Nintendo tried 3D on the Gameboy Advance in the past
3D is big in 2010, but apparently we just werent ready for it with the Game Boy Advance
Weve seen Nintendo dabble into 3D before. The Virtual Boy, although a failure, was one of the first mass market attempts at it. But Nintendo tried it again, not on the 3DS but actually on the Game Boy Advance SP. Sitting in the drawer of Iwatas desk is a Game Boy Advance with a 3D display on it.
But dont feel dismayed, the handheld was scrapped due to a lack of processing power and a low resolution screen. With those in mind, Nintendo didnt see fit to continue with it as it wouldnt have been "appealing enough to customers".
A 3D Game Boy Advance in 2005? Would have been pricey.