Nintendo plans 3D game console
Nintendo plans to start selling a version of its DS handheld game console that allows the user to play 3D titles without special glasses.
The company said it plans to disclose details of the new model at the E3 show in Los Angeles starting June 15, and it will go on sale in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.
Kyoto-based Nintendo follows rival Sony in counting on 3D technology to help boost sales growth of game consoles.
Sony, which has said it will enable PlayStation 3 machines to run games in 3D, plans to start selling 3D game titles as well as 3D Bravia televisions in June.
Nintendo rose 0.3pc to close at 27,970 yen on the Osaka Securities Exchange today. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average slid 0.5pc.
PS3 users will have to wear special glasses to play 3D game titles on a TV capable of showing the format, Satoshi Fukuoka, a spokesman for Sony’s games unit, said by phone.
The company has no plan to sell 3D portable game players, he said.