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Reggie on the strategy behind revealing a ton of content at E3…

“Well, a couple of things. First, even with all that we revealed, we describe only the surface of product that’s coming out over the next, call it, nine months. So there is a lot of content coming on our systems, which is great. In terms of our strategy for this show, because we’re in such a fortunate position of having so much great content, and 99% of which is coming very quickly, we were in a very enviable position to be able to share it all, which is great.”


“We view the 3DS as a revolutionary device, and expect its launch to spur hardware and software sales. Due to the unique 3DS experience previewed by Nintendo at E3 this year, we believe Nintendo will be able to sell millions of units even at a price of upwards of $250. From a software perspective, we believe Nintendo will be able to increase DS software prices, from a blended average of around $25 today to over $29 next year.” – industry analyst Michael Pachter

Pachter also said that games themselves could see higher prices compared to what has been offered with the DS. This wouldn’t be too surprising – Satoru Iwata previously stated that development costs of some titles could approach Wii levels.

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“I am excited. With the Nintendo 3DS, all of the new elements and the 3D technology is perfect for The Legend Of Zelda series. It’s everything from the depth that you get from riding through vistas or a more accurate sense of distance between you and the enemy you are fighting. I think it is perfect for this series. Of course we are very excited to see what it can do. Of course I look at what the development environment is like and one of the things that I want to take up further going forward is how playing in 3D effects things. Does it make you tired? Do you want to create a game where players are sitting in front of their systems for a long period of time? Obviously there are things that can be 3D but we don’t have to shoehorn it in. If it’s beneficial, of course, we’ll want to use it. So what I would like to do is to take a look at what other people are doing out there, see what the reaction is, then go back and figure out exactly what I want out of 3D.” – Eiji Aonuma

Even though I’m looking forward to projects like Kid Icarus: Uprising and Metal Gear Solid 3DS, I think Ocarina of Time 3D is my most anticipated title for the 3DS. After all, the N64 game is one of my favorite titles of all time! I can’t wait to see what it looks like in 3D.

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This information comes from Nintendo Power…

Kid Icarus: Uprising

– A number of different weapons in the game
– Pit’s attitude is casual
– Will feature “additional features and attractions”
– Sakurai wants the game to be released very close to the 3DS’ launch (if not at launch)

Paper Mario 3DS

– Decals are important

News from Hideki Konno

– Once again, he was put in charge of designing the next handheld
– Miyamoto wanted 20 versions of the original Nintendogs so that players would get a feeling of what it’s like to receive a dog from a pet store
– Konno wouldn’t say if DSiWare downloads can be transferred, but he did say that Nintendo will take care of their customers and respond to their feelings
– Luigi’s Mansion sequel could wind up on 3DS

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“Boy, 3D is here to stay; it is not a fad, and speed the day that we get big screen TVs, and theaters with glasses free 3D like that. Nintendo got everything right on that little device. And they deserve to sell a gazillion of them. I want the first one off the line. And boy I hope I get a chance to develop for it someday. I mean literately, I came away from that feeling like I had just experienced some Disney magic. And I’ve been telling everybody who’ll listen it’s like the coolest thing ever, it’s unbelievable. I absolutely fell in love with the thing.” – Warren Spector

Warren Spector sounds like one of the 3DS’ biggest fans. Just a few days ago he was talking about how it changed his life! So…How about Epic Mickey 2 on the 3DS?

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EA is a big fan of the 3DS

Posted on 8 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 2 Comments

“I think it’s a great E3 for the industry. Normally, you come here and there’s one hardware surprise, and I can’t think of another E3 where everyone’s surprising in a positive way. And they’re positive surprises. It’s not like, ‘Yeah, they did that but I don’t know about that.’ Every one of [these new technologies] is cool. The 3DS is just incredibly cool. The 3DS is magical. You put that in your hand, you look down, and all of a sudden it’s in 3D without glasses. That’s an amazing experience. I’m a huge fan. I think that device is going to sell like hot cakes. I think it’s going to do incredibly well, and in typical Nintendo fashion they have re-energized the industry, yet again. I give them nothing but credit and we are excited to be supporting that platform with Madden, FIFA, and The Sims that we announced.” – EA’s John Schappert

I have to agree with Mr. Schappert when he said that the 3DS “is going to sell like hot cakes.” The DS has sold extremely well, and considering that the 3DS improves on Nintendo’s current handheld in numerous ways – as well as including glasses-less 3D technology – I can only imagine the sales that it’ll achieve.

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