3DS to move Nintendo’s digital distribution plan forward, says Iwata

Monday, 12th July 2010 09:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said that 3DS is the next step in the company’s digital distribution plan.

“We are thinking the release of new hardware should be good timing for a dramatic improvement of this situation,” Iwata said during a recent investor session.

“In addition to the function of ‘3D graphics without 3D glasses,’ Nintendo 3DS will have enhanced wireless communication function.

“Nintendo 3DS will receive various pieces of information automatically if there is a chance of communication while a user carries it even when he or she does not try to start communication pro-actively by unfolding Nintendo 3DS.”

He added: “By combining Nintendo 3DS with such function, we are now planning to expand our digital-distribution type of business.”

Before 3DS’s E3 reveal last month, Nintendo registered trademarks related to the system such as 3DSWare and 3DSPlay.

No exact date’s been confirmed for the console’s launch as yet, but it’s out before the end of March next year.

Thanks, Siliconera.



  1. Erthazus

    Clever, it’s much better than from Sony: Here you go PSP Go and fuck UMD and you can’t do something about it.

    PS: Whats Sony is going to do with PSP 2? If they won’t surprise gamers, consumers with PSP 2, Sony again will fight loosing war.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Crysis

    They keep claiming that they have no plans regarding the Psp2 & it’s completely possible they will try to use the psp directly against the 3DS, if so, well RIP psp

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Did they announce a Monster Hunter for the 3DS?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Crysis

    “Did they announce a Monster Hunter for the 3DS?”
    idk, google it XD
    Nope, has not been announced yet

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    By the way, not only 3DS have 3D!!!! It has a motion sensing device. Don’t know why Nintendo never talked about it at E3 2010.

    Sony is fighting a loosing war.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    @4, Sony’s alright for now, then. In Japan, at least. :-)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Retroid

    They have a digital distribution plan?

    Other than selling things in piss-poor shops and locking them to consoles rather than accounts, thus preventing me from buying anything from them.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Anders

    “By the way, not only 3DS have 3D!!!! It has a motion sensing device. Don’t know why Nintendo never talked about it at E3 2010.”

    They did. It will be interesting to see how that will work with the 3D screen, though. I would assume that tilting the console would mess up the 3D effect.

    #8 5 years ago

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