Hand-helds at dawn as Nintendo starts games war

War has been declared, but although it is a conflict that deploys the latest hi-tech equipment, it will not be fought with conventional weapons.

The battle is for consumers’ thumbs and the opening salvo is the launch today of the Dual Screen (DS), a new video console from the games giant Nintendo. The clamshell hand-held device opens up to reveal two screens. The game takes place on one screen and can be controlled by buttons or by touching the second screen. A microphone allows shouting to speed up the action on some games.

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