Iwata: Japanese Third Parties Investing More In 3DS Software

Nintendo working with third parties to release titles in the West

The Nintendo 3DS has been a huge hit in Japan. It consistently tops the hardware sales charts by quite a distance and naturally this has led to many Japanese studios investing in creating software for the system.

This was something Nintendo President Satoru Iwata brought up during the recent analyst meeting at E3:

As handheld devices occupy a large share of the video game market and Nintendo 3DS has become popular in Japan, Japanese software developers are eagerly assigning their top teams to develop Nintendo 3DS titles.

Crucially, he also said many of these titles currently in development "have sales potential for the Western markets".

Nintendo is working hard to publish such titles in those regions.

It would be fantastic to see more Japanese titles make it over to the West as so many have fallen by the wayside over recent years.

Of course there are other third party titles coming to the West for 3DS including Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate, Sonic Lost World and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Nintendo believes this influx of software will really help push the platform forwards.

This is the third year for Nintendo 3DS. Through the enriched software lineup, we aim to vastly expand the business of this platform in the Western markets as well as in the Japanese market.

Would you like to see more Japanese titles make the leap over to the West? If so which titles? Let us know in the comment section below.

[via nintendo.co.jp]

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