Thousands flock to Nintendo 3DS premiere in Japan

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Thousands of Japanese game fans flocked to an exhibition hall near Tokyo as Nintendo let the general public try its 3D-enabled DS console for the first time.

The new-generation DS machine — which allows users to play 3D games without wearing special glasses — missed the Christmas season but will be released on February 26 in Japan and in March in the United States, Europe and Australia.

Thousands of gamers on Saturday converged on the hall as Nintendo kicked off an admission-free, three-day event for the 3DS in Chiba, east of Tokyo.

Nintendo declined to say how many people had gathered, but hour-long queues did not deter those waiting for a trial lasting just a few minutes.

“It’s fun, I want it,” Reika, 12, declared after she visited the event with her parents.

via Thousands flock to Nintendo 3DS premiere in Japan – Yahoo! News.