While developing its soon-to-be-launched Nintendo 3DS handheld, Nintendo created a working prototype of a glasses-free 3D Wii, complete with a special version of Mario Kart Wii.
The working model was created to show a sceptical team the possibilities of 3D, which was then transposed to the handheld form factor.
Although we're not expecting to see a 3D-enabled Wii hit the shelves any time soon, it's no surprise to hear that Nintendo has the technology and could bash it out if it wanted to.
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3D or not 3D
Motion-sensitive controls certainly lend themselves to a 3D environment, but no doubt the gaming company will wait to see whether 3D TV really takes off in the home before bringing a pure 3D console to market.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan last week and sold out within 24 hours of release.
Whether or not we'll see a similar appetite for the three dimensional console in the UK will be revealed when it launches on iPad 2 day - sorry, we mean 25 March.