According to a press release from The Consumer Electronics Association, Nintendo will be attending the Consumer Electronics Show for the first time in over 16 years.  Nintendo has yet to release a statement of their own regarding their attendance at the event.  The Consumer Electronics Show is taking place on Jan. 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nintendo will likely be showcasing the highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS portable gaming device which is set to be released in February 2011 in Japan and March 2011 in North America.  Nintendo may also use the event to announce several launch details such as a North American price and software launch lineup for the device.