Early reviews of the 3DS are fairly positive. Apparently if you look straight at the screen you pretty nice 3D.
You have to hand it to Nintendo.
1996: Nintendo: Releases first console with dual analog sticks, basically inventing 3d console gaming. Also, vibration pack.
1998: Sony: Releases the dual shock controller for PS1 with analog sticks.
2006: Nintendo: Releases motion sensor and optical pointer control system. Sells a bazillion Wiis.
2007: Sony: Craps pants, scrambles to release six-axis controller with motion sensors.
2010: Sony: (Four years in development) Motion sensor and pointer! Does it look sort of familiar?
2010: Microsoft: (Four years in development) Motion sensor! And... Wii Bowling? Because no-one got tired of that three years ago...
2010: Nintendo: Releases a DS with an actual 3D screen. Also, a 3D camera which they are going to use for what sounds like some pretty amazing augmented reality, look-through-the-screen applications.
Sure, there's nothing to play on the Wii once you've finished Zelda and Mario. And Wii's graphical capability is something of a joke. But thank you Nintendo, for pushing things forward. Again.