Nintendo 3DS

Wow.  This was my favorite announcement to come out of E3.  With a 3D screen that doesn't need glasses and a hardware upgrade making this as powerful - if not more powerful - than the N64, I can't wait to get my hands on this thing.

Want to know what really sold me on the 3DS?  This screenshot from Joystiq.

3D Starfox 64.  That's all I needed to buy a 3DS.  In some ways I'm an easy sell.  On top of it are Kingdom Hearts, Super Street Fighter IV 3D, Mario Kart, Paper Mario, Pilotwings Resort, and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.  By far the best Zelda game ever made is coming to the 3DS.  Where do I pay and when can I hold one?  I bet my wife will want one too when she finds out that we can kick each others' asses in 3D while playing Super Street Fighter IV.  And those are only a few of the games that have been announced for the system.

I still can't get over the fact that they're doing 3D without glasses.  I wonder how much more traction 3D TVs would be getting if we didn't have to wear the ridiculous glasses.  I almost - almost - feel bad for Sony.  They were really touting the 3D capabilities of the PS3 and then Nintendo comes along and basically says, "Fuck you, check this out!" and bam, no 3D glasses.  I think Nintendo is realizing that their power lies in the handheld market and not so much in the home console race.

It might interest you that Joystiq has a compilation of every 3DS screenshot so far.  It's right here.  Be careful not to get drool on your monitor.


  1. I'm right with you on the 3DS - I'll be buying it day one for sure.


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