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Nintendo to help Japanese devs bring 3DS games westward


7:00 AM on 01.31.2013
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Nintendo is doomed, obviously, but the plucky platform holder is still going to try its best anyway. Part of that valiant, if futile, effort involves bringing more Japanese-developed games to Western audiences. 

"The challenge for Nintendo 3DS exists in the overseas market, not the Japanese market," Nintendo President Satoru Iwata stated at the company's third quarter financial results briefing. "We need to think about the method and its possibility of making what we have done in Japan happen." 

Games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf have made the 3DS a big hit over there and other companies are starting to take notice. "Japanese software developers are eagerly assigning their top teams to develop key titles for Nintendo 3DS," he added. "We therefore plan to more actively support the Japanese software developers in distributing their key titles overseas this year."

No way! Nintendo is actually bringing games to North America and Europe? And without a crazy fan campaign bombarding them with letters? Rejoice!

Third Quarter Financial Results Briefing for Fiscal Year Ending March 2013 [Nintendo]






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