3DS to expand Nintendo’s online market

Bless Nintendo, it’s certainly tried to embrace the world of digital distribution. Despite the occasional decent WiiWare game, the company still hasn’t quite gotten a handle on the download market, but Nintendo bossman Satoru Iwata believes that will change when the 3DS comes into play. 

“We are thinking the release of new hardware should be good timing for a dramatic improvement of this situation,” reveals Iwata. “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. By combining Nintendo 3DS with such function, we are now planning to expand our digital-distribution type of business.”

Hey, anything’s got to be better than DSiWare. 

3DS Is The Next Step To Better Digital Distribution For Nintendo [Siliconera]

Jim Sterling