Nintendo develops 3-D console

Nintendo is planning a 3D version of its popular DS handheld games console.
The 3DS would hit shops sometime before next March. Players will not need to wear special 3D glasses to enjoy the games, the company said. More details about the console will be given at E3, the annual video games expo which takes place in June. The Japanese games giant is planning to cash in on the popularity of 3-D technology and content, like that used in the blockbuster Avatar. Rival Sony plans to launch 3-D games and TVs later this year as it also harnesses the technology.