Gaming trivia YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming takes a closer look at the history of the Nintendo 3DS in its newest video. While many of the facts aren’t exactly obscure, it nonetheless gives a thorough overview of the handheld console’s history and Nintendo’s other attempts at 3D.
The first half of the video deals mostly with the latter, digging into the company’s experiments with 3D. For example, outside of the infamous Virtual Boy, Nintendo developed a 3D screen for the GameCube, though it never released on the market because of its high cost.
As for the 3DS, Nintendo at one point developed a prototype that would allow users to manually switch the placement of the d-pad and circle pad, depending on how they preferred to play. For more on the 3DS, read editor Brian Shea’s opinion piece about his concerns regarding Super Mario Maker’s fewer features on the handheld console.
You can check out other videos from the Did You Know Gaming channel covering Deus Ex, Shadow of the Colossus, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Super Mario Galaxy, Dark Souls, Metal Gear Solid 3, Super Mario RPG, Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Wario, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Batman: Arkham Asylum, the history of the Wii U, NES, PlayStation 2, Nintendo 64, the DS, and two covering the Game Boy by hitting the links.