The world’s television manufacturers are closely watching public reaction to the launch of Nintendo’s 3DS handheld gaming device.
It features 3D technology for which you do not have to use special glasses.
Electronics companies, losing money in their TV divisions, are hoping it could also usher in wider acceptance of 3-D.
The Nintendo system has been criticised for its high price and short battery life. There have also been reports of the device crashing while games are being played.
Pre-orders of the 3DS console were strong, but sales over the weekend in Europe were reportedly lower than Nintendo had predicted.