Tech Blog: Don’t Worry About the 3DS

September 30, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Amanda Oldham

Nintendo dropped a bomb this week when they announced the release date of their new hand held console, the Nintendo 3DS. While the fanboys rejoiced and set their countdown clocks for March 2011, the rest can only snicker.

Now don’t get me wrong, the idea of a console with “real 3D graphics, no glasses required” sounds awesome. However, I doubt the reality will actually be what most people consider 3D. More than anything it feels as though Nintendo is cashing in on the current media craze that everything should be formatted for the 3D experience.

Granted, Nintendo has been ahead of the charge when it comes to innovation. This generation’s favorite nostalgia console, Nintendo 64, helped really break the ground into three dimensional rendered graphics. Nintendo’s latest console, the Wii, took the first step into motion-sensitive controls. A field where very few competitors have challenged. So I very well could be wrong in doubting the 3DS’s ability to blow my mind.

The content Nintendo has to show off the new system does look great. Everything from Mario, Star Fox, Zelda and Resident Evil will have an upcoming title for the 3DS, but is $300 of your hard earned cash worth the glorified upgrade from the DS Lite?