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Nintendo announces Nintendo DS successor

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  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Nintendo Co., Ltd. has released an official statement announcing plans to release a new handheld console, tentatively titled the Nintendo 3DS. The new console is said to produce 3D effects without the need for glasses, as well as being backwards compatible with the current library of Nintendo DS and DSi titles. Further details are set to be revealed at this year's E3, which will be held from June 15th to the 17th.

Official Announcement

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.

  -- Nintendo Co., Ltd.