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Sony rep questions appeal of Nintendo 3DS

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(Read caption) 3D technology is coming to the Nintendo DS line. But one Sony exec is questioning how popular the Nintendo 3DS will be among younger users.

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Sony is on the warpath.

Last week the electronics company lashed out at Nintendo and Microsoft in an advertisement promoting the PlayStation Move motion-control system. Now a Sony rep has suggested that the Nintendo 3DS, a handheld gaming device that utilizes 3D technology – and obviates the need for those geeky glasses – could get a chilly reception from consumers.

"Having been in the portable space for quite awhile, I think it's an interesting move but one I'd like to see where they go from a demographic standpoint," John Koller, the director of hardware marketing at Sony, told the gaming website IGN. Koller added that "8- and 9-year-olds playing 3D is a little bit of a stretch given where some of our research is right now."

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