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“We progressed with actual development, and we’re currently getting ready for mass production, but we determined that it would be difficult to ready suitable numbers for a release within the year. Additionally, regarding the level of polish for the product, we thought that by setting the release date to what was announced today we’d be able to deliver it at levels that we found satisfactory.”

“We decided that it would be preferred to simultaneously deliver a highly polished product and to ready satisfactory quantities in order to not cause confusion in the market. It is true that this caused negative effects on this year’s earnings forecasts.”

“The price ratio between consoles and portables has been x until now, so it should remain the same for 3DS.”

“Of course, the lower the price the better. However, considering a number of factors such as materials cost, the health of the platform business, and the reaction post E3 as to how much value would be felt from the hardware once the functionality was understood, we felt that this price would be understood.”


Iwata talks the 3DS’ specs

Posted on 7 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 3 Comments | 0 Likes

– 3DS has NAND memory
– NAND memory mostly used for system purposes
– Downloaded content will load directly from the SD card
– Not like the Wii in which it’s copied over to internal memory first
– Players can switch to larger memory cards if needed
– Battery figures not shared
– Iwata expecting that the 3DS will be charged more often than the DS, which is why the cradle comes with the system
– Specs are high because they didn’t want developers to think “Because of the specs, we can’t make our game on the Nintendo machine”
– Powerful hardware was also needed to display 3D images
– Nintendo believes the DS’ power was impacting the way of fully exploiting some of its features
– Nintendo’s developers felt such things as “Tag Mode is interesting, but with the DS, this is the limit”
– Nintendo wants players to be able to pause games during gameplay as well, couldn’t be done with the DS’ specs
– Powerful hardware also needed for Augmented Reality


Nintendo Voice Chat podcast summary

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Shantae: Risky’s Revenge

– IGN review on Friday
– Craig says it’s a brilliant game
– Game has been done for about a month
– WayForward has been waiting for Nintendo to release it
– Coming out Friday
– One of the best DSiWare games
– If you like Castlevania and/or Metroid, you’ll like it

Details on a number of 3DS games

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Cubic Ninja

– From AQ Interactive
– Action puzzle game
– Control a cube-shaped ninja
– Try to escape a mansion
– Need to deal with different traps, including breaking blocks and giant steel balls
– Tilt the 3DS system to control
– Mansion editor included
– Make your own mansions and exchange them with others
– Spring release

Shanghai 3D Cube

– Sunsoft game
– Follows the basics of Shanghai
– View the puzzle in 3D
– Cube layouts as well as pyramids and mahjong pieces
– Multiplayer
– Spring release


– From Gakken
– Education title
– Focuses on the Earth, outer space, and the world
– Will use the 3DS’ 3D functionality, high resolution, and accelerometer
– Summer 2011 release

Fish On

– From ASCII Media Works
– Fishing game
– Beautiful water graphics
– Move between points on the water in your boat
– Can fish from different points around the lodge
– Spring release


– From Climax
– Another entry in the driving action series
– Collaborating from Rocket Company
– Destruction important
– Race through the city to finish missions
– Spring release
– Announced at E3 as Crash-City GP


– From Rocket Company
– Customization
– Growth
– Collection/trading aspects
– Was announced at E3 as VS-robo



Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo)
Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo)
Steel Diver (Nintendo)
Zelda Ocarina of Time (Nintendo)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom)
Pro Baseball Spirits (Konami)
Ridge Racer 3D (Namco Bandai)
Samurai Warriors Chronicle (Tecmo Koei)
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Level-5)
Shanghai 3D Cube (Sunsoft)
Runabout for Nintendo 3DS (Rocket Company)
Cubic Ninja (AQ Interactive)
Fish On (ASCII Media Works)


Earthpedia (Gakken)

TBA 2011

Kid Icarus (Nintendo)
Medalot for Nintendo 3DS (Rocket Company)


Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo)
Animal Crossing (Nintendo)
Paper Mario (Nintendo)
Mario Kart (Nintendo)
Chocobo Racing 3D (Square Enix)
Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom)
Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom)
Dead or Alive Dimensions (Tecmo Koei)
3D Beauty Clock (Beauty Clock — not officially announced)


Well, that’s pretty odd. Tetsuya Nomura just said a few days ago that Kingdom Hearts 3 won’t be even be out by 2012. So I’m confused as to why this title would be that game!

3DS Mii footage

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3D Beauty Clock heading to the 3DS

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– Clock app telling time by showing pictures of girls holding signs with the hour and minute

– Clock is on the top screen
– Girl profile on the touch screen
– Clock image is a 3D picture
– Most likely downloadable similar to PSP Beauty Clock


Iwata comments on the 3DS’ price

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The fact that the 3DS will cost 25,000 yen in Japan hasn’t exactly garnered the best reaction. A number of folks believe this means that the handheld will be $250 in the U.S., or maybe even $300. During an analysts meeting, Satoru Iwata commented on the 3DS’ price. When a person suggested that 25,000 yen might be a bit too much, Iwata said that Nintendo considered a number of factors when determining how much it would cost, including the company taking into account the reception of the portable at E3. I guess that means Nintendo saw a very strong interest in the system, therefore fans wouldn’t mind paying a high price for it!


Cubic Ninja screenshots

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