The feature will come in the form of downloadable software and via retail, but there is no date set yet for when this will be available.
3D content creation is a functionality that is proving popular amongst consumer electronics manufacturers, with Olympus releasing its new Tough TG-810 which can capture 3D images.
The 3DS will also have access to video streaming service Netflix, allowing users to enjoy 3D films and TV on the move.
Early concerns amongst AV enthusiasts have been that the 3D element of the 3DS is a gimmick, and that the Japanese company should have focused more on creating a portable console with better graphics.
However with 3D increasing in profile and popularity, it seemed only natural that Nintendo cater for this growing popularity and make a product that has a unique selling point and can compete with the smart-phone market.
Games such as Angry Birds have proved massively popular on the iPhone and Android platforms, to have produced a device that offers little more than a smart-phone may have been disastrous.
3DTVWatcher is of the opinion that Nintendo made a smart move when they added 3D to the 3DS, somewhat late in its development it must be said.
If the 3DS doesn’t meet the sales figures expected of it, it may be cited that 3D isn’t popular, and that the market isn’t in need of a 3D gaming platform, but had the 3DS not included 3D would it have done any better?
The answer is probably not, despite any other features that would have benefited.