Nintendo gaming system goes 3-D

Models show Nintendo DSi portable machines, the revamped models of Nintendo's hit DS machines, in two colors during a press event in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. The DSi will come with a digital camera, built in in the middle of the joint part, that will allow players to mix images, scribble on photos and create new faces, the Japanese game maker said. The Nintendo DSi will go on sale in Japan on Nov. 1 for 18,900 yen (US$180), and will be available overseas next year. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

March 23, 2010 1:43:25 PM PDT
A popular handheld video gaming system is going 3-D.

Nintendo says it will begin selling a 3-D version of its DS game system.

The 3 DS will not require special glasses. It's is expected to be available within a year.

The announcement comes just days before Nintendo launches its new DSI XL which has larger screens than the current models.