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Nintendo unveils new glasses-free 3-D platform at E3

Yesterday at the E3 Expo taking place in L.A. this week, Nintendo unveiled its new 3DS, the handheld device that promises 3D effects without the need for special glasses.
June 16, 2010

Yesterday at the E3 Expo taking place in L.A. this week, Nintendo unveiled its new 3DS, the handheld device that promises 3D effects without the need for special glasses.

Nintendo 3DS comes with a 3.53-inch top screen and a 3.02-inch bottom touch screen and three separate camera that deliver 3-D effects. The platform also includes a motion sensor, a gyro sensor and a slide pad that allows 360-degree analog input. Announced games for the platform include Kid Icarus, Mario Kart, Nintendogs, Pilotwings, Animal Crossing, Mario and Starfox. Additional games are in development by Disney Interactive Studios, Majesco, Marvelous Entertainment, Rocket, SEGA, Takara Tommy and Take-Two Interactive.

While no retail price has been set, the platform is expected to hit mass market before March 2011.

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