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Nintendo 3DS mockup seen on Japanese site

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Apr 2010 20:27 User comments (14)

Nintendo 3DS mockup seen on Japanese site Nintendo has announced that they will be unveiling the next iteration of the DS line, the 3DS at the E3 event later this year, but today mockup pictures have shown up on a Japanese blog, and the design shown off by the site is interesting to say the least.
Their is one large touchscreen, which splits two simulated screen for DS backward compatibility, and games can be played vertically and horizontally.

The device can also take pictures, scan pictures, place 3D images on real backgrounds, "3D pointing," and more. 3D Pointing "tracks the movement of the user's finger, including distance, to manipulate an object on screen," says Kotaku.

Although the mockup is definitely a fake, it is still a pretty cool idea. Here are all the pictures posted:









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14 user comments

16.4.2010 20:34

This thing's going to suck unless those buttons come on the side of the touch screen or something. As is, I'm probably not going to buy it.

26.4.2010 21:17

I don't care what it is. I want one. Looks cool to me.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Apr 2010 @ 21:18

37.4.2010 1:48
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47.4.2010 5:00

kinda like the iphone with a controller so they saw that a touch screen controller wasn't practical to use

57.4.2010 10:11

Why the hell did you clutter up the first page with pictures? One with the rest inside the news story would have sufficed.

67.4.2010 11:49

Originally posted by NeoandGeo:
Why the hell did you clutter up the first page with pictures? One with the rest inside the news story would have sufficed.
V3 used to auto page break at a certain point, added the manual tag now. Thanks for the headsup!

77.4.2010 12:59

looks more like a new psp than a ds

87.4.2010 13:57

Originally posted by deluxe247:
This thing's going to suck unless those buttons come on the side of the touch screen or something. As is, I'm probably not going to buy it.
its fake mate, you wont be buying that

or is it....

PS FTW
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98.4.2010 0:34

"3D Pointing "tracks the movement of the user's finger, including distance, to manipulate an object on screen""

Wonderful...because it was not hard enough to control a touchscreen already, let's track their finger before they even touch the screen! Oh, and it isn't the kind of 3D that pops out at you...at best, it is the kind of 3D that makes the appearance of depth...so when you try to touch something that is deeper into the image, you have to move your finger farther away...either that, or in order to touch things that are right in front of you, you will have to move your finger to the outer reaches of the finger monitor, and hold it there as you move 2 demensionaly.

I suspect ebay will have plenty of these things before Xmas.

108.4.2010 0:38

how many ds does nintendo need? so far I think this the best idea they had

118.4.2010 3:20

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
how many ds does nintendo need? so far I think this the best idea they had
LOL...don't you mean, "This is their least-bad idea"?

128.4.2010 15:58

Nice! now if it just pluged into the TV.....

1310.4.2010 4:59

Reminds me of its great great great great..great grandfather the (and I mean THE) Gameboy. Seems like they're running out of ideas on design eh? <__<

149.5.2010 0:18

Originally posted by deluxe247:
This thing's going to suck unless those buttons come on the side of the touch screen or something. As is, I'm probably not going to buy it.

Are you illiterate. It says, right above the pictures "Although the mockup is definitely a fake, it is still a pretty cool idea. Here are all the pictures posted: "

It's not the real thing...

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