Earlier today Nintendo dropped a megaton bomb on the gaming public. The company has posted this announcement revealing their newest portable game system, tentatively called the "Nintendo 3DS." Here is a transcript of the surprisingly brief announcement:
"March 23, 2010This portable sounds amazing! We're literally counting the days until E3 Expo 2010! More as this story develops....
To Whom It May Concern:
Re: Launch of New Portable Game Machine
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 Expo show, which is scheduled to be held from June 15, 2010 at Los Angeles in the U.S."