Next 3DS will have 3D video camera
Every Nintendo handheld console has gone through numerous iterations within a generation. The original GameBoy had the GameBoy Color, the GameBoy Pocket and the GameBoy Light; the GameBoy Advance had the GBA SP and the GBA Micro; the Nintendo DS had the DS Lite, DSi and DS XL.
The Nintendo 3DS might not even be released yet, but it will be no different. A year or two after the 3DS’ debut, a successor device will come along with a new feature, and it looks like Nintendo’s executives might have already figured out what that new feature is going to be: using the 3DS’ 3D-capable camera to take 3D videos in addition to 3D photos.
The rumor comes from the mouth of Super Mario Bros creator Shigeru Miyamoto himself, who dropped a hint in an official Nintendo interview with president Satoru Iwata that the camera could be developed into a full 3D video capturing device. Miyamoto’s suggestion was then countered by the Nintendo prez saying that it would be a good addition to a future version of the 3DS.
So there you have it: looks like the next 3DS model is already being worked on. I wonder what they’ll call it. The 3DV, perhaps?