nintendo’s fifth generation version of its Nintendo DS hardware, the Nintendo 3DS, comes with more than just the power to display 3D images. It also comes with a new joystick and force feedback, according to one report. That report is from the typically reliable Nikkei, who writes that Nintendo “plans to give the new system a 3-D joystick and a force feedback mechanism that will let players feel the collisions of a game character.” Nintendo has experimented with force feedback on the DS with the Rumble Pak add-on, originally bundled with Metroid Prime Pinball.

With curiosity being a driving human instinct, and Nintendo doing little to satisfy our need for answers with the briefest of press releases, we have to read between the lines to try and find out more about Nintendo’s latest piece of portable hardware.


Written by Luis Alicea

May 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: