Videogames Head Into a World of 3-D

Nintendo Co. unveiled a new hand-held game system that displays 3-D images without the need for glasses, while rival Sony Corp. (SNE) presented a lineup of new 3-D titles, underlining how the videogame industry is betting on new technologies to rev up its growth.

Both Nintendo and Sony made 3-D a central element of their presentations at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo on Tuesday, with Nintendo taking the wraps off its 3DS handheld, an upgrade to its popular DS portable game machine.

Sony showed off new 3-D games including the latest versions of blockbuster franchises such as car racing game “Gran Turismo” and shooting game “Killzone.”

The 3-D products come as the videogame industry has struggled with continued slow growth despite an improving economy.

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