Nintendo 3DS could allow you to record 3D videos

It’s already been confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS will include a camera that will allow users to take 3D photographs. But future updates to the handheld gaming console might allow users to capture 3D video as well.

Speaking to Shigesato Itoi on the latest episode of Iwata Asks, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata expressed his interest in seeing the ability to record 3D videos with the 3DS added through updates after the system launches. “I think it will be fun if we’re able to include video recording capabilities with future updates,” said Iwata in response to a comment from Shigeru Miyamoto about the possibility of adding 3D video recording to the existing photo feature.

The casual back and forth between Iwata and Miyamoto is far from an official confirmation for the feature, but we certainly agree that it would be quite cool if the 3DS allowed you to record 3D videos. A translated version of the Iwata Asks interview is expected to be updated in the English section of the site soon.

The Nintendo 3DS is scheduled to debut in Japan on February 26. No official release date has been announced for other territories, but the new handheld system is expected to launch in North America, Europe, and Australia sometime during March of this year.

Jan 13, 2011

[Source: Iwata Asks via CVG]

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  • GameManiac - January 14, 2011 3:18 a.m.

    "3D porn"? I suppose if you like bodily fluids going everywhere, then you might enjoy it. (What the hell people?)
  • WickedSid - January 14, 2011 3:11 a.m.

    Finally, I can make a portable 3-D porn remake of Avatar! And make 1 billion dollars! *Pinky*
  • BobsYurUncle - January 13, 2011 10:25 p.m.

    Damn shiggy downed that apple juice pretty fast!
  • QWERTYCommander - January 13, 2011 9:53 p.m.

    @93bleach So you put the video on the SD card.
  • krejsy - January 13, 2011 9:46 p.m.

    "3D video? You know what that means? 3D porn... Geez..." 3D porn already exists on blu-ray, mate.
  • 93bleach - January 13, 2011 8:26 p.m.

    Unfortunately, until they come up with some system of showing it on other devices you can't really show your videos anywhere except your 3ds...still pretty cool
  • Japanaman - January 13, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    3D video? You know what that means? 3D porn... Geez...
  • Nap1400 - January 13, 2011 8:02 p.m.

    If implemented, maybe we would be able to do Video Chat with the 3DS. Sure, it probably wouldn't be in 3D, but it would still be cool to do so regardless.
  • DonNatzi - January 13, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    That would be pretty cool, I can't imagine all the neat stuff people could do with that.

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