|06-22-2010, 07:45 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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Iwata Talks Nintendo 3DS Third Party Titles, Better Graphics
During an E3 Q&A, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was asked about third party support for the recently revealed Nintendo 3DS handheld.
Here's what he said;
"When we took the new Nintendo 3DS hardware and showed it to (third-party) publishers and developers, their feeling was that much of their content was something they could realize on the Nintendo 3DS system," he said, "and that's why we were able to announce the lineup that we did yesterday."
Iwata also touched on the 3DS' "always online" mode, which appears to be something that involves a "tag" and transmits data every time you come into contact with a wi-fi signal.
"So up until now, much of the digital distribution focus has been on more of a 'pull type' where the consumer goes out, gets the content and pulls it to themselves," Iwata said. "With Nintendo 3DS, we're looking at a model that would be more focused around the 'push type,' where we're able to push information or content out to the device. And with a model like that, what it means is that because the consumer doesn't have to actively seek out the information themselves, it gives us a venue for creative new ideas of our company or of our developers to reach consumers much more easily."
We're hearing a slew of rumors and non-truths, so we'll just tell you that Nintendo has said the 3DS will be out in all major markets by the end of March 2011.
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