Analysis: Nintendo Clears A Path For Apple To Take The Lead?

It was pretty hard to find anyone who liked Nintendo Wednesday afternoon.

Loyal fans were upset to learn they’d have to wait longer than expected for the 3DS. Nintendo investors were ticked that the company abruptly changed its fiscal 2011 earnings guidance. And shareholders of other publishers were annoyed, since Nintendo’s woes brought the entire gaming sector down on Wall St.

But the party was going strong at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, Calif.

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3D gaming won’t hit stores until 2011

Despite indications it was right around the corner, 3D handheld gaming won’t hit store shelves until next year.

Nintendo announced Wednesday that its 3DS portable system, which lets owners play videogames in stereoscopic 3D without the need for special glasses, will go on sale in Japan next February — and will hit U.S. and European stores in March.

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Nintendo to Roll Out 3D Gaming System Next Year

Nintendo’s jump into the 3D gaming world won’t happen until 2011.

The video game company on Wednesday announced that its 3DS portable system, which lets owners play games in stereoscopic 3D without the need for special glasses, will go on sale in Japan next February — and will hit U.S. and European stores in March.

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Nintendo 3DS won’t arrive until 2011

So much for a holiday surprise from Nintendo. 

The company today announced launch details for the 3DS, its upcoming handheld gaming platform that lets users play games in stereoscopic 3D without the need for special glasses. Japanese consumers will be the first to get their hands on the system – starting Feb. 26. U.S. and European gamers will have their chance in March.

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Nintendo cuts prices – but why?

Nintendo has announced plans to shave $20 off the price of two versions of its best selling video game system – the Nintendo DS. Effective Sept. 12, the DSi will drop from $170 to $150 and the DSi XL will move from $190 to $170. 

The move follows price cuts in several other regions, but the timing could raise a few questions. We’ve got three theories as to why Nintendo decided to make the move now.

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Nintendo preps 3DS details

Nintendo’s still not ready to spill all the beans about the 3DS, its handheld game system that projects stereoscopic 3D images without the need for special glasses, but it’s getting close. 

The company cryptically announced it would give details of a ‘new product’ on Sept. 29. And while it’s possible the company has something unknown up its sleeve, most industry observers expect it will use that date to give the launch date and price for the 3DS.

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Hands on with the Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo may have a huge hit on its hands. 

The Nintendo 3DS – the company’s Hail Mary pass to turn heads away from the Apple juggernaut is a rare thing that seems able to live up to the hype – coming through on its promise to provide stereoscopic 3D without glasses and producing images that pop as much as they do on the majority of 3D TVs on the market.

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Nintendo unveils 3DS

While there has been a lot of talk about the future of 3D in gaming, Nintendo on Tuesday made the clearest statement yet that the technology is about to become a major factor.

The company officially unveiled its Nintendo 3DS handheld system, managing to live up to the high expectations surrounding the device. As promised, the 3DS offers true stereoscopic 3D on a 3.5 screen without the need for any special glasses.

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