Rumour – Nintendo CTR is codename of 3DS, not connected with NVIDIA

By Johnny Cullen, Monday, 7 June 2010 11:53 GMT

3ds test platform

Digital Foundry is reporting that a much speculated tie-in with Nintendo and NVIDIA on 3DS is no longer happening.

Instead, the Kyoto giant has picked a Japanese-based company to power the new handheld instead of the Korean firm. It was previously thought, according to DF, that 3DS would have contained a design similar to NVIDIA’s Tegra SoC.

The blog was also says the development codename for the handheld was known as “Nintendo CTR”. The name was part of an FCC filing from a while back, which further confirms the listing was for either a testing station or dev kit.

Over the weekend, it was said that 3DS would meet the visuals of both PS3 and 360.

We’ll find out what to expect from 3DS at Nintendo’s E3 press conference next Tuesday. This is probably the biggest hardware reveal E3’s seen in five years, so stay glued.

Timing on the conference is here.

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