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Nintendo 3DS Goes on Sale in Japan, Game Fans Line Up in Tokyo

Nintendo Co., the world’s biggest maker of video-game players, began selling its 3DS handheld model to crowds in Tokyo as the company tries to revive profit amid growing competition with Apple Inc. and Sony Corp.

About 2,000 people gathered outside Yodobashi Camera Co.’s store in Akihabara, Tokyo, to get their hands on the 3DS after it was sold out on pre-order at other electronics retailers, according to deputy shop manager Kazuhiro Kashiwagi. Fans, some of whom began queuing from 10 p.m. yesterday, whiled away the waiting time playing on their Sony PlayStation Portables, iPhones and iPads.