26 Feb '11, 4am

Nintendo launches 3-D console in Japan

Nintendo launches 3-D console in Japan

TOKYO - Japan's Nintendo launched Saturday the world's first video game console with a 3-D screen that works without special glasses, a device the entertainment giant hopes will reverse its sliding fortunes. But as the DS3 makes its debut in Japan, it will be looking for a place in an increasingly crowded gaming market. More than 1,500 fans queued outside Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara, the hub of Tokyo's comic-book subculture, to be the first to own the machine, with many having spent the night on the streets ahead of the morning launch. "I'm extremely excited. I can't wait to start playing it," said Arisa Kubo, a 19-year-old nursing student who began queuing on Friday night. "The quality has dramatically improved," said Kubo, who tried a pre-sales demonstration of the console last month. "The screen is beautiful. 3DS is totally different from the normal DS." Nintendo, whi...

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