Nintendo 3DS XL has least reflective screen in company history

The Nintendo 3DS XL has the least reflective screen of any of the company’s handhelds, according to comments made during the latest Iwata Asks.

Such remarks came from Takashi Murakami, who works within the Mechanical Design Group of Nintendo’s Research & Engineering Division. He was in charge of developing the LCD elements, the touch screen and the screen cover.

“On a LCD screen there are basically three refelctive layers, which all of them reflects and cause glare,” Murakami explains. “So this time, we specially treated all the layers. Reflectivity on the Nintendo 3DS was about 12%, but we decreased that to about 3%.”

Further questioned by Iwata as to how such an improvement has been made, Murakami responded: “Simply put, the progress of technology.”

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