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Nintendo 3DS: Nintendo's new handheld offers 3D without the glasses

Nintendo 3DS -- Nintendo offering 3D games on their new handheld and you don't new glasses.

By AP / June 15, 2010

The Nintendo 3DS. The first-ever portable 3D gaming system is modeled during Nintendo's E3 presentation, Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE in Los Angeles.

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Nintendo is showing off its 3D handheld gaming system and introducing updates to classic game franchises like "Donkey Kong" and "Kirby."

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It's part of an effort by Nintendo to stay ahead of its rivals by sticking to what it knows best — video games.

Meanwhile, Sony and Microsoft are working to expand the reach of their consoles beyond gaming.

At the E3 Expo in Los Angeles on Tuesday, an industry conference of 45,000, Nintendo introduced the 3DS, the latest version of its popular handheld device.

But unlike other attempts at 3D screens, the gadget works without special glasses.

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter says Nintendo "blew people away." But the big question is the price.

Nintendo didn't say how much the 3DS would cost or when it will be available.

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