Nintendo wants to please current 3DS owners before expanding the user demographic
“For the Nintendo 3DS, we have to first maintain the situation in which the current owners of the Nintendo 3DS will be satisfied. We cannot put too much priority on expanding the entire user demographic at present. It is important to maintain a good sense of balance here.” – Nintendo President Satoru Iwata
Iwata also stated that there are more casual titles currently in development, but that 3DS’s core demographic is different than that of the DS. No specific information about these casual games was given, but with titles such as Resident Evil: Revelations and Kid Icarus: Uprising coming out soon, it’s clear this isn’t the same audience that was drawn to Nintendogs back in 2005.
Source: Shack News
Nintendo is currently capable of digitally distributing retail games, but pricing is the problem
According to Iwata, Nintendo could begin making retail games downloadable, but if they started making these titles available for download now, there would be too much competition with wholesalers and retailers. The issue that the company has to work out is how much to charge, because many stores sell games for lower than the MSRP. But, if they set the price too low, then they won’t turn a profit. Iwata stated that he doesn’t want digital distribution to become “an enemy to wholesalers and retailers,” and that Nintendo wants to reach a solution that will benefit both the company and the stores that carry its products.
Capcom confirms Ace Attorney 5
At an Ace Attorney 10th anniversary event in Tokyo, it was revealed that a fifth game in the series is currently in development. The platform wasn’t specified, though it will likely be on 3DS, given the franchise’s history on Nintendo handhelds. As of now, it is unknown if it will be released outside of Japan.
It was also revealed that the first three games, originally for Game Boy Advance, will be released in HD for iOS.
Source: Nintendo World Report