20 Jan '11, 12am

Nintendo announced a March 27 launch date in the US for its Nintendo 3DS system - it will cost US$250

A visitor tries the new Nintendo 3DS on Jan 19, 2011 in Vijhuizen. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW YORK - PROMISING to usher in a new era in 3-D entertainment, Nintendo says its glasses-free handheld 3DS will go on sale on March 27 in the US for $250 (S$320.80). That's the same price that the revolutionary Wii console cost when it went on sale in 2006. The president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, said on Wednesday the 3DS is a 'truly unique experience that doesn't exist anywhere else.' 'This is a different kind of 3-D. Something you haven't experienced before. Not in theatres, not at trade shows.' Mr Fils-Aime told a crowd of journalists, bloggers and analysts in New York City. 'Of course, there are no glasses.' The gadget features a touch screen on the bottom and a 3-D screen on top. It has three cameras, one facing the user and two facing outward...

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