3DS: As Powerful as the 360, PS3?
IGN has an article about Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS, and there’s something of a bombshell in it. We knew that it was likely for the 3DS to surpass the visuals of the DS–there’s no reason not to, with the IPad’s superior capabilities and even the PSP itself having a better graphical output. But think about it: in order to have 3D, that means that “the system must have the ability to render each game field twice, one for each of the player’s eyes, a technique that will require significant horsepower to produce.” Off the record, developers have mused that the 3DS “has processing capabilities that far exceed the Nintendo Wii and bring the device with abilities that are close to HD consoles such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.”
As awesome as that might be for the 3DS, I also consider it to be ridiculous. Nintendo is going to release a handheld which is more powerful than its own console?
Well, all will be revealed during E3.