New reports are coming in from anonymous developers that Nintendo’s next handheld, the 3DS, will have processing abilities close to that of the Xbox 360 and PS3. That’s not to say the graphics will be as similar but the power to produce them is would be. It takes a lot of gumpf to render polygons in 3D so such a statement does seem like a possibility though the thought of an affordable, pocket-sized power console is less convincing. Without doubt, the 3DS will be more powerful than the current DS and DSi but a PS3 or Xbox 360? I’m skeptical but equally hopeful. If it turns out to be true, then for the first time, a platform holder will have a handheld more powerful than their home console. Since the existing DS is so very popular, it doesn’t come as much surprise Nintendo’s technical strengths will be in this area. They won’t be the only one to have a mighty portable on offer either if the rumours of Sony’s PSP2 are to be believed. It is also said to be quite a beast when it comes to processing and a true upgrade rather than the stop gap that is the PSPgo. Both Nintendo and Sony will should reveal more information when E3 gets going on June 14th.