According to a press release posted on Nintendo of Japan's Investor Relations website this morning, they are going to release a successor to the Nintendo DS series, called "Nintendo 3DS", which will be capable of displaying 3D images without the need for special glasses. It's said to be released within the next 12 months. More details will be announced on the upcoming E3, starting on June 15th.
March 23, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:
Re: Launch of New Portable Game Machine
Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Minami-ward of Kyoto-city, President Satoru Iwata) will launch "Nintendo 3DS"(temp) during the fiscal year ending March 2011, on which games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses.
"Nintendo 3DS"(temp) is going to be the new portable game machine to succeed "Nintendo DS series", whose cumulative consolidated sales from Nintendo amounted to 125million units as of the end of December 2009, and will include backward compatibility so that the software for Nintendo DS series, including the ones for Nintendo DSi, can also be enjoyed.
We are planning to announce additional details at E3 show, which is scheduled to be held from June 15, 2010 at Los Angeles in the U.S.
Originial PDF (J): http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2010/100323.pdf
Originial PDF (E): http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2010/100323e.pdf