According to the fellow babies at 1up:
- “Nintendo 3DS” is not the system’s formal name.
- The 3DS will be backward-compatible with the DS and DSi , making it that much easier to upgrade and start anew.
- It will not require 3D glasses, leading to speculation that it will utilize the “parallax barrier” technique developed by Sharp. This involves using a secondary, overlapping screen with a series of precise slits that show a different set of pixels to both the left and right eyes, creating the illusion of depth.
- It will be possible to turn off the 3D functionality.
- The 3DS is rumored to have a tilt sensor, build-in rumble functionality and an analog stick.
- It will definitely be out before March 2011, but some reports have suggested that it could launch as early as October.
Nintendo.com will unveil the 3DS next Tuesday, 9:30 am Pacific, during Nintendo’s E3 press conference in Los Angeles.