Iwata: More Developers Interested in 3DS Than Were Into DS

Strong third-party support boasted again

3DS already has the support of major third-party publishers including Ubisoft, EA, Sega, Capcom and plenty more, but Satoru Iwata has spelled out the level of commitment from overseas companies, saying the console has more support than the DS did before launch.

To say the least, our overseas publishers are not taking a passive approach to Nintendo 3DS at all. In fact, it is safe for you to think that they have been fairly proactive in thinking about this new hardware from the start.

Hopefully this means there'll be a range of quality third-party titles available around the console's launch, but it's not just games developers taking a strong interest in the console: Hollywood film companies are said to be enamoured with the console's ability to play 3D movies on the go.

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.

Considering Nintendo hopes to sell four million 3DS units within its first month, we think those Hollywood bigwigs could be right about it finding mass market success.

[via computerandvideogames.com]