Nintendo, which is battling a slump in sales for its video-game consoles, plans to release the highly anticipated 3DS portable gaming device in the United States in March.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata made the announcement at a Wednesday news conference in Chiba, Japan, which is near Tokyo. The 3DS, the latest generation of the DS line of portables, is unique in that people can play 3D games and view 3D content without the use of special glasses.

Iwata said the 3DS would be released first in Japan Feb. 26 and in Europe, Australia and the U.S. the next month. Specific launch dates will be released in each country separately.

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