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Nintendo brings affordable 3D gaming to the masses

Nintendo 3DS lets you play 3D games without 3D glasses

Nintendo has made affordable 3D gaming a reality with the release of its Nintendo 3DS, which allows you to play 3D games without the need of any special glasses.

Nintendo has been known for introducing gaming gadgets that have set trends in the gaming industry. Five years back, Nintendo launched the Wii with its motion-sensing controller that kicked up a storm and created a loyal following among game enthusiasts.

With the release of the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo hopes to change the market of 3D gaming.

Nintendo 3DS is a portable, handheld gaming device that is about to go on sale in the US on Sunday. The device costs $250 and enables users to play games in three-dimensions without worrying about any 3D glasses or any extra equipment.

Multipurpose gaming device
Apart from games, you can also take 3D pictures with this handheld. High-definition video services are available with the help of Netflix which will let you watch 3D movies on the 3.5 inch screen.

Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo's U.S. branch calls the Nintendo 3DS as the world’s first mass market 3D device.

According to an estimate, Angry Birds is played by close to 40 million people across the globe.

Nintendo’s gaming devices have always been popular with users, ever since the introduction of Game Boy. The rise of powerful smart phones coupled with the amazing popularity of Angry Birds has made it clear that people are more than willing to play games with their mobile devices.

Mobile users love games
Most people love to play games on their mobile devices to while away the time or for plain fun. According to an estimate, Angry Birds is played by close to 40 million people across the globe.

Taking note of the 3D trend, American wireless carriers AT&T and Sprint Nextel Corp. have declared that they would soon be launching smartphones with 3D screen in the market.

Although sales of Nintendo’s Ds have dropped over the past year, game analysts are of the opinion that it is because people have been holding out for the arrival of Nintendo 3DS.

They predict that the launch of Nintendo’s 3DS will see a greater flurry of sales in its first year than Nintendo’s DS.

When Wii was launched, it began disappearing from the shelves so rapidly that stock often became unavailable or in short supply as recently as last February. Industry insiders are not sure if the 3DS will see a similar reception, but note that pre-orders for it have been strong.