Nintendo have create a fully working prototype for a glasses-free 3D Nintendo Wii, complete with a working 3D special version of Mario Kart Wii.
The new Nintendo glasses-free 3DS hasn’t even been launched outside of Japan yet, but that hasn’t stopped the company from already working on this new prototype.
However, it was whilst developing the 3DS that Nintendo has the idea for a glasses-free 3D Wii, in fact the two concepts where thought up at roughly the same time, which explains the rush to show off the prototype.
The model was originally created to show a team who questioned the possibilities of 3D, just what 3D gaming was capable of, and what it was all about, it was then transported to the handheld form.
At this years Game Developer Conference, Nintendo Producer, Hideki Konno, demonstrated the glasses-free version of Mario Kart Wii, running on Wii hardware and a glasses-free screen.
Konno stressed that this was only a tech demo, and he said that Nintendo has experimented with adding 3D depth sliders, just like on the Nintendo 3DS.
Although there is no word of a 3D Wii hitting the market any time soon, it is no surprise that Nintendo have the technology needed to create a 3D, at home console.
Chances are, Nintendo will wait to see if 3D TV’s kick off before they decide to go under way with the 3D Wii. For now though, the prototype is just proof that the concept of a 3D Wii is possible.