Nintendo 3DS Might Use Parallax Barrier Displays Developed by Sharp

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Electronics manufacturer Sharp has been working on some new 3.4-inch, 480 x 854 pixel parallax barrier displays. Such displays allow you to view 3D images without needing to wear goofy glasses and happen to be perfect for the 3DS.

The need for special glasses is eliminated because the parallax barrier "has a series of vertical slits [and] is incorporated into an ordinary LCD to control the path of light reaching the right and left eyes, thus creating a sense of depth."

It's not certain if these displays will be used in Nintendo's next toy, but based on the timing and technology it would certainly be a reasonable guess. [Sharp via Engadget Japanese via Engadget]