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Nintendo confirmed for first CES appearance in 16 years

3DS news expected at Vegas consumer tech show

The 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will mark Nintendo's first appearance at CES for 16 years.

Nintendo's upcoming 3DS handheld, due for a 2011 release, is expected to play a large part in the console giant's presence at the January show.

The company last appeared at CES in 1994, demonstrating prototype graphics hardware for what eventually became the Nintendo 64.

Also in attendance will be rivals Sony and Microsoft, as well as PC gaming component firms such as AMD and Intel.

"With the gaming market expected to generate $20.3 million in 2010, the International CES is the must-stop hub for innovative gaming products, and will allow CES attendees to experience the future of gaming from an amazing range of innovative companies," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA.

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Latest comments (6)

Luke Salvoni Senior iOS Developer 6 years ago
"With the gaming market expected to generate $20.3 million in 2010..."

Only $20m?
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Haven Tso Web-based Game Reviewer 6 years ago
Yeah $20m doesn't really sound like a lot of money for a big industry like this...
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Yiannis Koumoutzelis Founder & Creative Director, Neriad Games6 years ago
well since it is the first after 16 years i hope they reveal something big :)
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 6 years ago
Billion, Alec. Bil-lion. A mere 20m3k in retail means we're ALL out of a job if that happens (cue sound of last toilet flushing on the Titanic).

Even 203 million is a tad low for the US market, so I gather that figure is supposed to represent worldwide sales, correct?

Then again, it's not your typo if it's taken from the CES release.

And yeah, it'll be 3DS at CES with Reggie smiling and saying "See, no glasses required" or "It's on Like Donkey Kong (TM pending)" all over T-shirts and pin-backs.

Just a prediction... I'm good for four a day.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Greg Wilcox on 24th November 2010 9:29am

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Yiannis Koumoutzelis Founder & Creative Director, Neriad Games6 years ago
it obviously is billion.
millions is what CoD made the first week :)

and i hope it is more than this at CES. hopefully a revelation for 3DS launch dates and price in Europe and US?
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.6 years ago
Correct, Yiannis. 3DS price and date will be the big news there. Plus a booth with launch games and more camera-panning-demos-that-will-eventually-become-games.
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