Nintendo seeks to rev up 3DS with holiday games

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TOKYO (AP) ? Nintendo is readying an array of video games for the holidays in an aggressive attempt at catch up for lost time from the sales delay of the 3DS portable machine last year.

Nintendo Co., which makes the Wii home console and Super Mario and Pokemon games, showed some of the gaming titles featuring glasses-free three-dimensional technology at a packed Tokyo event hall Tuesday.

The year-end holidays and the New Year’s gift-giving season will be a key test for the 3DS portable. Game companies make up more than half their annual sales during those months.

Analysts say it cost the Japanese video game maker potential momentum when the 3DS was not ready for Christmas last year, and did not go on sale until earlier this year.