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Nintendo’s Moffitt talks 3DS, lack of standard New 3DS in North America

Posted on June 25, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS, News

iDigitalTimes has some comments from Nintendo of America’s Scott Moffitt specifically about the 3DS. Moffitt addressed the 3DS’ success and lineup, why older models remain in the market, and commented on the lack of the standard New 3DS version in North America. Read on below to get a look at what was shared.

On the 3DS’ success…

“The 3DS for us has been, I wouldn’t call it a quiet success but it’s been a steady performer year in and year out for years now. We have 15 million units sold and really on that platform there is something for everyone.”

On the 3DS’ diverse lineup…

“Our sales were up 50 percent from the hardware, software side heading into the holiday season and again, it’s a range of content. If you’re a core gamer or someone who is more of an avid gamer you have Zelda Triforce Hero to look forward to. People are interested in Chibi Robo. If you are more of a casual gamer you have Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, which will introduce a whole new way to play with all of the new Amiibo cards.”

On why older 3DS models still have a place today…

“With our 3DS family, we want to make different units of 3DS available for different gamers at different price points. We want to open up the availability of the world of 3DS to as many people as possible.”

On the standard New 3DS for North America…

“With Nintendo, every market and every region makes their own choice of what their hardware lineup ought to be for their market and makes the best guess they can for what will satisfy the needs of gamers in that market. So I’ll never say never, but if we see a consumer need for that and fill out our portfolio of hardware offerings on the portable side we will consider bringing them in. But right now our lineup, we believe, satisfies the needs of the widest variety of gamers in our territory.”


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