Iwata: Nintendo has received more movie offers for 3DS since E3
Nintendo showcased trailers of three Hollywood movies on the 3DS when the system made its debut back in June. DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon, Warner Bros’ Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, and Disney’s Tangled were all available for viewing in 3D. Nintendo declined to discuss the feature at their Fall 2010 conference, but Satoru Iwata actually was asked about it at an investor’s Q&A session a few days ago. Although he said that “nothing concrete has been decided yet” about 3D movies on the 3DS, he did say that the company has “received a number of offers since” since E3.
“Finally about the movies, nothing concrete has been decided yet. When we demonstrated Nintendo 3DS for the first time in the world at the time of E3, we were allowed to showcase some 3D movie trailers from a few Hollywood studios (to people including many from the Hollywood movie industry), and we have received a number of offers since then. Therefore, I am certain that people in Hollywood are interested in this new product. Whenever we have shown Nintendo 3DS, almost without any exceptions, people have shown strong interest in it. We understand that many movie theaters will be able to show 3D movies, and a considerable amount of movie content is going to be made in 3D. When it comes to the opportunity for them to be able to show 3D movies, however, people in Hollywood currently do not believe that 3D television sets will be able to spread into ordinary households with rapid speed. I have the impression that they see Nintendo 3DS as a strong candidate to become the very first 3D device to be able to spread into the mass market in massive volumes. I’d like to discuss more details at some later time, when I will be able to do so.”