This isn't the first time in our brief gaming history that 3D realms have come into play. Remember the not too distant past when virtual reality was the next step we were going to take in gaming? What ever happened to it? Why did the whole idea of a virtual reality suddenly up and vanish? Turns out that Sega had been working on a VR set that would plug directly into their console, but fearing customer lawsuits over the health risks involved, dumped the project all together.
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HotHardware: Generally you don't bite the hand the feeds you, but apparently Nintendo doesn't feel GameStop provides all that much financial sustenance, hence the console maker isn't thinking twice about competing against the new and used games retailer with lower priced refurbished consoles. That's right, Nintendo is now selling refurbished 3DS and DSi XL game consoles in the U.S., and at prices that are lower than GameStop.
Joystiq - The 3DS has surpassed five million units sold in the United States, Nintendo announced today. Contributing to that new milestone: over 155,000 3DS systems were sold in the US in the month of June, according to NPD data cited by Nintendo.