3DS may support 3D video recording: Nintendo president says

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has announced that company's upcoming hand-held 3DS game console would some day be able to record 3D video.

Iwata added that the 3DS game console would use SD cards to enable 3D recording. The 3DS would be shipped with a 2GB SD card; however, the hand-held would support SD cards of up to 32GB.

Nintendo has already confirmed that the 3DS would come equipped with a 3D camera capable of capturing full 3D pictures.

When asked if the 3-dimensionality of the 3DS could be adjusted, Iwata said users would be able only to select whether they want it to look 3-dimensional or not.

Speaking on the topic, he said, "No, you can't change the 3-dimensionality of something recorded beforehand. You can turn the stereoscopic display on or off, though."

Earlier, Nintendo warned that its 3-dimensional technology was not be suitable for children less than six years of age as it could hurt their eyesight. But, later Iwata defended the 3DS saying that the health-related warning on the hand-held was just meant to be a precautionary measure to inform customers.

The Nintendo 3DS will hit Japanese stores in February, while gamers in America, Europe and Australia will be able to receive it month later in March.