The lights are on
The E3 rumor mill is in full swing as the industry's largest event gets ready to kick off in just a few days. We have yet to hear a whole lot regarding Nintendo's upcoming handheld, the 3DS (a name that will soon change), except more rumors regarding its appearance.
A Chinese blog has recently posted unverified details of Nintendo's 3D glasses-less portable system with a mock up image (see above).
“The effect of the [3D] screen is amazing,” wrote the mystery blogger who claims to have access to the 3DS dev kit. The report shows that the lower screen is the same size as the current DS, but has a significantly larger upper screen.
Why a Chinese blog would mark it as the 3DS, a name Nintendo executives have confirmed will change, makes this rumor sound like, well, a rumor. Someone with access to that kind of information would probably know the true name by now. It has also been speculated that the 3DS will have an analog stick, something not illustrated in the image above. This is certainly not the first time crazy mock-ups have appeared online for the 3DS. Either way we have contacted Nintendo for comment, to which they responded that the company does not comment on rumors. Who else thinks they could've done a better job sketching this thing out?
Speculate away, or patiently await the official announcement at Nintendo's E3 press conference next Tuesday, and keep an eye on Game Informer for all breaking news and previews straight out of E3.
It's doesn't look very different, besides the upper screen and button placements. It's probably fake though
Looks like something made on Paint, I could freaking make that! Wouldn't count on it being real.
3DS = Three Dual Screens That's 6 screens people! Can you believe it? I cannot believe it.
looks a lot like this.
Yeah at least if you are coming out with some BS sketch, give it some effort. That could have been done by anyone, and doubt that is real.
one more week baby!
Very bad sketch. At least make it presentable.
Looks okay, if it's the real thing...
I like the big screen and analog stick idea, I hope those come with the new handheld system.
I like the idea of a much larger screen :)
Kotaku one has it right, but guess we'll see in a few days.
lol MSPaint lol
Dang that's a big screen.
Love the large screen. All Nintendo has to tell me is that this thing does Dreamcast-quality graphics and I am sold.
Whos cares if its real or not. 3D is a gimmick not a game changer or the next big thing. Niether is motion controls for that matter.
u serious? Some person whos never seen a computer could make that on paint
not alot different than the other ones..epic fail