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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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