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Nintendo 3DS a hit in Japan

Handheld game close to selling out in two days

Tokyo — The Nintendo 3DS, a 3D version of the Nintendo DS handheld that can be played without special glasses, sold 371,326 units in its first two days on release in Japan.

The ¥25,000 ($305) 3DS hit the shelves on Saturday and has already sold out in many stores, nearly exhausting Nintendo’s first shipment of 400,000 units, according to game mag publisher Enterbrain.

This compares with sales of 440,000 units of the Nintendo DS in its first four days on release in Japan in 2004.

The 3DS will bow in Europe on March 26 and in the U.S. on March 27, priced at $250, and in Australia on March 31. One advantage for Nintendo DS users is its backward compatibility with all Nintendo DS games.

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