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Nintendo 3DS to Feature eReader System

July 9, 2013

Nintendo has developed an eReader system for the 3DS handheld game console. This feature will be made available for the Japanese market in the Fall. The company has collected approximately three hundred Japanese children's books for this venture. At the moment, the company has not announced any plans to bring the 3DS eReader system to the United States market.

In an effort “to bring their numbers up, Nintendo is once again exploring new markets. Right now, they’ve got their eyes set on the growing eBook market. In 2012 Japan’s internal eBook market pulled in approximately 72 billion yen (US$270 million), and those figures are expected to more than triple in the next four to five years! One might wonder how compatible Nintendo’s 3DS system is with such digital reading material—the hand console’s horizontal screen alignment is not exactly ideal for reading Japanese kanji in the vertical line format used by most books—but hopes are high that by narrowing their demographic to youth, with whom the 3DS system is already hugely popular, Nintendo will reach success.” more at Rocket News 24▸▸

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