Nintendo trademarks 3DS name

With E3 fast approaching, the flurry of trademark and domain name registrations is growing. The latest is concerning Nintendo’s next handheld gaming platform, the 3D-enabled Nintendo 3DS.

Recent filings in Japan have revealed that the potentially widescreen device will likely be called the 3DS as two of the trademarks are in fact for ‘Nintendo 3DS’; one in English and the other in Japanese characters. The other filings seem to be for a 3DS exclusive download service called ‘3DSWare’ and for something called ‘3DSPlay.’

A formal announcement on all things 3DS is planned for next month’s E3.