The Nintendo 3DS, as it will be called, is slated for release in fiscal 2011. That likely means a year from now at least. The game machine will do both 2D and 3D gaming and will have a four inch screen as well as some sort of joystick. Will a four inch screen create a dramatic 3D effect? Time will tell but Nintendo has the right idea with developing 3D content that doesn't need glasses.
The Nintendo 3DS will thankful be backwards compatible to past handheld game machines from the company.
Nintendo shares were up sharply in trading in Japan today as were rival Sony's.